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Source: Bravo to delay premiere of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

Aug. 18, 2011 at 9:04 PM ET

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A source tells Hollywood Reporter that the return of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" will be delayed.

The cast and crew of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" have been told that the Sept. 5 season premiere will be pushed least one week and possibly longer in the wake of the apparent suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of cast member Taylor Armstrong.

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A source close to the show tells The Hollywood Reporter that executives from Bravo and producer Evolution Entertainment met with cast members Tuesday in Los Angeles to discuss the fate of the show. Some close to the production are encouraging the network to scrap the season altogether, especially considering some of the Armstrong-related storylines.

“People are concerned about being associated with the show and his passing,” a source tells THR.

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But while re-editing of episodes is likely, the source says Bravo does not currently plan to cancel the season entirely. According to the source, the executives did say that the premiere date will be delayed beyond Sept 5. A Bravo spokesperson says that no decision on the premiere has been made. She declines to elaborate further. 

Read the full story on THR.com.

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