Vanderpump Rules, a show some of us here at the site have inexplicably become obsessed with, returns to Bravo for Season 11 in January.
Now, I know what you’re thinking: why is JoBlo writing about Vanderpump Rules season 11? Here’s the thing – I became crazy addicted to this show during the pandemic. I genuinely don’t know why. It began with me randomly coming across episodes on TV and letting them air in the background while I did SEO work for the site. Then, it became appointment viewing. Then the “Scandoval” happened, and the show became an obsession for me. It got so bad that when I was in Vegas for CinemaCon this year, I dropped a bunch of money at the Vanderpump restaurant at Caesars. I didn’t even like the food; frankly, I just wanted the experience.
Suffice it to say, I’ll be watching Vanderpump Rules season 11, with Bravo just announcing that the show will be premiering this January. I’ll be watching. This will be an especially dramatic season, taking place in the wake of Tom Sandoval being caught cheating on long-time partner Ariana Maddix with the EVIL Raquel Leviss. Leviss left the show (the hate she’s gotten online has genuinely become deranged) while Sandoval stuck with the show, paving the way for what I’m sure will be much drama this season.
One thing that people complain about is how annoying the cast can be, with them seemingly spending all their time drinking, partying and hooking up. I don’t watch reality TV to find role models, but friends of mine who live in L.A. and have encountered the cast (a lot of them work at the show’s SUR location for real) say that in “real” life, they’re quite nice, and some of it is an act. SUR DJ James Kennedy comes across as a lunatic on the show but apparently is a prince of a guy in real life (a friend of mine is one of his neighbors), which is always nice to know.
Do you have any reality shows you consider guilty pleasures? Let us know in the comments.
Originally published at https://www.joblo.com/vanderpump-rules-sets-season-11-premiere-date/