The extra issues change at SUR, the extra they keep the identical. Season 9 of Vanderpump Guidelines marks the primary with out OGs Jax Taylor, Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder, however Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz promise the Bravo present nonetheless delivers.

“While you go from having, like, 20 one thing castmates to principally 12, it’s an adjustment, however I believe good it’s as a result of we now have the time, we are able to go a bit of bit deeper with every individual versus having to form of skate on the floor. I imply, at one level final season, they had been splitting the display screen and stuff,” Sandoval, 38, solely instructed Us Weekly. “Generally issues tend to slide by means of the cracks when you might have so many castmates which might be really actually vital points of our lives, however when you might have a bit of bit much less, we’re extra concerned, it’s deeper. And I really actually appreciated that change.”

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Whereas Schwartz, additionally 38, famous he nonetheless sees Stassi, who welcomed daughter Hartford in January, in addition to Jax and Brittany Cartwright, who turned mother and father to son Cruz in April, Sandoval performed coy when requested about his standing with the previous bartender after the pair’s rocky season 8.

“We’re cool. I don’t discuss to him as a lot. … They’re busy, we’re busy,” the Fancy AF Cocktails creator instructed Us, noting it’s “simply completely different” managing relationships with their former castmates whereas nonetheless filming the collection.

Information broke in June 2020 that Stassi, 33, Kristen, 38, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni wouldn’t be again for season 9 after racially insensitive actions from their pasts resurfaced. Later that yr, Jax, 42, and Brittany, 32, introduced their exits. Vanderpump Guidelines additionally skipped filming in the course of the summer time for the primary time since its 2013 debut as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

“Except for the apocalyptic overtones and stuff, it was a pleasant time to simply mirror on how lucky we’ve been and actually simply take a second to be simply grateful for all the things, , the wifey [Katie Maloney], my buddies, like Tom, my household, and it was nice to simply mirror and have some gratitude about all the things,” Schwartz instructed Us in regards to the time without work.

Sandoval added that it “did everybody loads of good” to “only a second to take a breath, chill, regroup,” explaining, “I believe you will note some refined, possibly even some not-so-subtle modifications in numerous individuals on the present simply from taking this time without work and getting a dose of what’s vital and what’s possibly not vital.”

As hinted at within the season 9 trailer, which Us solely debuted on Thursday, September 2, the Watch Occasion With Tom & Tom cohosts have rocky moments forward.

“Me and Tom get into it a bit of bit, which is uncommon for us. … We labored by means of it,” Schwartz mentioned. “I believe will probably be enjoyable for the viewers to get to know Brock [Davies]. He’s such a giant persona. Acquired loads of appeal, loads of pizazz. You’ll be seeing extra Raquel [Leviss], James [Kennedy]. … You’ll get to know Charlie [Burnett] extra. The viewers obtained acquainted along with her season 8, however you’ll get to know Charlie extra. Randall has some hilarious moments. Randall [Emmett] all the time kills it when he movies.”

Sandoval added that viewers will see a “change” in Lisa Vanderpump too, whereas agreeing with the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills alum’s earlier claims to Us that Scheana Shay’s fiancé, Brock, shall be within the scorching seat.

Schwartz additionally famous that followers will see the “extremely cute Vander-babies,” referring to Scheana’s daughter, Summer time, and Lala Kent’s daughter, Ocean, together with “nice excessive stakes moments.” Sandoval, for his half, concluded, “There shall be three firsts for Bravo. I’m very pleased with these moments, I can’t let you know what these are.”

Vanderpump Guidelines returns to Bravo Tuesday, September 28, at 9 p.m. ET.


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