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Bravo Will Premiere ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ as Scheduled, With Additional Programming to Handle Suicide

Aug 31, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Despite the suicide of Russell Armstrong, the spouse of one of the "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast members, Bravo announced today that it would go ahead with the season premiere of the show as scheduled on Sept. 5, Labor Day, reports the AP.

Frances Berwick, Bravo Media president, explained in a statement that the network would precede the premiere with suicide prevention public service announcements and interviews with cast members about the situation.

"Our thoughts continue to be with the Armstrong family during this difficult time," Berwick said in her statement.

On Aug. 15, Russell Armstrong hanged himself. In episodes that have been taped for season two, Armstrong’s wife, Taylor, tells the other cast members that she and her husband will be going into therapy.

To deal with the trauma of this story as it unfolds during the season, Bravo will work with the Entertainment Industries Council to raise awareness about suicide prevention.

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