(LOS ANGELES) -- Bravo will not postpone next week’s season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, despite the suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of star Taylor Armstrong.
Bravo Media president Frances Berwick on Wednesday announced that the show will begin its second season as planned next Monday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Berwick said, "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."
Berwick also announced that the cable network will air public service announcements raising awareness of suicide prevention during the new season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. He made no mention of a recent Los Angeles Times report stating that the show’s cast members have taped interviews specifically regarding Armstrong.
Armstrong committed suicide on Aug. 15. His marital problems had been a storyline in previous episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
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