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Lisa Vanderpump, a member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast, is also a successful businesswoman in the highly competitive Los Angeles restaurant scene. The new reality docu-drama series Vanderpump Rules offers a behind the scenes look at the volatile staff of her newest venture SUR. Along with familiar reality TV elements, the show focuses on the underlying story of a group of co-workers who are trying to make it in Hollywood. SUR's ambitious, appearance-conscious staff provides the drama each week as their interpersonal relations take center stage.

The initial season of this spin-off series was introduced at the end of a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills episode, so viewers may already be familiar with the upscale West Hollywood lounge and restaurant SUR. Along with her other activities, Lisa Vanderpump has her hands full managing her new business and trying keep her employees under control. Despite her no-nonsense, practical approach to their antics, however, the staff remains deeply enmeshed in each other's lives, often with disastrous results.

SUR's cast of actor/model/servers includes the on again-off again couple Jax Taylor, bartender and model, and Stassi Schroeder, server and aspiring fashion designer. Vanderpump Rules also introduces couple Kristin Doute, an actor and model and Tom Sandoval, a SUR bartender longing for a career in modeling, acting or music. Among the other servers is Scheana Marie Jancan, who has already established a reputation for herself in the tabloids through her previous relationship with Eddie Cibrian.

As the cameras on Vanderpump Rules keep rolling, the show follows the SUR staff in their emotionally charged work and social relationships. Passionate (and sometimes violent) physical interactions are revealed and explicit language is a consistent part of the dialog. As the tension mounts, keeping their boss Lisa happy and retaining their jobs at the restaurant seem to be less and less of a sure thing.

Vanderpump Rules is an approximately 42-minute eight-episode series designed to fit in a 60-minute time slot. The show is produced by Evolution Media and distributed by Bravo. Executive producers include Alex Baskin, Kathleen French, Douglas Ross, Greg Stewart and Bill Langworthy. Lisa Vanderpump and her husband and business partner Ken Todd are Executive Producers; however, Giggy has no production responsibilities.

Monday 10:00 PM et/pt on Bravo
5 Seasons, 79 Episodes - Currently Airing
January 7, 2013
Drama, Family, Romance
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  • Scheana attempts to please Katie and her bridesmaids by shutting down Lala's pursuits of friendship. Also, James' pageant-queen girlfriend comes for the summer, but the fun is ending; Katie finds out that Schwartz secretly looks for therapy; and James' position is jeopardized.

  • Ariana is excluded from Katie's bridal bash. Elsewhere, Schwartz pursues revenge against Jax and Sandoval for their years of hazing, and Katie questions Scheana's loyalty after seeing her with Lala.

  • Lisa puts together a dog charity event with the assistance of the SUR staff and Katie on board as her helper. Brittany warns to leave Jax for spreading gossip about her, and James sets out on an "Apology Tour" for the awful things he said to Scheana and Katie. Tom Schwartz requests a pre-nuptial agreement.

  • Jax spreads a surprising rumor, endangering the best relationship he's ever had, in the Season 5 opener. Also: Stassi mobilizes the women against James and Lala after a fat-shaming incident; and scandalous gossip is revealed about Lala.

  • Andy Cohen talks with Lisa Vanderpump and the SUR staff about the most revealing, embarrassing and hilarious scenes you didn't see this season.

  • Conclusion. The SUR crew get back together. Here, Stassi fights with Lisa Vanderpump over the handling of a sex tape; Katie talks about the vengeance-packed come-back of "Tequila Katie"; and sparks fly when James and Jax butt heads.

  • The SUR crew gets back together, with Kristen being questioned by James and Ariana. In addition, Mike Shay makes a reunion appearance; Lala discuses what its like to be new at SUR; and Jax, Schwartz and Sandoval dish on their crazy Las Vegas trip.

  • Lisa Vanderpump hosts Katie and Tom's engagement party; Stassi and Kristen stir up trouble; Jax must atone for his sins during a reunion with Stassi; Tom Sandoval performs his new song at SUR; Lala gets close to Kristen and James.

  • Katie asks Lisa to hold her engagement celebration at Villa Rosa, but Lisa opposes having Stassi and Kristen on the guest list. Also, Jax challenges everything in his life as his court date approaches, and Sandoval films a video in a bid to start his music career.

  • Katie surprises Stassi in Palm Springs. Meanwhile, James continues to focus on Kristen; Scheana frets that she's losing her friends; and Jax, Tom Schwartz and Peter try to serve as babysitters.

  • After Tom Sandoval forces Jax to pay the consequences for his recent bad behavior, Jax cheers himself up by buying Brittany a boob job. Lisa is faced with a big decision when James makes a scene at PUMP.

  • Katie introduces her Web site with a celebration, but an unexpected appearance by James and a text from Stassi might endanger the event.

  • Accused of shoplifting, Jax must deal with the law, his girlfriend, and - worst of all - Lisa Vanderpump. Stassi finally reveals the truth of her sex tape crisis, and returns to SUR to repay Lisa for helping her keep the tape from leaking.

  • During the SUR group visit to Hawaii, back home Stassi goes to see Kristen and tells her the truth about her sex tape. Ariana won't accept Scheana's fake apologies, and Tom criticizes Scheana's marriage. Lala wakes James up for an equipment malfunction, and Jax lands in jail a few hours before they are to travel back home.

  • Stassi looks into things at SUR, but Lisa hopes she will keep a safe distance; Scheana and Ariana find out something about their friendship; the crew plots a Hawaiian vacation; Kristen attempts to fix things with Sandoval; and Faith and Lala get involved in skinny-dipping tricks.

  • Tom Schwartz prepares to get down on one knee to ask Katie to marry him, but Lisa fears that his plans will turn to catastrophe; Brittany goes to live with Jax; Kristen and James are excluded when the SUR team prepares for a tropical getaway.

  • Sandoval and Schwartz tell their girls about Vegas. Also, Kristen comes back to SUR and telss Ariana sorry; Sandoval and Ariana perform at the Improv; James attempts to ruin Jax's love life.

  • Lisa suggests that the ladies get back at their boyfriends for visiting Las Vegas, so Lala, Katie and Ariana make peace at Scheana's overnight-er; Jax, Schwartz and Sandoval try to stay true to their girlfriends while in Vegas.

  • A group of needy children are asked to come to SUR by Lisa; when Kristen's breakup gets bad, Jax stands up for her; Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval's business idea doesn't impress.

  • Lisa hosts two big parties for Gay Pride. Also, tension rises when James shows up with fresh love bites; a makeover is started for Shay; Scheana concentrates on her marriage; and Jax detects a chance to move in on Lala.

  • James doubts Kristen's fidelity and seeks vengeance by hooking up with Lala. Meanwhile, Lisa gives the staff a crash course on fine wine.

  • The group makes Scheana reevaluate her marriage after finding out about Shay's secret life; Jax presses for his new crush to be hired at SUR; Kristen and James look for couples therapy; Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval throw a business pitch to Lisa.

  • Scheana and Katie tease Lala for fibbing about a modeling job in Italy. Also, Scheana finds out her husband has been hiding information; Jax and James fight for Lala's fondness and attention; and Tom Schwartz moves closer to commitment.

  • Lisa Vanderpump promises to make SUR better. Scheana hosts a birthday party, but when Kristen comes, Ariana and Sandoval call Scheana a fake friend. Schwartz discovers he is ready to stay together with Katie. Jax's mom comes to see him providing insight into his life prior to SUR.

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