With the recent suicide of Russell Armstrong, will Bravo postpone the September 5th premiere date of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills or cancel the show? According to Andy Cohen, things are up in the air.
With the recent death of Russell Armstrong, cast member Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, it seems as if things are up in the air as far as the upcoming season of RHOBH. According to Andy Cohen's latest Bravo blog entry, producers are still trying to decide what to do with the show since the original premiere date is set for a mere two weeks from now. Andy posts on his Bravo blog today, "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 is set to premiere on Labor Day. We'll let you know what we decide when we do."
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is Bravo's most successful of the housewife series as far as ratings, so there's no question "the show must go on." How much of the show is the question? In addition to postponing the show, producers may decide to re-edit some of the episodes. Seeing as how one of the main themes of Season 2 is the relationship between Taylor and Russell and what they were doing to try to "fix" their broken marriage, including showing the two in counseling together, the producers may well have to leave a lot of the Armstrong storyline on the cutting room floor.
The suggestion by certain media outlets and friends of Russell that Bravo may be partially to blame for Russell's suicide could play a big role in what happens with Season 2 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
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