Life of Ryan

Life of Ryan
Skateboarding hero Ryan Sheckler's dream came true when he went pro a la Tony Hawk. The youngest person ever to achieve such superstar status in skateboarding, this 17-year-old appears to have it all. Find out if his life is all that as the cameras probe the deepest reaches of his real home and family.

Genre: Reality

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    • Episode 6

      What's Next?

      aired: Sat, Apr 18, 2009

      Ryan faces on of the biggest challenges in his life when he finds out his two best friends are moving away for college. Ryan is offered a major role in a Hollywood movie, but struggles with how his haters will respond.

    • Episode 5

      Model Behavior

      aired: Sat, Apr 18, 2009

      Ryan's younger brother, Shane, needs Ryan's help convincing mom to le him go on a skate trip, but even Ryan doubts if he's ready to be on the road unsupervised. Meanwhile, Ryan meets a super cute model named Melissa.

    • Episode 4

      Right Here, Right Now

      aired: Sat, Apr 18, 2009

      The X Games competition is the most important contest of the year to Ryan, but can he overcome his injury in order to break his losing streak? Steve encourages Ryan to cut down on frivolous spending.

    • Episode 3

      Business Before Pleasure

      aired: Sat, Apr 18, 2009

      Ryan is hosting the first annual Ryan Sheckler Celebrity Golf Tournament, but when Ryan invites his buddies, Steve gets concerned. Ryan must prove to his younger brother that he is still an important part of his life.

    • Episode 2

      Adding Insult to Injury

      aired: Sat, Apr 18, 2009

      Ryan must overcome his pre-season injury and silence his critics in the first contest of the skate season, The Maloof Money Cup. Ryan invites Casey's ex-girlfriend to the contest in hopes Casey will let bygones be bygones.

    • Episode 1

      My House, My Rules

      aired: Fri, Apr 17, 2009

      Ryan has been enjoying the freedoms of living on his own, but when his late night parties start getting out of hand, Ryan must decide if the thrill of the chaos is worth the risk.

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    • Episode 16

      Finally On My Own

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      It’s finally time for Ryan to move into his own home. Gretchen has been working diligently to get Ryan’s affairs in order, but Ryan fears that his mom is taking over and his creative say will go unheard. After an argument between the two of them, Ryan comes to realize that his mother is actually working so hard as a way to distract herself from her emotions regarding her firstborn leaving the nest. Meanwhile, Gretchen reveals her recent split with boyfriend, Bruce, and Ryan is surprised when his dad shows concern.

    • Episode 15

      Finally On My Own

      aired: Sun, May 18, 2008

      The day has finally come when Ryan hears that his offer has been accepted on the house of his dreams. Once the reality hits, a new issue arises – should Tony be another roommate? At the invitation of Red Bull, Ryan says Auf Wiedershen to San Clemente for the Alpine delights of Austria. He brings Tony with him and takes advantage of their time away to weigh out their housemate compatibility. Unfortunately, while Ryan works to charm one of his biggest sponsors, Tony can’t stop complaining at every given turn.

    • Episode 14

      Tony's Test

      aired: Sun, May 18, 2008

      After the chaotic spilt between Casey and Taylor, Ryan cannot avoid the pull of their drama and escapes to Los Angeles for some street skating and press appearances. Ryan wonders if eliminating Taylor from the group will be the fix they need for the crew to be drama-free. For years, Kane has been riding a two-wheeled Razor scooter, much to the horror of both Ryan and Shane. Recently though, Kane has made the switch from two wheels to four and now wants to sell his scooter on eBay.

    • Episode 13

      Episode 13

      aired: Tue, Apr 8, 2008

      After Ryan’s best friends Casey and Taylor called it quits, Ryan works to figure out how he’ll keep his close-knit support group together. With Casey acting jealous, it makes it hard for Ryan to hang with Taylor and the two guys get into a fight. After working so hard taking meeting after meeting, Ryan will finally see the fruits of his labor: his line of t-shirts in stores!

    • Episode 12

      Past, Present and Future

      aired: Mon, Mar 31, 2008

      Ryan is anxious about buying his first home and gets serious with Casey about figuring out their future as roommates. Meanwhile, the pro skater learns from Taylor that she and Casey have decided to go their separate ways. Ryan tries to console Casey but for some reason Casey won’t open up to Ryan and Ryan tries to figure out how best to be there for his friend.

