Lisa Vanderpump, the only person on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that is not a tragic Tennessee Williams character, has landed her own Bravo reality show. Andy Cohen’s cosmo-flavored channel announced today that Lisa VDP (and her little dog too!) will be part of a program that chronicles the shenanigans at her Beverly Hills restaurant, Sur. Oh my gosh, this is going to be just like that old show It’s a Living with a bunch of crazy but sexy waitresses and their snobby British boss. Who’s going to play the letchy piano player? Maybe Lisa’s old gay BFF Cedric will come back!
Bravo didn’t announce the name of the show, when it would air, or whether or not Lisa would still be part of RHOBH. After the sad departure of St. Camille Grammer, losing Lisa from the full-time cast would be a crushing blow.
Bravo has made a pattern of giving the most popular Housewives their own shows. It also announced on Wednesday that Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burress show The Kandi Factory, which debuted as a special last month, would become a full-fledged series. This, of course, follows the success of Bethenny Frankel’s solo turn, How to Succeed in Business While Really Really Really Trying Hard, and the upcoming Kim Zolciak vehicle, I Got More Wigs Than Braincells. And somewhere, in a Manhattan apartment, the recently fired Jill Zarin weeps inconsolably.