It feels like we've been waiting longer for a new season of Vanderpump Rules than customers at Sur have to wait to get their drinks. (Hurry up with those mojitos, Jax!) But finally, it's here: Season 3 of Bravo's outrageously entertaining Real Housewives spinoff, set at Lisa Vanderpump's West Hollywood eatery, premieres Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. — and we have an exclusive sneak peek at all the drama.
Last season set a pretty high bar for reality TV ridiculousness, from Jax and Kristen's compulsive lying to Stassi's slap heard 'round the world. But as the new trailer (above) shows, there's plenty more on the menu for Season 3.
Scheana calls Stassi a "s--tty friend." Katie tells Stassi she has "hatred and anger in [her] heart." Kristen gets caught up in a violent bar scuffle. Tom tells Jax, "You've just got to stop doing f--ked-up things, man." Ariana calls Kristen "a ticking time bomb." We see Jax with a severely beat-up face. Tom sobs into a camera, "Just know that I'm sorry, OK?" And Lisa finally tells Kristen, "I've had enough of your bulls--t."
In other words, business as usual at Sur.
To help us make sense of it all, we asked cast member Scheana Marie to give us some inside scoop on the new season. And she promises that last season, amazing as it was, was just a warm-up: "There's a lot more going on. It's not just Kristen and Jax, or Jax and Stassi. Everyone has issues this year."
One of those issues: Tom Sandoval's new romance with Ariana (who joins the cast full-time in Season 3, along with Tom Schwartz), leaving Tom's ex Kristen seething any time the three have to work together at Sur. "We really try to keep Ariana and me at the garden bar, Tom at the main bar, and Kristen at the restaurant," Scheana says. "But you always have to cross paths, though. It makes it really awkward." We bet!
We're happy to see Season 2 MVP Stassi back in the fold after she threatened to move to New York and ditch the show altogether. But not everyone's happy about it. "Unfortunately, she is back," Scheana says with a laugh. "I liked it better when she was in New York." Scheana tells us Stassi moved back to L.A. with her boyfriend and got a new job — presumably, not the Friday night shift at Sur.
The Season 3 trailer also gives us a glimpse at Scheana's wedding to boyfriend Shay (Stassi was not invited, by the way), as well as the couple's wild bachelor and bachelorette parties in Miami. And the reality TV cameras even helped the bride-to-be keep an eye on her groom. "He did end up with a stripper's thong on his forehead, I saw in the promos," Scheana says. "Nothing's a secret."
Vanderpump Rules Season 3 premieres Monday, Nov. 3 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.