Real Housewives of BH to Re-Edit New Season In Wake of Husband's Suicide: Is It Enough?

Bravo has announced that short of postponing or entirely shelving the coming cycle of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, episodes will be re-edited in the wake of this week’s tragic suicide by Russell Armstrong, whose crumbling marriage to series regular Taylor Armstrong was to be a prominent Season 2 plot point.

“Contrary to what is being reported, we have not made a decision to change our original premiere date [of Sept. 5],” Bravo president Frances Berwick told Variety, “but we are in the process of re-editing the show.”

Berwick did not elaborate on what sort of editing will be done — Russell Armstrong was involved in scenes concerning his strained marriage, Variety reports — and it is still possible that Season 2 of RHOBH will meet its Sept. 5 premiere date.

Russell Armstrong, 47, was found dead on Monday night in a friend’s Los Angeles home, after having hanged himself. He and Taylor have a 5-year-old daughter together.