August 19th, 2011
04:47 PM ET
Russell Armstrong, the husband of "Housewives" star Taylor, was found on Monday after he committed suicide.
The premiere was originally scheduled to air September 5, and although Bravo has said little this week other than to offer condolences to the Armstrong family, reports circulated that the premiere date would be pushed back by at least a week.
However, Bravo president Frances Berwick told Variety, "Contrary to what is being reported, we have not made a decision to change our original premiere date but we are in the process of re-editing the show."
He did not detail exactly how the show will be changed, but Variety speculates that the series may "reshape or eliminate [Russell] Armstrong's presence."
The trade paper cites unnamed sources who claim that the marital issues between Russell and wife Taylor were to be a focus this season. A press screener of the premiere features Armstrong and his wife Taylor discussing marital therapy.
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