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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, 98 Episodes
January 7, 2013
Drama, Family, Romance
5.0/10
Cast: Scheana Marie, Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Jax Taylor
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Vanderpump Rules Full Episode Guide

  • Conclusion. Lisa reveals why she initially declined to officiate Katie and Tom's nuptials. Also, James strikes out at Jax and Kristen; Ariana tells why she won't marry Sandoval; and Scheana has an emotional experience with her estranged husband.

  • Part 2 of 3. A reunion goes on with Lala confronting rumors about her dating life and her disappearance from SUR.

  • Part 1 of 3. The SUR crew gets back together, with attention focusing on Kristen and Brittany's hookup, an assault on Schwartz's manhood and cheating rumors.

  • Lisa officiates Katie and Tom's woodsy wedding in the Season 5 finale. Also: Jax reviews his relationship; Ariana ponders taking her relationship to the next level; Lisa gives the Toms a business opportunity; Scheana shares a dark secret.

  • Katie and Tom's wedding arrives as the entire group gathers in support, and Schwartz receives a big wedding surprise when his triplet brothers fly in for an appearance. Also, Stassi and Lisa make peace, and Lisa suspects Scheana may be hiding something.

  • Lala goes back to SUR and Lisa makes it apparent that she won't put up with her unreliable behavior.

  • Lisa turns down the request to officiate Katie and Tom's wedding, which prompts the pair to re-examine their entire relationship.

  • An epic battle in New Orleans moves forward, with Schwartz and Sandoval, still in drag, viciously fuming over cheating accusations. Also: Kristen approaches Sandoval.

  • A gator expedition with Ariana and the groomsmen has some bite when discussion turns to Schwartz's relationship problems.

  • Scheana throws a pre-New Orleans pool bash, but Tom and Katie's fighting grows.

  • A tearful Stassi receives some tough relationship advice from her younger brother. Meanwhile, Sandoval tries to restart his career by jumping back into modeling and acting in Peter's sci-fi movie.

  • Schwartz tries to smooth over things between Ariana and Stassi, but Katie gets upset when Ariana won't play nice.

  • Sandoval chooses to celebrate his birthday with a "Fund-Rager" to raise cash for a good cause, but things go down hill when Scheana accuses James of being unfaithful in front of his girlfriend.

  • Kristen angers Brittany by using a photo of Jax's genitals in her comedy act. Meanwhile, Lala comes back to SUR to say sorry for missing Ariana's birthday, but Tom won't forgive her.

  • Stassi continues her birthday excursion at a Montauk clambake, where Katie finds Stassi possible new bachelors and Scheana and Kristen experience some seafood faux pas. Lala finally returns to explain her disappearance, but Lisa isn't falling for her wild lies.

  • Scheana ponders going on a birthday vacation with Stassi and Katie after a vicious battle with them. Also, Lala starts to fear Ariana's Sonoma birthday getaway after finding out she'll be stuck with Jax, and James begs to get his DJ job back.

  • A surprise celebration is put together for Shay and Carter. Also, Scheana is scrutinized for empathizing with Lala; Stassi's podcast reveals a revelation about Jax; Lisa gives advice to Brittany about envy; and Ariana backs Scheana.

  • Lisa arouses SUR and rides in the Pride Parade after terrorism attacks the Orlando gay community and endangers West Hollywood. In addition: Tom's envy provokes a nasty fight; Stassi plans a birthday expedition; and James considers his friendship with Lala.

  • Katie and Schwartz take a trip to scout their wedding venue, but when Schwartz starts to get nervous, Katie hits him below the belt.

  • 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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