    • Episode 11

      New Beginnings

      aired: Mon, Mar 24, 2008

      Ryan Sheckler's house hunting continues -- he's been searching like crazy for the perfect pad to buy. He's hoping that with a little luck he'll find his dream house soon. When he does, he's going to need a roommate.

    • Episode 10

      Single Life

      aired: Mon, Mar 10, 2008

      When Ryan learns that his father and longtime girlfriend, Christi, have called it quits, the duo heads to Las Vegas to help Randy get over his heartbreak. Meanwhile, Ryan resumes his search for his first house and learns there’s a lot more to buying a house than just signing a check.

    • Episode 9

      Partying Ways

      aired: Mon, Mar 3, 2008

      All Ryan has wanted was a chill girl to hang with and he found that in Kayla, but now he’s questioning if he really wants a girlfriend. Ryan looks within to explore why he'd be so ready to let the perfect girl go. Ryan's birthday is around the corner and turning 18 is all he can think about. He knows that Gretchen has been planning some kind of party and the suspense is killing him.

    • Episode 8

      Skate in Heavenly Peace

      aired: Mon, Feb 25, 2008

      Ryan decides to throw a holiday party and Gretchen wants to do it at the house. Unfortunately, hosting it at Gretchen's means Ryan's dad can't come and Ryan has no idea how he'll give his father the crushing news. Having heard that the divorce court case has finally been settled, Ryan renews his search for a home of his own.

    • Episode 7

      Man’s Best Friend

      aired: Mon, Feb 18, 2008

      One thing Ryan is sure of is that he wants a dog. But, can he handle the responsibility and is this the right time? Ryan brings up the familiar subject of owning a dog to his mom, Gretchen. Though she wants a dog as well, getting one doesn’t seem feasible for the busy Sheckler family who couldn’t even keep a fish alive. Set on proving himself a worthy dog owner, Ryan borrows Tony’s dog, Kea. He gets a litany of instructions that cover the excitable dog’s care from tip of the nose to the tip of her tail. Hearing all of this is a little too much for Ryan.

    • Episode 6

      Odd Man Out

      aired: Sun, Feb 10, 2008

      Ryan searches for a way to reconnect with his father and squash the silly arguments they keep having. Having just come off a trip to the Dominican Republic, Ryan is ready to spend some quality time at home, especially with his new girlfriend, Kayla. Dates and double dates abound as Ryan hangs out with Kayla, Casey and Taylor, leaving Tony to feel like a fifth wheel.

    • Episode 5

      And You Just Might Be the One

      aired: Mon, Feb 4, 2008

      Ryan has the girlfriend he's been looking for within reach, but does he move forward with making the commitment? Meanwhile, important sponsor Plan B has another skate trip booked for the athlete in the Dominican Republic. When Ryan discovers Kayla's birthday falls on a day he's gone, he's forced to choose between honoring his professional commitment and being there for his potential girlfriend's birthday.

    • Episode 4

      Sheckler, Inc.

      aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2008

      The Sheckler empire is expanding by leaps and bounds and there are a lot of concepts and language that Ryan is expected to understand. It all may be a little too much for the 17-year-old budding businessman. Even with having his hands full growing a business, Ryan finds his mind constantly drifting to thoughts of Kayla – the girl who puts him in the unusual position of being the one waiting at home while she’s away on business.

    • Episode 3

      Houston, We Have a Problem

      aired: Mon, Jan 21, 2008

      Since turning pro at age 14, Ryan Sheckler's career has been managed by his mother, Gretchen. Lately Ryan has become frustrated by the blurred lines between his mother's two roles and it's been causing conflict between them. What's a kid to do when his mom is his manager? Now that things are beginning to heat up with Kayla, Ryan isn't happy about leaving town for an event in Texas. Once again, he fears that his career may get in the way of yet another budding romance.

    • Episode 2

      My Brother's Keeper

      aired: Fri, Dec 26, 2008

      Ryan gives Shane a brotherly push to tap into his hidden potential as a skater by entering him into an amateur skating contest. Ryan finds himself anxiously watching his brother compete and questions if this was the best idea. Meanwhile, a friend of Taylor's recently separated from her boyfriend, causes Ryan to see her in a whole new light.

