After hearing a myriad of reports over the past few days suggesting that the second season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” would in fact keep its previously-announced September 5 premiere date, Bravo has announced that this will in fact be the case.
In a new statement, the network is making it clear, though, that Russell Armstrong’s suicide has made an impact on production for the show — including some editing along with some new footage of some of the show’s stars talking about suicide prevention:
“Bravo will proceed with the Monday, Sept. 5 premiere date of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Given that these episodes were filmed months ago, the producers of the show taped a brief interview this week with several of the cast members to introduce the premiere. Re-editing of the episodes is still underway.”
Taylor Armstrong’s strained relationship with Russell was originally set to be a major talking point of the premiere, but whether or not that remains is still to be seen. (He never actually appeared in the first version of the episode prior to his suicide.)
Bravo has worked to stay both considerable of Armstrong’s situation as well as supportive of their property in the past two weeks, and we do have to believe that trying to find a way to keep that balance over the course of the season is going to be a considerable challenge.
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