|Theme music composer||Dena Deadly|
|Opening theme||"Raise Your Glass"|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||8|
|No. of episodes||169 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company||Evolution Media|
|Original release||January 7, 2013 –|
Vanderpump Rules is an American reality television series that premiered on January 7, 2013, on Bravo. Developed as a spin-off of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it has aired eight seasons and features Lisa Vanderpump and the staff at her restaurant SUR in West Hollywood, California.
Vanderpump Rules follows Lisa Vanderpump's employees at SUR, a restaurant in West Hollywood, as they work on building their futures in show business and become entangled in interpersonal drama. The series initially centered on new server Scheana Marie and her relationships with established employees: Stassi, Katie, Kristen, Tom and Jax.
Andy Cohen later announced during the February 4, 2013, Watch What Happens Live episode that there would be a Vanderpump Rules reunion. The reunion was filmed on February 9, 2013. It was announced in April 2013 that the series had been renewed for a second season. The second season debut was a two-hour crossover episode with the fourth-season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on November 4, 2013. The second season reunion was filmed on January 10, 2014. Vanderpump Rules was renewed for a third season in April 2014. The new season premiered on November 3, 2014.
The show was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on November 2, 2015. The show was later renewed for a fifth season. On September 26, 2016, the trailer and cast were announced, along with the premiere date of November 7, 2016. On January 9, 2017, the tenth episode of the fifth season of Vanderpump Rules titled "Summer House Rules" served as a cross-over preview to Summer House.
On April 11, 2018, Bravo renewed the show for a seventh season, which premiered on December 3, 2018. During the seventh season, Vanderpump partnered with cast members Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval to open a new bar in West Hollywood called Tom Tom.
On June 9, 2020, it was announced original cast members Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder were fired, following accusations by former co-worker Faith Stowers, who claimed that the two women filed a false police report against her for a crime she did not commit. Additionally, it was announced Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni would not return for the ninth season following past racist Twitter posts. On December 4, 2020, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright confirmed that they also were departing the series.
In December 2020, following the departures of several cast members and due to challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, production on season nine was put on hold 'indefinitely.' In April 2021, Dayna Kathan confirmed that she would not be returning for the upcoming ninth season while also suggesting that production on the series was to resume in the near future. On April 27, 2021, Bravo confirmed that Vanderpump Rules would return for a ninth season as well as confirming that Vanderpump, Schwartz, Sandoval, Maloney-Schwartz, Madix, Shay, Kent, Kennedy and Leviss would all be returning to the show as main cast members. In May 2021, production had begun for Season 9 and is slated to premiere on September 28, 2021.
|Recurring cast members|
- Lisa Vanderpump: A successful restaurateur, the co-owner of SUR.
- Kristen Doute (Seasons 1–8): A former server at SUR, now a clothing designer.
- Katie Maloney-Schwartz: A former server at SUR, married to Tom Schwartz.
- Tom Sandoval: A former bartender at SUR, author, now Lisa's business partner at TomTom.
- Stassi Schroeder (Seasons 1–3, 5–8, Recurring Season 4): A former server at SUR and bestselling author.
- Scheana Shay: A server at SUR, a singer and aspiring actress.
- Jax Taylor (Seasons 1–8): A bartender at SUR, entrepreneur and model.
- Tom Schwartz: (Season 3–Present, Recurring Seasons 1–2) Katie's husband, model, now Lisa's business partner at TomTom.
- Ariana Madix: (Season 3–Present, Recurring Season 2) A bartender at SUR, author, in a relationship with Tom Sandoval.
- James Kennedy: (Season 4–Present, Recurring Season 3) A former busboy at SUR, now a DJ.
- Lala Kent: (Season 6-Present, Recurring Seasons 4–5) A former hostess at SUR, working at Vanderpump Dogs.
- Brittany Cartwright: (Seasons 6–8, Recurring Season 5) Jax's wife, a server at SUR.
- Beau Clark: (Season 8, Recurring Season 7) Stassi's fiancé and casting agent.
- Dayna Kathan: (Season 8) A hostess and server at TomTom and SUR.
- Max Boyens: (Season 8) The general manager at TomTom.
- Brett Caprioni: (Season 8) A server at SUR and model.
- Raquel Leviss: (Season 9–present, Recurring Seasons 5-8) James's girlfriend, a server at SUR.
- Charli Burnett: (Season 9–present, Recurring Season 8) A server at SUR.
- Peter Madrigal: The manager of SUR.
- Mike Shay: (Season 1–5) Scheana's ex-husband.
- Kristina Kelly: (Season 2–7) Stassi's friend, a server at SUR.
- Vail Bloom: (Season 3) A former hostess at SUR.
- Jesse Montana: (Season 4–present) A server at SUR, A singer-songwriter and a stylist.
- Billie Lee: (Seasons 6–7) A former hostess at SUR.
- Danica Dow: (Season 8) An assistant manager at SUR.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||10||January 7, 2013||March 11, 2013|
|2||17||November 4, 2013||February 25, 2014|
|3||21||November 3, 2014||March 23, 2015|
|4||24||November 2, 2015||April 11, 2016|
|5||24||November 7, 2016||April 17, 2017|
|6||25||December 4, 2017||May 28, 2018|
|7||24||December 3, 2018||May 20, 2019|
|8||24||January 7, 2020||June 16, 2020|
|9||TBA||September 28, 2021||TBA|
After Show (2015–16)
On November 6, 2015, Bravo premiered a talk show titled Vanderpump Rules After Show which features conversations between the cast members of Vanderpump Rules discussing the same week's events and answering questions about their lives both on and off the show. The talk show was hosted by Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard.
How They Got Here (2017)
On November 27, 2017 Bravo premiered Vanderpump Rules: How They Got Here, a recap of all five previous seasons of Vanderpump Rules before starting the sixth season on December 4, 2017.
How They Got Here (2019)
On December 24, 2019 Bravo premiered Vanderpump Rules: How They Got Here, a recap of all seven previous seasons of Vanderpump Rules before starting the eighth season on January 7, 2020.
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