The Olympics may be over, but the fun is just beginning for some of America's most recognizable athletes. Several Olympians are in talks with reality TV producers, and it might not be long before we see them on the small screen.
Olympians have a long history with reality TV shows. From "Dancing With The Stars" champions Shawn Johnson and Apolo Anton Ohno to Kardashian step-father Bruce Jenner, numerous Olympians have proved as adept in front of the cameras as on the Olympic podium.
This time around, Michael Phelps leads the group of Olympians making the transition to reality TV. Phelps, who has a long list of things he'd like to accomplish now that he's retired from swimming, will be appearing on the Golf Channel series "The Haney Project" with Tiger Woods' former swing coach, Hank Haney.
Phelps' main rival, Ryan Lochte, is reportedly in talks on three different reality TV projects. The subject of the shows has not been disclosed, but the possibilities are endless with a main character like Lochte.
The American women also feature a host of marketable stars. Lolo Jones, Gabby Douglas, Missy Franklin and Alex Morgan each saw their celebrity skyrocket in London. But it is sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross who will be the first to make it to reality TV. Reports indicate that a show which featured Richards-Ross and her husband, Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross, was picked up by WEtv.
With the notable exception of Chad Johnson, it's been a pretty successful summer for athletes and reality TV shows. Pete Rose's show is in production while Rob Gronkowski and his family are figuring out the details on a show.
And the offers will assuredly keep rolling in for Tim Tebow.
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