Lisa Vanderpump led the charge down the red carpet, with many excited to see what the post-Scandoval season will bring
The stars of Vanderpump Rules hit the red carpet at the Hollywood Palladium on Wednesday night to help premiere season 11 of their hit Bravo series.
After the show was rocked by season 10's explosive "Scandoval" — where the love triangle of Ariana Madix, Tom Sandoval and Rachel Leviss played out on reality TV — the cast is back and ready to dive into the aftermath.
"I don't know what it's going to look like. I will say I'm excited and grateful that we have a new season," he shared. "I don't know what to expect, honestly, but I know it's going to be a good season. I'll say that."
Before Vanderpump Rules premieres on Jan. 30, see which cast members came to the premiere, what they wore — and who they interacted with.
Speaking to PEOPLE on the red carpet, Lisa Vanderpump talked about staying busy with her 2-year-old grandson and menagerie of animals — plus managing all of the personalities on Vanderpump Rules. "Apart from these animals I have to take care of in this show — that's a whole different matter!"
Lisa Vanderpump and Tom Schwartz
Tom Schwartz told PEOPLE the upcoming season is "dramatic ... it's intense, it's explosive. But I want people to remember that it's got so much heart and it's redemptive. And don't forget ... it's funny too with a lot of emotional hooks."
Ariana Madix told PEOPLE that Lisa Vanderpump often gives her the advice of " 'Go for it darling, you've got this.' She really inspires me because I see the life that Lisa’s lived, she has this beautiful home, this beautiful family, so much success in her life, and I want to be able to be there too someday, so I really always take her advice to heart."
This month, Madix will be making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Broadway's Chicago.
Her ex, Tom Sandoval, told PEOPLE that this season "was probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to face on such a regular basis. It was very, very challenging and just very emotional."
"I was just bringing that energy into the season: single and ready to mingle," Katie Maloney told PEOPLE. "It's just like a really positive place. So as much as I was not really digging the idea of being around certain people, I was not gonna let that bother me or affect me too much."
On the flip side, Scheana Shay said her vibe going in "was just terrified. I mean, there was a lot going on. It wasn't easy to navigate a lot of conversations and just you know, an entire dynamic in this friend group was completely different. So it was very difficult. But coming out of it, I felt proud of myself for saying everything I think I wanted to say and I'm really trying to be better about."
"There's so much that goes down and it's very dramatic," James Kennedy shared of the season ahead.
James Kennedy and Ally Lewber
"We make a good team, we remind each other every day," James Kennedy said of life with girlfriend Ally Lewber. "I love it," she added. "He cooks, he's super clean."
"Where I'm at this season is really navigating how to be compassionate and sympathetic because ultimately, I have to have inner peace and heal in some way, or everyone is screwed around me, including my child," Lala Kent told PEOPLE. "She can’t see me like that forever."
Tom Schwartz and Tom Sandoval
The Toms were back together on the carpet, coordinating in white jackets.
Lala Kent, Katie Maloney, Scheana Shay and Ariana Madix
Meanwhile, the ladies all brought the glimmer and glamour in their designer threads.
Lisa Vanderpump introduced the episodes attendees were treated to.
Katie Maloney turned 37 years old one day before the premiere, and was celebrated with a colorful cake.
Ally Lewber and James Kennedy
James Kennedy's girlfriend Ally Lewber was also celebrating a birthday, and got the same sweet treatment.
Ally Lewber and James Kennedy
The frosting is the best part, right?!
James Kennedy, Ally Lewber, Scheana Shay and Brock Davies
Scheana Shay's husband Brock Davies was also on hand for the big night out.
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