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Vanderpump Rules Season 8: Premiere Date, Cast, Recap, Update

Updated October 11, 2019
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Vanderpump Rules is an American reality television series that airs on Bravo. The series is created and written by Alex Baskin, Douglas Ross. The show first premiered on January 7, 2013, with the first season consisting of eight episodes. Famously known before for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the series features one of its main characters, Lisa Vanderpump, in the title role and her appointed staff at Vanderpump’s West Hollywood, California, restaurant SUR.

The show has also led to spin-offs of its own with Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright taking the reins to lead it. Vanderpump Rules: Jax And Brittany Take Kentucky was announced on April 10, 2017, by Bravo. A talk show also followed the success of the series on November 6, 2015, when Vanderpump Rules After Show premiered on Bravo featuring one-on-one interviews between the cast of Vanderpump Rules and hosts Julie Goldman and Brandy Howard.

Here’s everything we know about Vanderpump Rules season 8.

Vanderpump Rules Cast: Who’s in it?

Vanderpump Rules features the following people playing themselves: Lisa Vanderpump, the successful restaurateur and co-owner of SUR. She was formerly a cast member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills before she got her own standalone series. Kristen Doute, a former server at SUR, she is an aspiring actress. Katie Maloney-Schwartz works as a server at SUR and is the co-founder of Pucker and Pout, a beauty and wellness blog. Tom Sandoval can be seen as a bartender at SUR. Stassi Schroeder, a former server at SUR. Scheana Shay is a server at SUR. She has made appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in the past. Jax Taylor is a bartender at SUR. He used to be a model.

Tom Schwartz who is promoted to a regular from season 3, having appeared in a recurring capacity in its first two seasons, is Katie’s husband. He is also an aspiring actor like his wife. Ariana Madix (recurring season 2, regular since season 3) is also one of the bartenders at SUR. James Kennedy became part of Vanderpump Rules in season 3 and got promoted to a series regular in season 4. James used to be a busboy at SUR, now he is a DJ. Lala Kent: (recurring season 4, regular since season 6) is seen as a hostess at SUR. Brittany Cartwright (recurring season 5, regular since season 6) is Jax’s fiancée and a server at SUR.

Lisa was asked in an interview with Time about the key behind the success of Vanderpump Rules, to which she replied, “One, the casting. I knew, and I chose these people. I knew the stakes would be high because their friendships were real. It was an incestuous situation, and to be that honest—or dishonest, as the case may be, or honest about your dishonesty, is unusual. Take Jax: If he’s not in the middle of the situation, then he’s in the middle of the conversation talking about the situation. That’s who Jax Taylor is. He was like that before. This is a great season—it really is.”

Vanderpump Rules Plot: What Is It about?

Vanderpump Rules typically revolves around the trials and tribulations of owning and managing a grand restaurant in West Hollywood (SUR). The dramatic series focuses majorly on the employees and servers of SUR and began with four established crew members and Scheana Marie, a new server. It moves back and forth around the personal and professional lives of Lisa, and her employees Jax, Stassi, Kristen, and Tom, as new employees and servers keep getting added to their growing numbers. We see the likes of James, Brittany, Lala, Tom (Schwartz), Ariana become integral parts of the administration team at SUR.

Season 7 saw Lisa Vanderpump starting a new bar called TomTom with Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz. James creates tension between himself and Brittany when he insults her in an offensive rap. Scheana became newly single and was seen adjusting to the phase, while Stassi couldn’t be more thrilled in the “honeymoon phase” of her love life. Jax proposed to Brittany to prove he is a changed man.

It will be interesting to see what direction the lives of our over-the-top characters take.

Vanderpump Rules Season 8 Release Date: When will it premiere?

Vanderpump Rules Season 7 premiered on December 7, 2018 and concluded on April 29, 2019, and as is custom with Vanderpump Rules, three reunion episodes followed starting from May 6, 2019, and ending on May 20, 2019.

The good news for the fans is that the show has been renewed for another season. Vanderpump Rules season 8 is all set to release on December 2, 2019.

Vanderpump Rules Trailer:

While we wait for season 8, check out the season 7 trailer to refresh your memories. If you haven’t seen the show yet head over to Bravo to catch all the episodes of the previous seasons.

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