The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star is currently developing a new project centered around her dog rescue, “Vanderpump Dogs,” multiple insiders told Page Six on Friday.
One insider told us that any potential show is definitely “not a spin-off” and it “could just be a special.” Right now, the project is “just a reel in development.”
Meanwhile, another insider told us that when Vanderpump’s “RHOBH” costars — Erika Girardi, Lisa Rinna, Teddi Mellencamp, Dorit Kemsley and Kyle Richards — got wind of the project, they gathered for dinner at Craig’s in Los Angeles to discuss how “extremely unhappy” they are that Vanderpump was allegedly given a new project to work on at their “expense.” They believed that Vanderpump, 58, started to plant seeds for the project during Season 9 of “RHOBH” by escalating her issue with Kemsley who gave a dog from the rescue to someone who ended up dropping the pup at a shelter.
We’re also told that the women also “felt used by the show’s producers” to further Vanderpump’s personal agenda.
Vanderpump’s first spin-off, based around her Los Angeles restaurant SUR, premiered in 2013. It debuted following “RHOBH” by having her facilitate a meeting between Scheana Marie and then-costar Brandi Glanville. Marie had hooked up with Glanville’s then ex-husband while they were still married.
A source close to Vanderpump told us that she “has had many ideas for additional Bravo shows. Any project that will further her mission to save the lives of dogs here in the USA and around the world is something that she is seriously considering.”