'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 2: Suicide Won't Delay Premiere

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 2 will premiere as planned on Mon., Sept. 5 at 9PM on Bravo. The network confirmed the news after weeks of debate about a possible delay following the suicide of series star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband Russell. "Bravo will proceed with the Monday, September 5 premiere date of 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,'" Frances Berwick, president of Bravo Media, said in a statement. "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." Taylor did not participate in the taped introduction.

Bravo to air 'Real Housewives' special addressing Russell Armstrong's suicide

"Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" cast members Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Kyle and Kim Richards and Adrienne Maloof filmed a Bravo special today to discuss their reactions to the news of co-star Russell Armstrong's recent suicide. It is unclear whether the episode will air before or after the premiere of the new season on September 5th.

Taylor Armstrong Says Russell’s Death Isn’t Bravo’s Fault

It’s hard to say who or what drove Russell Armstrong to suicide, but Taylor Armstrong says people shouldn’t point fingers at Bravo, the network behind the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.According to Radar Online, the 40-year-old reality star reportedly told those closest to her that "Russell's suicide wasn't caused by the show or Bravo. Russell just simply cracked over ongoing legal and financial issues. The show bears no responsibility for his death, neither does the network,”...

Exclusive! Psychiatrist Weighs In on the Future of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

As friends and family say their final goodbyes to Russell Armstrong today, the future of the show still hangs in the balance as Bravo decides how best to handle the tragedy on the air. Wetpaint Entertainment  talked to Beverly Hills psychiatrist Carole Lieberman to get insight into how the producers and the cast should move forward with their lives — both on and off the air. “The show can’t sweep it under the rug, as that wouldn’t make sense,” Dr Lieberman told  Wetpaint  in an exclusive interview.  “There was been talk of editing him out if that works in terms of plotline, but they should certainly use sensitivity whatever they do.” Instead of pretending the suicide never happened, Dr Lieberman thinks Bravo should take the opportunity to bring something positive out of the horrific scenario. Read MOre...

Russell Armstrong's Second Memorial Service to Be Held With Family in Texas

Lisa Vanderpump, Adrienne Maloof-Nassif, Dr. Paul Nassif, Kyle Richards, and Kim Richards were among the  Real Housewives of Beverly Hills  cast members in attendance at  Russell Armstrong' s first funeral service yesterday, held at Church of the Hills-Forest Lawn in the Hollywood Hills.  Read More...

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Season 2: Editing Underway, Premiere Date Still Up in the Air

Bravo has finally decided the fate of Season 2 of 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' following the suicide of Russell Armstrong, estranged husband to star Taylor Armstrong: segments between the couple, who were separated at the time of his death, will be edited. Variety reports that the storyline regarding the Armstrongs' marital issues could significantly reduce or remove Russell's presence, although Bravo has not confirmed exactly what will be changed. However, as of right now the premiere date is still Sept. 5. "Contrary to what is being reported, we have not made a decision to change our original premiere date but we are in the process of re-editing the show," Bravo president Frances Berwick told Variety.

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': No decision made as to Sept. 5 premiere in light of Russell Armstrong's death

It was reported Tuesday (Aug. 16) that Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong, was found dead Monday night (Aug. 15). The authorities believed it was a suicide.Thursday (Aug. 18) THR reported that the Sept. 5 premiere of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" would be pushed back at least a week and possibly longer in the wake of this tragic death, but Bravo sources tell Zap2it that "the story is false."The source goes on to say that that "a decision has not been made as of yet" as to the premiere date of "RHOBH." We would understand if the network chose to delay the premiere, but as of right now, it looks like it is still up in the air....

Should Bravo Continue to Air Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?

Bravo has yet to announce whether The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will air as planned following the suicide of Russell Armstrong. Armstrong and wife Taylor, whose marital woes were documented during Season 1 and were expected to be a major part of Season 2, split in July. He was found dead Monday. The show's premiere was scheduled for Sept. 5.

Bravo Deciding Whether to Delay Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 2

In the wake of the shocking death of Taylor Armstrong’s husband Russell, Bravo execs are deciding whether to postpone the premiere of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.The dramatic Season 2 premiere was scheduled for September 5, and while shooting hasn’t wrapped yet, a rep for Bravo says filming has been postponed for the week — if not longer — while the network decides how to handle the sensitive situation. Given that Russell reportedly told his pal the hit show “ruined...

'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Taylor Armstrong's Husband Said Pressures of Cameras Were 'Overwhelming'

Prior to his apparent suicide, 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' star Taylor Armstrong's husband said he felt the pressures of being a reality TV husband. In an interview with People, Russell, who hanged himself on Aug. 15, revealed the pressures of a crumbling marriage and financial problems got to be too much, especially when coupled with TV cameras. "It got really overwhelming," Russell told People a few weeks before his death. "When you get a TV show involved and all the pressure, it just takes it to a whole new level. ... We were pushed to extremes."