Ryan Lochte Says Jeah to 30 Rock Guest Spot

NBC casts swimming superstar for cameo in show's finale season

By Kristin Dos Santos Sep 06, 2012 5:00 PMTags
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Romance, schmomance!

Though Ryan Lochte has been in talks with reality-dating shows like The Bachelor and Ready for Love, NBC confirms the next TV gig he's chosen has nothin' to do with love (in real life, anyway): The Olympic swimming superstar will be making an appearance on the final season of 30 Rock.

Oh, and you can totally thank us, your E! friends, for making this cameo happen. (You are welcome, America!) Because the ultra-busy Lochte is in New York this week covering Fashion Week for E! News (weeknights at 7 p.m.), so he was able to squeeze in the 30 Rock gig.

"It was a long morning. We did a lot of takes, but, you know what, it was fun," Lochte tells our own Cat Sadler. "Being with Alec Baldwin on set…he's a great guy. Great actor. I enjoyed it.  I had so much fun. And I can't really tell you what it was about, but it was outrageous."

Along with serving as our special E! News fashion correspondent, and cozying up to Tina Fey, Lochte will be guest starring on the CW's 90210.

Up next, he will be starting up his own TV network called All Lochte All The Time. OK, not really. But clearly we haven't seen the last of him!

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)