Lisa Vanderpump, a member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast, is also a successful businesswoman in the highly competitive Los Angeles restaurant scene. The new reality docu-drama series Vanderpump Rules offers a behind the scenes look at the volatile staff of her newest venture SUR. Along with familiar reality TV elements, the show focuses on the underlying story of a group of co-workers who are trying to make it in Hollywood. SUR's ambitious, appearance-conscious staff provides the drama each week as their interpersonal relations take center stage.
The initial season of this spin-off series was introduced at the end of a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills episode, so viewers may already be familiar with the upscale West Hollywood lounge and restaurant SUR. Along with her other activities, Lisa Vanderpump has her hands full managing her new business and trying keep her employees under control. Despite her no-nonsense, practical approach to their antics, however, the staff remains deeply enmeshed in each other's lives, often with disastrous results