Vanderpump Rules

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Vanderpump Rules
Genre Reality
Theme music composer Dena Deadly
Opening theme "Raise Your Glass"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 96 (as of April 17, 2017) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Alex Baskin
  • Bill Langworthy
  • Douglas Ross
  • Greg Stewart
  • Ken Todd
  • Lisa Vanderpump
Camera setup Multiple
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Evolution Media
Original network Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07) – present
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Vanderpump Rules is an American reality television series airing on Bravo that debuted on January 7, 2013, with the first season originally eight episodes. A spin-off of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the series features The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Lisa Vanderpump in the title role and her staff at Vanderpump's West Hollywood, California, restaurant SUR.

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.[1] It was announced in April 2013 that the series had been renewed for a second season.[2] 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.[3] The second season reunion was filmed on January 10, 2014.[4] Vanderpump Rules was renewed for a third season in April 2014.[5] The new season premiered on November 3, 2014.[6]

The show was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on November 2, 2015.[7] The show was later renewed for a fifth season.[8] On September 26, 2016, the trailer and cast were announced, along with the premiere date of November 7, 2016.[9][10] On January 9, 2017, the tenth episode of the fifth season of Vanderpump Rules titled "Summer House Rules"[11][12] served as a cross-over preview to Summer House.[13][14]

On April 10, 2017 it was announced by Bravo (U.S. TV network) that Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright will star in a spin off show entitled Vanderpump Rules: Jax And Brittany Take Kentucky.[15]


Vanderpump Rules follows Lisa Vanderpump's employees at SUR, as they work on building their futures and the drama that occurs between them.



Cast Members Seasons
1 2 3 4 5
Lisa Vanderpump Main
Jax Taylor Main
Katie Maloney Schwartz Main
Scheana Shay Main
Tom Sandoval Main
Kristen Doute Main
Stassi Schroeder Main Recurring Main
Tom Schwartz Recurring Main
Ariana Madix Recurring Main
James Kennedy Guest Recurring Main
Peter Madrigal Recurring
Mike Shay Recurring
Laura-Leigh Recurring
Frank Herlihy Recurring
Tina McDowelle Recurring Guest
Kristina Kelly Recurring
Vail Bloom Recurring
Carmen Dickman Guest
Rachael O'Brien Guest
Brittany Cartwright Recurring
Lala Kent Recurring
Faith Stowers Recurring
Max Todd Guest
Ken Todd Guest
Pandora Sabo Guest


  • Lisa Vanderpump: Vanderpump is a co-owner of SUR and the mother of Pandora and Max, who are friends with several SUR staff members. She is best known for being on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
  • Jax Taylor: Jax is a bartender at SUR and a model.[16]
  • Katie Maloney-Schwartz: Katie is a server at SUR and wife to Tom.[17]
  • Kristen Doute: Kristen was a server at SUR[18] and an aspiring actress.[19]
  • Scheana Shay: Scheana is a server at SUR, as well as a singer and an aspiring actress. Her acting credits include appearances in Femme Fatales , 90210 and Victorious.[20][21][22][23] She has also made previous appearances in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The show follows her pursuits in the entertainment world.
  • Stassi Schroeder (Main: Season 1–3; 5, Recurring: Season 4): Stassi used to be a server at SUR and previously wrote a fashion blog column for Pandora. She has made previous TV appearances in The Amazing Race: Family Edition with her father Mark, stepmother Char, and brother Hunter (they were eliminated in 7th place) and later in Queen Bees (she finished 6th place).[24]
  • Tom Sandoval: Sandoval is a bartender at SUR and an actor. He had a lead role in the 2008 film Playing with Fire[25][26] and made an appearance in The Hills during a Teen Vogue casting interview.[27]
  • Ariana Madix (Recurring: Season 2, Main: Season 3-5), Ariana Madix is a bartender at SUR and an aspiring actress. She was transferred from Villa Blanca.
  • Tom Schwartz (Recurring: Season 1–2, Main: Season 3-5), frequently referred to as Schwartz, is an aspiring model and actor who is close friends with a majority of the SUR staff and married to Katie.
  • DJ James Kennedy (Recurring: Season 3, Main: Season 4-5), James was a busboy at SUR and a DJ.


  • Ken Todd (Season 1–present), Lisa's husband, who helps run all of Lisa's restaurants with her.
  • Mike Shay (Season 1–present), Scheanna's husband.
  • Pandora Sabo (Season 1–present), an entrepreneur and Lisa's daughter.
  • Peter Madrigal (Season 1–present), Peter is a manager of SUR.
  • Kristina Kelly (Season 2–present), Kristina is a server at SUR.
  • Max Todd (Season 3–present), Lisa's son who occasionally works at Lisa's restaurants.
  • Brittany Cartwright (Season 4–present), Jax's girlfriend and a waitress at SUR who used to work at Hooters.
  • Rachael O'Brien (Season 3-present),standup comedian, friend to Kristen,Stassi and Katie.
  • Lala Kent (Seasons 4-mid 5, Season 6-), Lala was a hostess at SUR and friend of James.


  • Laura-Leigh (Season 1), Laura-Leigh was a server at SUR. She is a Juilliard graduate and aspiring actress who quit SUR after landing a role in We're the Millers. Laura-Leigh was also a recurring character on The Client List as Nikki Shannon.[28]
  • Frank Herlihy (Season 1), Frank was a bartender at SUR.
  • Tina McDowelle (Season 1–2), Tina was a hostess at SUR.
  • Vail Bloom (Season 3), Vail was a hostess at SUR. She is an Emmy nominated actress who appeared on The Young and the Restless for several years. She graduated from Princeton University.
  • Faith Stowers (Season 4), Faith was a server at SUR.


Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 10 January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07) March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)
2 17 November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04) February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
3 21 November 3, 2014 (2014-11-03) March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
4 24 November 2, 2015 (2015-11-02) April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11)
5 24 November 7, 2016 (2016-11-07) April 17, 2017 (2017-04-17)

After Show (2015)[edit]

On November 6, 2015, Bravo premiered talk show entitled 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 is hosted by Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard.


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