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Is Vanderpump Rules on the Verge of Being Canceled? Source Says There’s “No Timeline” for the Show’s Return as the Series Remains “on Hold”

Is Vanderpump Rules on the Verge of Being Canceled? Source Says There's "No Timeline" for the Show's Return as the Series Remains "on Hold"

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Vanderpump Rules season nine is still not in production. So, what gives?

As the ladies of the show, including Lala Kent, Scheana Shay, and Brittany Cartwright, prepare for the births of their first children along with former cast member Stassi Schroeder, an update has surfaced in regard to why filming has not yet started on the potential new episodes.

On November 12, E! News confirmed that there is “no timeline” for the cast to resume production and noted that the Bravo series is still on hold.

“There is now no timeline for the show’s return,” an insider explained.

That said, the series has also not yet been canceled.

“With so many uncertainties during the COVID pandemic, showrunners are telling the crew that the show has not been canceled, but the upcoming season is currently on hold, and asking them to please sit tight until the future is more clear,” the source continued.

While filming on new seasons typically begins in late spring or early summer, this year’s production was thrown off by the coronavirus pandemic, which kept SUR Restaurant, where the series is based, closed for several months.

As Pump Rules fans may have seen, Jax Taylor announced in October that he and his castmates were set to begin filming season nine later that month. However, a short time after his statement was made, Bravo denied any such plan to Variety magazine.

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Although the show remains “on hold,” the cast has continued to share their lives with their fans on social media and in recent months, Stassi, Lala, and Scheana have confirmed they are expecting their first children, baby girls, next year. Meanwhile, Brittany and Jax are expecting the only baby boy of the group.

If and when the series does return, it will be doing so without Stassi, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, all of whom were let go from their contracts due to allegations of past racism.

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