Vanderpump Rules Reveals Explosive Season 11 Teaser

Vanderpump Rules SUR-ved up a juicy first look at the show's upcoming season—and yes, fans will be more than pumped to see what lies ahead for the cast post-Scandoval.

By Kisha Forde Nov 03, 2023 8:50 PMTags
Watch: 'Vanderpump Rules' Reveals Explosive Season 11 Teaser

Get ready to start the new year with your glasses raised high.

Because Vanderpump Rules season 11 is officially returning in January, Bravo announced Nov. 3. And alongside the news—coming straight from 2023 BravoCon—the network shared an intense first teaser.

The show's upcoming season will, of course, focus on the crew, including Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval, Lala KentJames Kennedy, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay and Tom Schwartz, as they navigate the waters post-Scandoval.

Tensions are still running high between Tom and Ariana, who threatens legal action against her ex in one dramatic scene. "Ruin my life, my f--king home and then attempt to kill my f--king dog?" she sternly says. "My lawyer will be dealing with you."

In another scene, lines are drawn in the sand—quite literally, courtesy of James during a day out at the beach—as the group figures out who to side with in the aftermath of the fallout.

"If you're going to be friends with him, she's gonna f--king cut you off," Katie tells Scheana, referencing Tom and Ariana. "So, think about your next move very carefully."


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And if you're wondering about the possible return of Raquel Leviss (whose months-long affair with Sandoval led to his breakup with Madix), she has officially exited the show—a decision she shared over the summer.

"I refuse to not respect myself on that level where I would endure that emotional abuse any longer," she said during an August episode of the Just B with Bethenny Frankel podcast. "I can't do that to myself."

Agreeing with host Bethenny Frankel that she "hit rock bottom," Leviss noted that she was ready to move forward.

"I don't ever want to be in a place like that again," she continued. "I think there is a silver lining, that I'm able to learn about myself and give myself this forgiveness."

The former beauty queen isn't the only one moving on. Her former friend Madix has waltzed her way into a new chapter with her stint on Dancing With the Stars and new relationship with fitness coach Daniel Wai.
As for Sandoval, he recently shared insight into what it was like to film with the cast during a "very rough and isolating" season.


"You walk in and you feel like nobody in the room likes you," he told E! News in September. "And it's a s--t feeling, I can tell you. But, I'm glad we got through it and I feel like there was a lot of things that needed to be said and that needed to be addressed. And we got it out there. And it's gonna be a very interesting, very unique season for people to see."
Keep reading for everything we know (so far) about season 11 of VPR.

Season 11 Filming Begins

Filming for Vanderpump Rules season 11 began in late June just weeks after the explosive three-part season 10 finale finished airing. Ariana Madix was even spotted letting loose while shooting at her ex's restaurant TomTom.

"Dj James Kennedy is playin' a set at tomtom," TikTok user audpen wrote June 30 with a video of Madix dancing inside the West Hollywood eatery. "Ariana is as gorgeous as ever living her best life, and the whole crowd chants for her. The world is good." 

Something About Ariana Madix & Katie Maloney's New Business

Season 11 will surely highlight the opening of Madix and Katie Maloney's new West Hollywood sandwich shop Something About Her, which is supposed to open this summer amid filming. The BFFs have shared plenty of sneak peeks inside their latest business venture on social media.

Tom Sandoval & Ariana Madix Reunite

Four months after filming their shocking season 10 reunion showdown, the exes were spotted filming together on July 11 at SUR's weekly See You Next Tuesday event with several of their costars. 

Bravo fans will have to wait and see as to whether Madix and Sandoval actually interacted during the outing.

Raquel Leviss Not Returning

After checking out of a mental health facility in Wickenburg, Arizona in July, Rachel "Raquel" Leviss confirmed in August she is not returning for season 11. In fact, she stated that she won't be coming back to reality TV at all. 

"Oh, hell no," Raquel told Bethenny Frankel. "No because I refuse to not respect myself on that level where I would endure that emotional abuse any longer."

The Cast Trip to Lake Tahoe

On July 18, Scheana Shay and husband Brock Davies, James Kennedy and girlfriend Ally Lewber, Tom Schwartz, Sandoval and Lala Kent jetted off to Lake Tahoe for a summer getaway, marking the cast's first post-Scandoval vacation.

Shay and Kent shared Instagram Stories from their luxury lakeside rental. As for where they stand with Sandoval…

Scheana Shay Has Not Forgiven Tom

Although Shay and Sandoval were photographed posing with a fan alongside their costars in Tahoe, the "Good as Gold" singer clarified she has not totally forgiven the TomTom co-owner for his affair.

Retweeting a video of Sandoval from her Instagram, Shay wrote July 19, "Who said all is forgiven?? We are all here for Lisa."

She added in response to another social media user questioning if they were friends again, "I'm posing in a photo for a fan. I take photos w strangers on the daily and have my arm bent up behind ppl. End of story. Should I look miserable in a group fan photo I got thrown in walking to our car?"

Lisa Vanderpump's New Tahoe Club to Be Featured

While in town, the cast checked out Vanderpump's new club Wolf at Harrah's, meaning fans will definitely get a look at the restauranteur's new Tahoe business venture next season.

In videos shared to social media, Shay, Davies, Kent, Sandoval, Schwartz, Kennedy and Lewber even helped knock down walls inside the venue during renovations.

James Kennedy Reunites With His & Raquel Leviss' Dog

Several weeks after Leviss finished her stay at a treatment facility, Kennedy announced their dog Graham, who they rescued in 2018 while still dating, was back in his custody.

"Look who made his way back home, back into my life," the DJ wrote in a July 19 Instagram along with two adorable photos. "I'll take care of you forever and I love you."

Ariana Madix's Dancing Debut

As it was announced in early July that Madix is officially joining season 32 of Dancing With the Stars, we can only hope we'll get a behind-the-scenes look at her ballroom prep.

Ariana Madix Makes Her Love Island USA Debut

While the cast was filming their Tahoe trip, Madix flew to Fiji to make a special appearance on her favorite show Love Island USA.

Sandwich Celebrations

On Aug. 6, the whole cast (minus Sandoval) was pictured enjoying a tasting at Something About Her ahead of the shop's opening.

Ariana Madix & Tom Sandoval Pictured Together All Smiles

While they made sure to keep their distance from one another, Madix and Sandoval were photographed together for the first time since the explosive season 10 reunion.

The exes reunited for an Aug. 8 water tasting with the rest of their season 11 castmates.

Tom Schwart'z New Look

Schwartz debuted bleach-blond hair in August.

San Francisco Cast Trip

Season 11 culminates with a group vacation in San Francisco. Madix, Sandoval, Schwartz, Maloney, Kent, Shay, Kennedy and Lewber were all in attendance according to their Instagram Stories touring the Golden Gate bridge and other landmarks.

Daniel Wai's Debut

Madix's man joined the cast on their season 11 trip to San Francisco and it seems he's set to make his debut on the show.

Coordinating Couple

Madix and Wait coordinated for a night out in SF.

That's a Wrap

On Aug. 3, Kennedy announced "that's a wrap" on season 11 with a cute pic with Lewber in San Francisco.

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