Bravo will deal with the suicide of Russell Armstrong, the estranged husband of "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star Taylor Armstrong, by airing a special addressing his death, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
With the exception of Taylor Armstrong, all the women of the show — Lisa Vanderpump, Camille Grammer, Kyle and Kim Richards and Adrienne Maloof — were taped Monday for the special. It’s not certain whether the special will air before or after the show’s second-season debut.
The women weren’t told how things would unfold during the taping, as a way to get their reactions, the story notes. Bravo has also finished re-editing the debut episode of the show’s second season, although the network would not say whether the final edit would include particular scenes from the original version, such as Taylor Armstrong discussing marriage counseling and shopping for lingerie as a way to perk up her marriage.