    • Episode 1

      Don't Go

      aired: Mon, Jan 7, 2008

      Ryan is excited to move out into his own home, but the latest conflict between his parents makes him question the timing. Meanwhile, it's the final Dew Tour Stop in Orlando, Florida and Ryan relies on his friends and family's support as he strives to earn the title of Skate Park Champion for the third year in a row.

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    • Episode 8

      Home and Away

      aired: Sun, Oct 14, 2007

      Ryan is tired of being pulled between his parents and their divorce drama. The skater decides it's time to buy a house of his own and move out to neutral territory. He must convince his parents that he's mature enough to be a homeowner, break the news to his two little brothers, find a roommate, and find the home of his dreams. Meanwhile, Ryan spends extra time with his crew before summer ends which causes an already sad Gretchen to feel abandoned. Ryan notices his mother's sadness and decides to do something special to celebrate his mom.

    • Episode 7

      Down Goes Ryan

      aired: Sun, Oct 7, 2007

      When Ryan tries to get his dad to apologize for abandoning him at the X Games, he and Randy end up even more distant than before. Ryan is worried that his dad might not show up at the Portland Dew Tour, but his presence turns out to be as painful as the injury he suffers skating, and now his goal of winning all five Dew competitions is in jeopardy. Meanwhile, Ryan and Casey's friendship is threatened when Ryan hires his best pal as his personal assistant.

    • Episode 6

      He Said, She Said

      aired: Sun, Sep 30, 2007

      Back from X-games, Ryan's #1 priority is to salvage his relationship with Julia. When efforts to win her back ultimately lead to their break up, Taylor promises to set him up with a cool girlfriend of hers. Meanwhile, it's been a year since the Sheckler's divorce and Ryan and Shane come face to face with Bruce, the first guy in their mom's life since their dad. Can the boys handle both their parents moving on? And will Taylor's setup date help Ryan get over his recently wounded heart?

    • Episode 5

      X-treme Distractions

      aired: Sun, Sep 23, 2007

      Going against the advice of Mom and his agent Steve, Ryan decides to bring all of his friends, and new girl Julia, to the X-games in LA. Even before the qualifying round, Ryan gets in an argument with Julia over the phone. Then Ryan is torn between hanging out with his buddies and prepping for the most important competition of the year. Girlfriend trouble, entourage chaos, and two injuries all prove to be minor distractions compared to drama with dad at a time when Ryan needs his family’s support the most.

    • Episode 4

      Raising Kane

      aired: Sun, Sep 16, 2007

      Ryan barely has time to spend with his youngest brother, Kane, due to his demanding schedule. Kane nags and pleads with his brother to tag along to the beach and dates and anywhere else a 17 year old might not desire having a little kid in tow. But eventually, Ryan realizes he's a father figure to this incredible kid, and he creates a special day just for the two of them to share. Meanwhile, Ryan has found a new love interest, Julia. Her past with one of his best friends jeopardizes the chemistry of his entourage.

    • Episode 3

      Careless Whispers

      aired: Sun, Sep 9, 2007

      Ryan is headed to one of the biggest skating events of the year: the Dew Tour in Cleveland, Ohio. His father has decided to join him in support, after a long hiatus of not going to events. Ryan unravels when his father's girlfriend crosses the line and tells Ryan she loves him. His emotions spiral out of control while his friends and family try to console him. At the event, can Ryan forget about his troubles and win the competition?

    • Episode 2

      5th Wheel

      aired: Sun, Sep 2, 2007

      Ryan has the lifestyle of an adult, yet the earliest curfew of any of his teenage friends. His curfew isn't his only problem, as his skateboarding lifestyle keeps him from developing a relationship with a new love interest. Ryan's younger brother, Kane, is turning eight. His birthday party is full of family drama as his father and new girlfriend rattle his mother's confidence.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Mon, Aug 27, 2007

      Ryan Sheckler is your average teenager, only he also happens to be one of the best professional skateboarders in the world. Ryan tries to find balance between being a normal teenager, becoming a surrogate father for his brothers in a post divorce reality, and fulfilling his responsibilities to his sponsors, all while trying to find true love. He struggles through the first Christmas since his parents' divorce while trying to reunite with his old flame, Cambria, at the Winter Formal.

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