Vanderpump Rules
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GenreReality
Starring
  • Lisa Vanderpump
  • Scheana
  • Katie Maloney-Schwartz
  • Tom Sandoval
  • Tom Schwartz
  • Ariana Madix
  • James Kennedy
  • Lala Kent
  • Raquel Leviss
  • Charli Burnett
  • Brock Davies
Theme music composerDena Deadly
Opening theme"Raise Your Glass"
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons9
No. of episodes170 (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
Chronology
Related shows

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 nine seasons and features Lisa Vanderpump and the staff at her restaurants SUR Restaurant & Lounge, Pump Restaurant and Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar in West Hollywood, California.

The success of the show resulted in the spin-off Vanderpump Rules: Jax And Brittany Take Kentucky, featuring former cast members Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright Cauchi.[1]

Overview

Vanderpump Rules follows Lisa Vanderpump and the staff at her restaurants SUR Restaurant & Lounge, Pump Restaurant and Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar in West Hollywood, CA, as they work on building their futures in show business and become entangled in interpersonal drama. The series initially centered on new server Scheana and her relationships with established employees: Stassi Schroeder Clark, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Kristen Doute, Tom Sandoval and Jax Taylor.

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.[2]

It was announced in April 2013 that the series had been renewed for a second season.[3] 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.[4] The second season reunion was filmed on January 10, 2014.[5]

Vanderpump Rules was renewed for a third season in April 2014.[6] The new season premiered on November 3, 2014.[7]

The show was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on November 2, 2015.[8]

The show was later renewed for a fifth season.[9] On September 26, 2016, the trailer and cast were announced, along with the premiere date of November 7, 2016.[10][11] On January 9, 2017, the tenth episode of the fifth season of Vanderpump Rules titled "Summer House Rules"[12][13] served as a cross-over preview to Summer House.[14][15]

On April 11, 2018, Bravo renewed the show for a seventh season,[16] which premiered on December 3, 2018.[17] During the seventh season, Vanderpump partnered with cast members Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval to open a new bar in West Hollywood, CA, called Tom Tom Restaurant & Bar.[18]

The eighth season premiered on January 7, 2020, with five new cast members joining the show.[19] The season reunion was recorded virtually, on Zoom, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 9, 2020, it was announced original cast members Stassi Schroeder Clark and Kristen Doute were 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.[20] On December 4, 2020, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright Cauchi were also fired.[21]

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 also suggesting that production on the series was to resume in the near future.[22] On April 27, 2021, Bravo confirmed that Vanderpump Rules would return for a ninth season as well as confirming that Lisa Vanderpump, Tom Schwartz, Tom Sandoval, Katie Maloney-Schwartz, Ariana Madix, Scheana, Lala Kent, James Kennedy and Raquel Leviss would be returning to the show as main cast members.[23] In May 2021, production had begun for Season 9 and premiered on September 28, 2021.

In May 2022, Vanderpump Rules was renewed for Season 10.[24]

Cast

Timeline

Main cast members
Cast member Seasons
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Kristen Doute Main
Katie Maloney-Schwartz Main
Tom Sandoval Main
Stassi Schroeder Main Recurring Main
Scheana Shay Main
Jax Taylor Main
Lisa Vanderpump 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
Guillermo Zapata Recurring
Nathalie Pouille Zapata Recurring
Peter Madrigal Recurring
Mike Shay Recurring Guest
Laura-Leigh Recurring
Frank Herlihy Recurring
Kristina Kelly Recurring Guest
Vail Bloom Recurring
Faith Stowers Recurring Guest
Billie Lee Recurring
Danica Dow Recurring
Randall Emmett Guest Recurring
Max Todd Recurring
Richardson Chery Recurring
Corey Loftus Recurring

Main cast

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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