Thanks to a cheating scandal that spilled over from reality TV into magazine tabloids, the cast of Vanderpump Rules was thrust into an even brighter spotlight last season. With season 11 premiering on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 8pm ET on Bravo, the cast is opening up about what to expect in the fallout from “Scandoval.”
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To help you get Vander-pumped up for the new season, here’s a quick look at all of the cast storylines you can expect to see this year. At their red carpet premiere in Los Angeles earlier this month, we also asked them for one-word descriptions about the new season; check out those responses in the video above.
All biographies courtesy of Bravo.
“As a mentor, ally and confidant to the group, Lisa Vanderpump is working to restore some peace between two feuding exes as she attempts to provide perspective. With the closing of West Hollywood mainstay PUMP, Lisa is refocusing her expertise on opening a new restaurant in Lake Tahoe and continuing her success with additional ventures in Las Vegas.”
Description of Season 11 – “Emotionally Chaotic”
“Ariana Madix’s life was turned upside down after a devastating breakup, but she’s determined to make the best of a difficult situation. Although she still shares a home with her ex, Ariana is moving on and dating a new long-distance boyfriend. While working to open the doors to her and Katie’s sandwich shop, Something About Her, Ariana is embracing the countless opportunities that have come her way – from a stint on “Dancing with the Stars”to a new cocktail book.”
Description of Season 11 – “Weird”
“Recently proclaimed #1 guy in the group, James Kennedy’s friendships within the circle are stronger than ever and his DJ career is booming. He bought a house in the Valley and is settling into suburban life with his girlfriend, Ally Lewber, along with their cat and a dog from James’ past.”
Description of Season 11 – “Legendary”
With more distance from her divorce, Katie Maloney is exploring life as a single woman and dating, even if her pursuits strike too close to home for her ex-husband, Tom. A previous indiscretion comes to light and threatens to upend her and Scheana’s renewed friendship as well as her cordial post-divorce relationship with Tom. With permit hold-ups and ongoing issues, Something About Her is a work in progress, and opening a restaurant is proving to be more challenging than anticipated.
Description of Season 11 – “Frustrating”
Lala Kent is still in the midst of a challenging custody battle, but being the best mom to Ocean remains her priority. Wanting to give her daughter a sibling, Lala explores fertility treatments and looks for a sperm donor as a single mother. She finds an unlikely connection with Tom Schwartz, forming a friendship that neither saw coming, but creating tension between her and the rest of the girls as her forgiveness for the Toms grows.
Description of Season 11- “Different”
Celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary, Scheana Shay and husband Brock Davies are struggling to connect as they leave the honeymoon stage and settle into their life with a toddler. Scheana works on new music as a way to express herself and cope with her postpartum OCD. She finds herself straddling the lines in the sand within the group as she navigates her relationships with her longtime friends, and feuding exes, Ariana and Tom.
Description of Season 11 – “Difficult”
“Over a year into their relationship and more comfortable with everyone in the group, aspiring astrologer Ally Lewber is finding her own footing within the tight-knit posse. After James bought a house in the Valley, the two of them are settling into suburban life with their cat and a dog from James’ past.”
Description of Season 11 – “Turbulent”
“Tom Schwartz is mending a challenged friendship after taking the heat for his part in his best friend’s shocking deception. Embracing a new identity, Tom bleaches his hair, evades exclusivity with a friend-potentially-turned-girlfriend, and winds up in a surprising love triangle with a new flame and his ex-wife.”
“In the aftermath of a scandal that changed his romantic relationships, dynamics within the group and the success of his businesses, Tom Sandoval is working on bettering himself. In a fragile state, he focuses on repairing the foundations of his friendships. When he isn’t on the road touring with his band, Tom Sandoval and the Most Extras, he and Ariana live under the same roof … locked in a stalemate for the house.”
Celebrating their one-year wedding anniversary, Scheana Shay and husband Brock Davies are struggling to connect as they leave the honeymoon stage and settle into their life with a toddler. Brock is able to navigate the tricky dynamics and develops closer relationships with the group.