It’s official — Vanderpump Rules is back to Bravo for another season and they’ll begin filming next month.
After some fake news around the internet saying that the docusoap was finished at season 8, the latest news from Bravo comes right in time to stop the rumors.
Vanderpump rules debuted on Bravo in 2013, and it follows the lives of the staffers employed at Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, at Lisa Vanderpump’s SUR restaurant.
Season 8 was marked by ups and downs. Concluded in June last year, the same time that the Black Lives Matter protests were taking place, drew renewed attention to past racist remarks from cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. They were both fired from the show.
Jax Taylor had also called Faith Stowers, a Black former “Vanderpump Rules” castmate, a criminal. Six months after the event, Taylor was fired too.
That calls another reboot and new cast members. From who’s left — Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney, and Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix. Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, James Kennedy, and Raquel Leviss are all making a comeback to season 9. And of course, the show’s star, Lisa Vanderpump.
But there will be more people joining the show — more specifically staffers at Vanderpump’s restaurants.
Since the show relies on Vanderpump’s restaurants being open and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they needed to put it off. For the upcoming season, production is following a plan of health and safety:
“Vanderpump Rules will resume production with a comprehensive health and safety plan. The plan was developed in accordance with CDC guidance, all state and local orders, as well as NBCUniversal’s own safety guidelines.”a Bravo spokesperson
Coming back to real life, Taylor, 41, and Cartwright, 32, welcomed their new baby on April 12. Other new moms and daddies are Schroeder with her husband Beau Clark welcomed her first child in March and Scheana Shay and her boyfriend Brock Davies also became first-time parents a few weeks ago.
With so many changes, we can’t wait to see how the new season will take form. How will Bravo and VPR’s producers keep up with drama creatively and interestingly without two of the main cast members out of the show — Taylor and Schroeder?