Lisa Vanderpump may have had her share of verbal (and food-related) dustups on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but nothing could prepare her for the physical beating she's taking on Dancing with the Stars.
"I look okay on the outside, but inside I'm falling apart," the Vanderpump Rules star told Access Hollywood.
Last fall, a longtime goal of Dancing with the Stars producers came into fruition: an all-stars season.
Thirteen alums returned, but viewers fled. The onetime ratings juggernaut delivered less-than-glittery numbers — partially due to The Voice's first fall outing siphoning eyeballs. But executive producer Conrad Green also believes it's because fans want to see dancing with new stars, not all-stars.
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"Perhaps that was a miscalculation on our part. Maybe we underestimated how important it was to have a new story rather than a continuation of one," Green tells TVGuide.com. "We thought seeing old favorites come back would be really appealing, and I think it was to core fans of the show. All-Stars did deliver in terms of being able to try some new dances out, new challenges and really pushing the level of competition. I think what it lacked was the shock of the new.
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"So it's quite nice this season to go back to fresh faces, people completely unfamiliar with dance and get back to that kind of innocence," Green continues. "It's back to basics almost. There's definitely a ...
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The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills won't be the only place you can see Lisa Vanderpump on Monday. The same night, the Vanderpump Rules star will hit the parquet on Dancing with the Stars with new pro Gleb Savchenko. "I'm not out for reality domination," she tells TVGuide.com. "It just worked out this way that I was able to do Dancing with Housewives and Vanderpump Rules being done." What are her expectations? Which Housewives have she heard from? And will her precious pup Giggy hit the floor too?