Life of Ryan is an American reality television series created by Jason A. Carbone for MTV and following the life of pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler, his family and friends through the various twists and turns of life as a skater and a typical teenager.
The series originally premiered in the USA on MTV on 27 August, 2007. Season 2 premiered in the USA on 8 January 2008. There are 18 episodes in two seasons.
Life of Ryan airs in South Africa on DStv's MTV and MTVbase channels.
Season 2 premiered on MTV on Monday 7 April 2008, at 21h00. There are 10 half-hour episodes in the season.
Ever stare out your window and wish you had a skate park in your backyard? Do you daydream about what it would be like to be mentioned in the same breath as pro skateboarder Tony Hawk?
Hope to one day travel the globe, have a line of sneakers named after you and have tons of people fawning all over you? Do you think all this is too good to be true?
Well, it's not. This is The Life of Ryan.
Ryan Sheckler's tale is a coming-of-age story set against an almost superhero-like existence. At just 17, Ryan, a skateboarding phenom who got on his first board at just 18 months old, already has everything a boy could ever dream of having.
He has traveled the world and won numerous competitions; he owns a Range Rover; and, yes, he even has his very own skate park in his backyard! But deep down Ryan's really just like any other teenage boy - he's just looking for the right girl and wants to spend time with his buddies.
Ryan is the youngest person to ever turn professional in the world of skateboarding. Give him a skateboard and he turns into a superhero on four wheels. But beyond the board, he's just a regular kid trying to figure it all out.
Yes, Ryan travels the world showing off his skills, but his omnipresent mother, who is also his manager, is always right by his side. When home in San Clemente, Calif., he's a normal kid who spends his days worrying about girls, curfews and acceptance, both among his peers and his parents.