August 31st, 2011
11:33 AM ET
"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" will be returning on schedule as planned, according to a statement from Bravo.
There had been some speculation that the new season of the series might be delayed because of the recent suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of cast member Taylor Armstrong. But "Bravo will proceed with the September 5 premiere date of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,’" said Frances Berwick, president of Bravo Media.
"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.
There had been various reports that the Armstrong's troubled marriage was supposed to be featured prominently in the show's storyline during season 2.
Meanwhile, Radar Online is reporting that Barbara Walters will get the first sit down interview with Taylor Armstrong.
The site quotes a source, saying, Armstrong feels most comfortable sitting down with the venerable journalist, even though Armstrong is aware that the interview may be hard hitting.
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