TCA Winter 2013: E! Dives Into New Ryan Lochte Reality Series

Network Greenlights New York-Based Food Series

The life of Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Locthe will be the subject of a new E! reality series launching in April, according to network officials.

Also in April the network will premiere Playing With Fire, a reality series that follows the professional and personal lives of executives in New York’s restaurant industry, according to E! president Suzanne Kolb during the network’s Television Critics Association Winter tour presentation here.

 E!’s docu-series What Would Ryan Lochte Do? will follow the life of the enigmatic swimmer and his family, the network said.  

On the scripted side, Kolb said the network is looking at several pilots with the hopes of launching a series either late 2013 or in 2014, although she would not reveal specifics.