The reality show must go on!
Even if it’s in the wake of a terrible tragedy that cost one cast member their life.
Bravo will proceed with the Monday, September 5 premiere date of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills… 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… Our thoughts continue to be with the Armstrong family during this difficult time
The network taped individual interviews with castmembers, Adrienne Maloof, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Camille Grammer regarding the suicide of Russell Armstrong, obviously hoping to soften the blow of immediately jumping back into the previously taped housewife antics.
Personally, I’m not really sure where I stand on the whole “premiere date” issue. I get that moving it back would ostensibly “take the reality out of reality TV”, but when a human life is involved, you’re talking about a whole new world of “Entertainment Ethics”. All I know is, if it were my son, or husband, or father – you better believe I’d be fighting to keep RHOBH off the air for good.
[Image: Adriana M. Barazza/WENN]