Vanderpump Rules has allegedly been canceled according to a shocking new report.
Following the news of Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright‘s exits from the series, a couple of reports have alleged that Bravo has permanently shelved the reality show after eight seasons and has no plans to work with Jax and Brittany as they prepare for the birth of their child.
According to the report, the Pump Rules cast’s talent options were set to expire, and rather than renew them for a ninth season, the network reportedly chose to fire the entire group.
Although Jax and Brittany were allegedly hoping to continue their reality journey with a series of their own, Bravo is said to have turned the idea down. And when it comes to moving on to another network, the couple, along with the rest of the cast, will be unable to do so for a period of time as they are all under a one-year non-compete clause.
Days later, a second report from Tamara Tattles shared additional details regarding the reported cancelation of Pump Rules, stating that the COVID-19 restrictions in place at SUR Restaurant, where the series is based, impacted their decision to cancel the show.
It was also noted that producers were unsure of how to move forward with the series now that the majority of the cast is no longer working at the restaurant.
Since then, Tamara has confirmed that the entire cast has been let go, despite claims made by podcaster Kate Casey.
“Vanderpump Rules is not cancelled, trust me,” Kate had tweeted.
But according to Tamara, Kate’s source, a showrunner on Pump Rules, is speaking upon the belief that producers will be bringing Pump Rules back with a “new diverse cast,” and that filming will begin “in early spring.”
However, while the CEO of Evolution Media is trying to push for a return with a new cast working at SUR and no familiar faces, Bravo reportedly isn’t on board.
The report also adds that the cast is still in the dark regarding this alleged cancellation and will likely be informed this week.
UPDATE: Kate is reiterating that Pump Rules will begin production next Spring as she states Tamara’s source regarding her source is incorrect.
Your source about my source is wrong.
— Kate Casey (@KateCasey) December 6, 2020