In light of the tragic events surrounding Russell Armstrong's recent suicide, Bravo has decided to rework the second season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Bravo president Frances Berwick told Variety this morning, "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." Berwick wouldn't elaborate on how the episodes will be altered, but given the renewed attention focused on the series, continuing to hit their planned premiere date would be ideal from a ratings perspective.
The developments have, however, put Bravo in a sticky situation since early trailers for season two hinted at a heavy focus on the fallout from Taylor Armstrong's crumbling marriage.
Russell Armstrong's suicide was first reported on August 16. The aftermath has seen everyone from former Real Housewives of New Jerseystar Danielle Staub to psychic Allison DuBois speak out on the tragic affair -- one that has been further complicated by multiple lawsuits against Armstrong, questions over fame's role in his mental state and accusations of domestic violence.