I already knew that Ryan Lochte wanted to join Dancing with the Stars and maybe other reality TV shows, but he surprised everyone by landing a cameo in 90210! Be still, my heart.

Although I'm a big fan of the half-Cuban Olympic gold medalist swimmer (and, really, who isn't at this point?), I'm not really that into reality TV. I do love dancing and cooking competitions, but Ryan's recent Funny or Die videos and this new unfortunately not-shirtless role on the Los Angeles-based show have made me think about all of the OTHER great shows that Ryan absolutely must star in. Here are the 5 other shows that need to give Ryan Lochte a call ASAP.

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How I Met Your Mother

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I really love this show (despite it taking FOREVER to find out who this mythical mother is), but there is something really weird about a New York City-based show with NO Latinos! Seriously, what’s up with that? Well, Ryan should totally step in to change all that. Since Robin the newscaster (Cobie Smulders) is a huge sports fan, I think it would only be natural if she interviews him--and then dates him.


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White Collar

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Okay, here’s how we solve the Ryan not being shirtless in 90210 problem: We get the super-hot star of this show, Matt Bomer, his buddy Adam Rodriguez from the movie Magic Mike, throw them into some crazy white collar art theft ring that passes through a male strip revue and the only way they can get in with (and catch) the mastermind (Ryan, obviously) is to all strip together. DONE.


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Despite inviting Latino superstars Ricky Martin and Gloria Estefan on this past season, I don’t think they did enough with them. Since Sam (Chord Overstreet) is already on the swim team, then why not invite Ryan to star as his new coach? That would not only guarantee some shirtless time with the athlete but it’ll also give him more time to show off his skills in the pool. And if they can fit in Ricky and Gloria doing a dance number together with Santana (Naya Rivera) in the same episode, I think my head will explode from joy.

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Okay, I don’t just want Ryan to stick with the funny shows. He has to do something a bit more serious, too. And what’s more serious than a crime drama with dead bodies and bones? Well, actually, this show has some pretty funny moments too and I recently read that they’re going to have an episode with just the squinterns. Clearly that’s when Ryan should step in and join in with the other young, cute, funny and adorable interns assisting Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel). 


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True Blood/The Vampire Diaries

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Vampires are sexy. This is a fact. Now, I may not love ALL vampires (not a fan of the sparkly lovesick kind, that is), but the vampires in these two shows are downright some of the hottest undead men around. I can’t decide if I want to see Ryan done up with his own fangs or be a sexy victim, but I don’t know that it matters too much so long as he’s shirtless. It wouldn’t hurt if Damon (Ian Somerhalder) or the entire male cast of True Blood were shirtless alongside him, too.