Andy Cohen Blogs About the Future of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Post-Suicide

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The Bravo community is still reeling from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband Russell Armstrong taking his own life Monday.

Many are wondering what is going to happen since RHOBH was set to premiere September 5, with Taylor's story line about divorcing Russell laid out in the preview released weeks ago (which has now been removed from the website).

Andy Cohen, the Watch What Happens Live host (and Exec VP of original programming/development), just posted on his blog titled "Picking Up the Pieces" where things stand:

"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," Cohen says.

"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."

As do ours.

Meanwhile, it was announced today that the official cause of death has been listed as hanging by suicide.

Tell us, readers: what do you think Bravo should do?



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  • lee

    Showing this play out is the most disgusting thing I've ever seen on TV -BRAVO should know better than to show this just for RATINGS? I thought they were going to cut all that out of the season. I have eliminted this channel from my viewing and hope others do the same. And for Taylor to allow it and show up on that aftershow and advertise her New Year party promotion---this is SICK!

  • Michelle

    I realize something bad happened but they shouldn't cancel the entire show bc of that. Maybe they should take Taylor Armstrong out of the mix. Rhobh is by far the best of all the housewives.

  • Misty Frangen
    Misty Frangen

    He signed up for season one and resigned for season two. It's horrible he committed suicide but that is his fault not bravos. Greed for money and fame and recognition were all his choices. You sign your life away to the devil to get those things an then take the cowards way out. If he didn't want his life exposed in exchange for fame and money he shouldn't have sold his soul out of greed.

  • kim

    As much as I love the rhobh, I hope the network cancels the second season.

  • julesmarie

    I agree, Sandie. I feel sorry for Russell's parents and Kennedy. I think they should scrap this season.

  • Sandie

    There/s such a thing as basic human decency. For the sake of his grieving family, no footage of him or his troubles should be aired. May he rest in peace.

  • Jenn Winter
    Jenn Winter

    I think they should sit down with Taylor and his parents and see where they stand. There's no reason to not air the entire series, especially when there are new Housewives who can fill the gap if they need to cut Taylor and her family from the show. Maybe they should cut references to Russell or just show things as they were and be respectful about it. They have a daughter to consider an there's no reason to show a lot of graphic stuff anyway. We Housewife fans aren't an ignorant bunch, we can accept that the disintegration of a marriage happened before this tragedy without having to see the nittygritty.