Lisa Vanderpump and the Future of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ on Bravo

Lisa Vanderpump has kept busy after abruptly leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The reality TV personality is the star of a new show on E! Entertainment titled Overserved where she treats guests to an extraordinary dinner. Vanderpump is also serving as a judge on Pooch Perfect on ABC and is set to star in a new Peacock show called Vanderpump Dogs. However, it’s Vanderpump Rules which fans have been asking for and the entrepreneur is talking about the future of the series on Bravo.

Lisa Vanderpump
Lisa Vanderpump | Christopher Willard via Getty Image

When does ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Season 9 start filming?

Vanderpump Rules has been on hiatus since multiple firings on the show for racial discrimination. Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni were all let go from the Bravo series at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement. In addition, Vanderpump’s restaurants have been closed for most of 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Filming for the new season was supposed to start at the end of last year, but it has been pushed back. At the beginning of this year, Vanderpump Rules veteran Jax Taylor announced he was leaving the show along with his wife Brittany Cartwright.

“The last 8 years on Vanderpump Rules have been some of the most challenging, rewarding, and fulfilling years of my life,” Taylor posted on Instagram announcing his exit. “Although this is difficult to share, Brittany and I will not be returning for another season of Vanderpump Rules. We are excited to take this time to focus on our growing family and share with you our new endeavors.”

Bravo star Andy Cohen was recently asked about the return of the show and he said he remained hopeful that filming would start soon.

“The restaurants in LA are not open,” Cohen said on Watch What Happens Live. “Hopefully once LA opens up they’ll start rolling… I hope.”

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Lisa Vanderpump on ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Season 9

Vanderpump is the star of the show she executive produces and naturally people would go to her to ask if she had any updates on the future of the series. However, the reality TV personality was not able to divulge anything until the cable network confirms it first.

“I’m not allowed to say anything until Bravo announces it,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “But there’s always a lot of stories, because it’s legitimately a restaurant with a lot of young people. We’ve lost a couple of people along the way, unfortunately, but there’s still a lot of people that the audience know and love that they’re still involved in Vanderpump Rules.”

Cast of 'Vanderpump Rules' Season 8
Cast of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Season 8 | Tommy Garcia/Bravo

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As production has been on a standstill, some of the stars are having babies, like Lala Kent who recently became a mother. Vanderpump teased fans that viewers might get to see this process when the show inevitably returns.

“You might see little glimpses of it,” Vanderpump said. “I think people will just be glad to see them back. You know, I love Lala, I think, yeah, she was naughty and she got it wrong sometimes, but that’s what Vanderpump Rules is, and that’s what life is. It’s about, they were young and they were growing up and they were finding their way. And she’s just such a lovely girl. You’re going to see her on Overserved, actually, Lala.”

Lisa Vanderpump is on Overserved every Thursday night at 9 p.m. ET on E! and will be seen on Pooch Perfect which premieres on Tuesday, March 30 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.