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Bravo pondering postponement after 'Real Housewives' death

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With the apparent suicide of Russell Armstrong on Monday, the date for the second-season premier of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, currently scheduled for Sept. 5, is now in doubt. A network source confirms to Entertainment Weekly that Bravo is contemplating a postponement, in light of the death of Taylor Armstrong’s estranged husband, who played a significant role in season 1. Though the Hollywood Reporter published that Bravo was waiting at least 24 hours to make a decision about the fate of the show, the network source insists, “No decisions have been made and there is no time frame on when they might.”

UPDATE: Andy Cohen also weighed in about the network’s indecision on his blog, writing: “We’re all still trying to process yesterday’s very sad news, and looking at how to proceed with the series, which has finished primary production and was set to premiere on Labor Day. We’ll let you know what we decide when we do. In the meantime, we’re sending our thoughts and prayers to Taylor and the rest of Russell’s family.”

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Originally posted August 17 2011 — 9:58 AM EDT

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