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'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' to air as scheduled

August 31, 2011 |  9:35 am

Real Housewives will air Sept. 5
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" will stick to its Sept. 5 premiere, the network announced Wednesday.

“Bravo will proceed with the Monday, September 5 premiere date of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’” said Frances Berwick, president of Bravo media, in a statement. "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 added, "Our thoughts continue to be with the Armstrong family during this difficult time.”

The network is teaming with the Entertainment Industries Council Inc. to raise awareness about suicide prevention and will air various PSA’s during the series.  

The decision is one that could have already been surmised considering the network is just days away from the premiere. Since the Aug. 15 death of Russell Armstrong, the network had been mulling over how to proceed with the season, which documented Armstrong and wife Taylor's marriage breakdown. The network eventually decided on reediting, but until now hadn't come to a decision on whether to push back the premiere date.

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-- Yvonne Villarreal

twitter.com/villarrealy

 Photo: The cast of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills." Credit: Bravo

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