Bravo sets premiere date and reveals who’s in, out and back on Season 3
The Queen B is back for “Vanderpump Rules” Season 3 and sorry, Lisa Vanderpump, we’re not talking about you.
Despite making it seem she has washed her hands of the production and Vanderpump’s restaurant Sur, Stassi Schroeder returns for Season 3. Or did Bravo realize the show would be terribly boring without its chief troublemaker? Either way, she’s back, billed as a full time castmember and “former server.” Apparently, she has followed her new boyfriend back to Los Angeles and isn’t shy about letting her old friends and co-workers know how disgusted she is with them.
Returning alongside Stassi are Jax Taylor, Katie Maloney, Kristen Doute, Scheana Marie and Tom Sandoval. They’re joined by new fulltime castmembers, Sandoval’s girlfriend Ariana Madix and Katie’s boyfriend Tom Schwartz.
Stassi moved to New York City after wrapping Season 2 and was coy about whether she’d be back for another season. Of course, no one in their right mind actually believed she wouldn’t be back. What else does she have to do?
On Season 3, Lisa is hard at work opening her new gay bar, Pump, and has no time for the drama at Sur. Over at the restaurant, Sandoval and Kristen are both in new relationships but that doesn’t stop Kristen from being all up in her ex’s affairs — to the detriment of her relationship with younger busboy, James. Scheana is planning her wedding. And Jax has patched up his friendship with Sandoval, seeing a therapist… and dating two women at once.
Produced by Evolution Media, “Vanderpump Rules'” second-season averaged 1.3 million viewers among the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic. And with more than 2.8 million total viewers, Part 1 of the reunion earned a series high among all key demos.
“Vanderpump Rules” returns for Season 3 on Monday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. ET.