Producers are "still trying to process" Russell Armstrong's death, says Bravo's Andy Cohen

By People Staff
August 17, 2011 03:50 PM
Credit: Richard McLaren/Bravo

When will the Housewives return?

The apparent suicide of Taylor Armstrong’s estranged husband has shaken up Bravo’s plans to air the new season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills next month.

Russell Armstrong, 47, who was found hanging at a friend’s house Monday, was expected to be featured in the reality show, which last season chronicled his marital strife with star Taylor, 40, who since filed for divorce.

“We’re all still trying to process [Tuesday’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,” Bravo executive Andy Cohen writes on his blog. “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.”