Lisa Vanderpump is expanding her reality show reach with a new series that was announced by Peacock, NBC Universal’s streaming service. The show will be called “Vanderpump Dogs” and was announced with during a commercial for Peacock that aired during Thursday’s one-night-only “30 Rock” reunion special on NBC.
The show will center around Vanderpump’s dog rescue center in Los Angeles, which has been featured many times on her other reality shows — “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Vanderpump Rules,” both of which air on Bravo.
Vanderpump herself seemed caught off guard by NBC airing a commercial for the show. “Well good morning … I’ve known about this for months lol … Thought it was supposed to be secret, but apparently it’s announced!” she tweeted Friday morning.
Fans in her mentions seemed thrilled about the new series.
“So pleased for you all!!! You and all the puppies deserve it. Hopefully you can achieve more global awareness about Animal Cruelty,” one wrote.
Another added, “Yay Lisa!!! My favorite housewife. My rescues and I will definitely tune in.”
“Congratulations the queen of all queens!” a third wrote. “I’m elated about your new show as big of an animal lover I am.”
“Congratulations, that’s wonderful news. Great to know you’ll be back on our screens. It’s been too long,” another noted.
It’s been a bit of a rocky time for Vanderpump after Bravo fired “Vanderpump Rules” cast members Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni for racist comments and behavior.
Vanderpump commented on the four Bravo firings last month, saying in a statement, “As we’ve seen such devastating sadness that has played out globally, we all have a part to play to create a kinder, more just society. My hope is for this generation to treat each other with respect and humanity, and realize that actions have; and should have, consequences.”
Well good morning …I’ve known about this for months lol…
Thought it was supposed to be secret,but apparently it’s announced!
— Lisa Vanderpump (@LisaVanderpump) July 17, 2020
Some have called for Bravo to also fire Jax Taylor from the show. “Vanderpump Rules” cast member Faith Stowers is among those calling for him to be axed by the network.
“He’s said very, very mean things to new cast members. He did not receive me and Lala Kent very well when we first started,” Stowers told ET.
“He said very mean things to us as well, later on apologizing. But it seems like he continues to get away with everything he does and I’m not sure why, especially at his age. It’s not like he’s doing this as a young adult, as a kid and just making these little mistakes young people sometimes do,” Stowers added.