Rumors had been swirling like a band of synchronized swimmers that Olympic heartthrob Ryan Lochte was eyeing TV appearances on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars,” but it looks like the athlete’s first television deal is coming by way of a very different zip code.
According to CBS Television Studios, Ryan (who earned five medals at this summer’s Games) will make a cameo on “90210” as a guest at a resort where Naomi (AnnaLynne McCord) and Max (Josh Zuckerman) are staying to strengthen their relationship. While details are mostly scarce at this point, the episode is slated to air Monday, October 29, on The CW.
This is all great news for the guy with the grill, but we’re more interested to hear when teammate Nathan Adrian will be making his appearance on an episode of “The Vampire Diaries.” Let’s make this happen, Julie Plec!
(Sidenote: Is anyone around these parts aged enough to remember gymnast Kerri Strug’s slightly awkward cameo on the original “Beverly Hills, 90210”? Just me? OK, I’ll go back to my Old Person Corner now.)