Andy Cohen fueled rumors of an OG-based Vanderpump Rules spinoff during Monday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live.
Just over a month after it was suggested that Bravo was considering two options for the future of Pump Rules, including a series that would follow the lives of a number of its former stars, who include Stassi Schroeder, Beau Clark, Jax Taylor, Brittany Cartwright, and Kristen Doute, Andy introduced Lala Kent as a star of Vanderpump Valley.
While fans certainly went wild at the thought of Vanderpump Valley, which gives a nod to the Valley Village area of Los Angeles where Jax, Brittany, Tom Schwartz, and Katie Maloney reside, the mention may have been nothing more than a mistake.
“A source tells me, we should *not* be reading Andy’s ‘Vanderpump Valley’ slip on last night’s [WWHL] as a hint that a rebranded [Pump Rules] is on the way…” Entertainment Tonight reporter Brice Sander wrote on Twitter on April 12.
Following the post, a fan wanted to know if Pump Rules was “coming back.” And in response to the inquiry, Brice shared an emoji of a shrugging man.
In March, Bravo and Cocktails on Instagram claimed Bravo was considering two options for Pump Rules-related shows.
“A show following the lives of Vanderpump Rules‘ original cast members, even if they no longer work for Lisa Vanderpump (with occasional appearances by Lisa),” read a description for the first scenario. Or, their post continued, “A show following Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz opening a new bar without Lisa Vanderpump.”
Just before her appearance on Monday’s WWHL, Lala was featured on an episode of Housewives Nightcap, where she addressed Stassi’s potential return to Pump Rules.
“I don’t know if [Stassi] would [return]. It’s very easy for someone to say, ‘No I don’t want to come back.’ But then maybe when the actual offer is given, you never know what someone’s going to do,” Lala shared. “[But] I would love to have her back because the show is about our real lives and real friendships.”
“Our kids are being raised together. We’re family so it’s hard when it’s like okay we’re going to film and then one of the biggest pieces of your life is not there. It’s very strange and I would be thrilled if she were to come back,” Lala added.
Bravo has yet to comment on the potential 10th season of Vanderpump Rules or its possible spinoffs.