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30 Rock Season 7 Preview: Ryan Lochte Is A Sex Idiot

30 Rock premiered it’s seventh and final season just a couple of weeks ago, and things have been a bit slow-going thus far. Next week, NBC’s comedy has plans to shake things up a bit by introducing a few new guest stars, including Olympic gold medal winner Ryan Lochte, who has been gearing up for television for several months now. Lochte will play himself on the show, and in NBC’s clip from the episode, the words coming out of his mouth are already managing to irritate Jack, who is working on his dating game.

After Thursday’s pretty non-eventful episode, maybe all the writers need is some rock hard abs to shake things up. “Hello Ryan Lochte” only features a tease of those abs, but you know they’re coming. The 30 Rock cameo is just a tease for the Olympic swimmer, who will pull out his big guns at the end of the month, when he partakes in his first ever ‘real’ acting role. Lochte will guest on the CW’s 90210 on October 29th.

Also guest starring in next week’s episode is actress Nina Arianda, who recently appeared in Win Win and Tower Heist. The actress may be the lesser known of the celebrities in the clip, but she certainly gets the winning line when she refers to Lochte as her “sex idiot.” That’s why NYU gave her an MFA in acting, people.

NBC’s 30 Rock airs Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET.

Jessica Rawden

Amazing Race & Top Chef superfan with a pinch of Disney fairy dust thrown in. If you’ve created a rom-com I’ve probably watched it.