Vanderpump Rules
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Also known asPump Rules
GenreReality
Starring
Theme music composerDena Deadly
Opening themeRaise Your Glass
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes186 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers
  • Alex Baskin
  • Bill Langworthy
  • Douglas Ross
  • Greg Stewart
  • Natalie Neurauter
  • Jen McClure-Metz
  • Ken Todd
  • Lisa Vanderpump
Camera setupMultiple
Running time42 minutes
Production companyEvolution Media
Release
Original networkBravo
Original releaseJanuary 7, 2013 (2013-01-07) –
present (present)
Chronology
Followed byVanderpump Rules After Show
Vanderpump Rules: Jax And Brittany Take Kentucky
Related showsThe Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Summer House
Vanderpump Dogs

Vanderpump Rules (abbreviated Pump Rules) is an American reality television series that premiered on Bravo on January 7, 2013. Developed as the first spin-off of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, it has aired nine seasons and focuses on Lisa Vanderpump and the staff at her restaurants and bars; SUR Restaurant & Lounge, Pump Restaurant and Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar in West Hollywood, California.

The success of the show has resulted in two spin-offs; Vanderpump Rules After Show and Vanderpump Rules: Jax And Brittany Take Kentucky.[1][2]

Overview

Vanderpump Rules follows Lisa Vanderpump and the staff at her restaurants and bars SUR Restaurant & Lounge, Pump Restaurant and Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar in West Hollywood, California, as they work on building their futures in show business and become entangled in interpersonal drama.

The show initially centered on new server Scheana and her relationships with established employees: Kristen Doute, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval, Stassi Schroeder and Jax Taylor.

Season 1

The first season premiered on January 7, 2013 with Kristen Doute, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval, Stassi Schroeder, Scheana, Jax Taylor and Lisa Vanderpump introduced as series regulars, while Peter Madrigal, Mike Shay, Jen Bush, Jeremy Davidson, Tina McDowelle, Laura-Leigh and Frank Herlihy are introduced as recurring cast members. Vanderpump’s husband Ken Todd and business partners/co-owners of SUR, Guillermo and Nathalie Zapata make recurring guest appearances throughout.

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.[3]

In April 2013, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a second season.[4]

Season 2

The second season premiered on November 4, 2013 with Ariana Madix, Tom Schwartz and Kristina Kelly introduced as recurring cast members.

The season premiere features as a two-hour crossover episode with the fourth-season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[5]

In April 2014, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a third season.[6]

Season 3

The third season premiered on November 3, 2014 with Ariana Madix and Tom Schwartz promoted to series regulars, while Vail Bloom is introduced as a recurring cast member.

In July 2015, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a fourth season.[7]

Season 4

The fourth season premiered on November 2, 2015 with James Kennedy promoted to series regular, while Lala Kent, Faith Stowers and Jesse Montana are introduced as recurring cast members. Cartwright and Schroeder (who departed the show at the end of season 3) made guest appearances in the season.

It was announced in April 2016 that the show had been renewed for a fifth season.[8]

Season 5

The fifth season premiered on November 7, 2016 with Stassi Schroeder returning as a series regular, while Brittany Cartwright is introduced as a recurring cast member.

On January 9, 2017, the tenth episode titled "Summer House Rules"[9][10] served as a cross-over preview to Summer House.[11][12]

In April 2017, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a sixth season.[13]

Season 6

The sixth season premiered on December 4, 2017 with Brittany Cartwright and Lala Kent promoted to series regulars, while Raquel Leviss, Billie Lee and Rob Parks-Valletta are introduced as recurring cast members.

In April 2018, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a seventh season.[14]

Season 7

The seventh season premiered on December 3, 2018 with Beau Clark and Adam Spott introduced as recurring cast members.

During the seventh season, Lisa Vanderpump partnered with cast members Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz to open a new restaurant/bar in West Hollywood called Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar.[15]

Season 8

The eight season premiered on January 7, 2020 with Beau Clark promoted to series regular, along with Max Boyens, Brett Caprioni and Dayna Kathan also added as series regulars, while Charli Burnett and Danica Dow are introduced as recurring cast members.[16]

The season eight reunion was recorded virtually, on Zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 9, 2020, it was announced original cast members Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder had been fired following accusations by former co-star 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.[17] On December 4, 2020, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright were also fired from the show.[18]

Season 9

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 ninth season while suggesting that production on the show was to resume in the near future.[19]

On April 27, 2021, Bravo confirmed that the show would return for a ninth season as well as confirming that Lisa Vanderpump, Maloney, Sandoval, Scheana, Madix, Schwartz, Kennedy, Kent and Leviss would be returning to the show as cast members.[20]

In May 2021, production resumed for the ninth season.

The ninth season premiered on September 28, 2021 with Charli Burnett and Raquel Leviss promoted to series regulars, while Brock Davies is also added as a series regular, along with Richardson Chery, Randall Emmett, Corey Loftus and Max Todd introduced as recurring cast members.

Season 10

In May 2022, it was announced that the show had been renewed for a tenth season.[21]

Cast

Timeline of cast

Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Lisa Vanderpump Main
Kristen Doute Main
Katie Maloney-Schwartz Main
Tom Sandoval Main
Stassi Schroeder Main Recurring Main
Scheana Main
Jax Taylor Main
Ariana Madix Guest Recurring Main
Tom Schwartz Recurring Main
James Kennedy Guest Recurring Main
Brittany Cartwright Guest Recurring Main
Lala Kent Recurring Main
Max Boyens Guest Main
Brett Caprioni Main
Beau Clark Recurring Main
Dayna Kathan Guest Main
Charli Burnett Recurring Main
Brock Davies Main
Raquel Leviss Guest Recurring Main
Recurring cast members
Ken Todd Guest
Guillermo Zapata Guest
Nathalie Zapata Guest
Peter Madrigal Recurring
Mike Shay Recurring Guest
Jen Bush Recurring
Jeremy Davidson Recurring
Tina McDowelle Recurring Guest
Laura-Leigh Recurring
Frank Herlihy Recurring
Kristina Kelly Recurring Guest
Vail Bloom Recurring
Faith Stowers Recurring Guest
Jesse Montana Recurring
Billie Lee Recurring
Rob Parks-Valletta Recurring
Adam Spott Recurring
Danica Dow Recurring
Richardson Chery Recurring
Randall Emmett Guest Recurring
Corey Loftus Recurring
Max Todd Guest Recurring

Main cast

Recurring cast

Former main cast

Former recurring cast

Episodes

Main article: List of Vanderpump Rules episodes

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110January 7, 2013 (2013-01-07)March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)
217November 4, 2013 (2013-11-04)February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
321November 3, 2014 (2014-11-03)March 23, 2015 (2015-03-23)
424November 2, 2015 (2015-11-02)April 11, 2016 (2016-04-11)
524November 7, 2016 (2016-11-07)April 17, 2017 (2017-04-17)
625December 4, 2017 (2017-12-04)May 28, 2018 (2018-05-28)
724December 3, 2018 (2018-12-03)May 20, 2019 (2019-05-20)
824January 7, 2020 (2020-01-07)June 16, 2020 (2020-06-16)
917September 28, 2021 (2021-09-28)January 26, 2022 (2022-01-26)

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