Tom Schwartz is pretty much in no man’s land thanks to his relationship with Tom Sandoval.
Rachel Raquel Leviss is also in no man’s land thanks her Relationship with Tom Sandoval. And Tom Sandoval is alone on an island, wearing sequin bell bottoms and a smug expression for being himself.
After the tumultuous season 10 of Vanderpump Rules and the birth of Scandoval, Schwartz’s apparent knowledge and cover-up of the affair did nothing to add to his already tarnished reputation. When the reunion finally ended, Schwartz headed straight to another show where hopefully no one would find out who he was. According to Schwartz, he needed a break from reality.
You can run to Mars, but you can’t hide
Poor Schwartz needed some relief his Xanax couldn’t provide, so he entered a Fox competition program. Here, Tom must “live, eat, sleep, strategize, and connect with” his competitors. They will also live in “authentic conditions that simulate life on Mars”. As a side note, Porsha Williams is also on board and shows us how to survive in an environment with no oxygen and no Fendi.
In the first episode, Tom shared: “So I decided to do this little Stars on Mars experiment [because] Perhaps, ironically, I needed a break from reality, especially my reality.”
Schwartz attempted to wrap up Pump Rules for his co-star Christopher Mintz-Plasse. “Our show is actually kind of a derivative of The Housewives. It’s the Vanderpump rules. It’s like people working and having sex with each other.”
While it’s a blunt assessment, it’s also fairly accurate. Tom probably made a good decision to do a show outside of the Bravo realm. He’s appeared in both “Summer House” and “Winter House,” but after “Scandoval,” he’s probably safer on the wrong Mars.
Tom managed to escape the Stars on Mars drop in the first episode, but something tells me he won’t last long. Stay tuned to see if Tom continues to escape reality without using galaxy lights or Sandoval’s special tea.
Stars on Mars continues Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
TELL US – ARE YOU STAR WATCHING ON MARS? When do you think SCHWARTZ will be eliminated?