Lala Kent is warning fans that season 9 of Vanderpump Rules will be “very different” from past seasons of the franchise.
When Bravo’s long-running restaurant-based reality show returns for its ninth season in late 2021 or early 2022 it will be a much different show than when it premiered in 2013.
Pump Rules hasn’t filmed in nearly two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic so when the cast started filming storylines on Tuesday, May 4 it was almost like starting from scratch for the current cast members.
“So many people have asked what can we expect this season and this is the first year that I can say I have no idea,” the reality star told Page Six.
“A lot of time has passed, cast members who were key players that are no longer on the show and there has been a lot of things that have said and happened in the two-year period and now we’re getting together where we have to talk about these things,” she continued.
She added, “I hope I”m still good at my job!”
Since season 8 of Pump Rules wrapped in 2019, the show has lost many of its original stars for one reason or another.
Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, Kristen Doute were all fired by Bravo in June 2020 because of past racist behavior.
Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, on the other hand, announced their exits from the show in December 2020. Season 8 newbie Dayna Kathan recently confirmed that she would not be returning for season 9.
Season 9 will star Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Maddix, Scheana Shay, Lala Kent, James Kennedy, and Raquel Leviss as well as SUR owner Lisa Vanderpump.
Several new cast members may be added to the mix.
However, new cast members won’t be the only BIG change coming to Pump Rules.
Lala and co-star Scheana recently both gave birth to their first children. Lala welcomed daughter Ocean with fiancé Randall Emmett in March while Scheana gave birth to a baby girl named Summer Moon Honey Davies last month.
“I don’t know what to expect, there are mommies now, babies in the mix,” Lala said. “I will say that it’s going to be a different show but I think it’s going to be extremely entertaining.”
Vanderpump Rules will return to Bravo in late 2021 or early 2022.