The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Should the Show Go On?

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It's one thing to experience it, but then to watch it again on television and know that millions of other people are watching, it's going to be tough.

So said Taylor Armstrong last week about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a quote that referred to the focus of season two on her crumbling marriage to Russell Armstrong. Now, following his sudden, tragic death, Bravo is left to wonder: Should the show go on?

The season premiere is scheduled for September 5, but Andy Cohen - Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development and host of Watch What Happens Live - admits he isn't sure what the network will do:

"We're all still trying to process [the] very sad news, and looking at how to proceed with the series, which has finished primary production... 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."

Might Bravo actually axe the season? We doubt it. Edit out inappropriate scenes? Air everything as filmed? What SHOULD it do? You tell us:

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I will not allow anyone to tell me what I can watch on my own tv in my own home. I also do not feel any attachment to any of these people and no allegience to anyone who thinks differently. All these women are SO out of my league that I can't allow myself to be jealous of them .And to tell the truth I don't know how I would act if I had that kind of money. I know I am expected to say "I would never behave like that, oh no not me."..But I can't . When you are in a group of women like that there is bound to be competition and arguing ,and one upmanship. Of course I think they are ridiculous with their toy dogs and jewelry and big mouths. I take the show for what it is ...A TV SHOW..entertainment. I am sorry that Russel Armstrong killed himself and also his crooked friend that shot himself. But again they did it to themselves, it was their destiny


Who cares if the show should go on? If someone is so insecure about his sexuality and could not handle the truth why sign up on a show that scrutinizes the life of everyone for the betterment of television. In the end, the only benefactors are the producers and the network. This is a reality TV bringing nothing but a lousy entertainment to others.


I don't know what makes the networks think that this kind of trash tv is interesting to anyone other than morons.
I could care less what any of these fake ass women do in their lives. To me they are nothing more than materialistic tramps.
I've got better things to do in my life than watch these stupid women.
I hope the wife of Russell Armstrong gets everything that she deserves-which is nothing. What a greedy ass woman


Just as life must go on for the real folks, the show must go on for the TV folks. When you choose to put your life on display for the fame and money nothing is off limits.


Yes...air everything as a tribute to remember. The show must go on you know. Remember it's just a show people. It's not "The 10 'O' Clock News. Sorry he's gone, but that doesn't mean cancel the show, it looks like a good show. Air it all and pay tribute. I know it's sad and painful. It's just a drama t.v. show....a hoax!!!


It should go on..the guy took his choice. He married a selfish skank and pd. the ultimate price for it!


The entire season should be cancelled, no question. This is about people in crisis and some people want to view that?? that's obscene. This and the rest of them need to go. Why pry into other's lives and their pain..


I feel like if you put your whole life on TV for everyone to see, then when something tragic happens, well, wow, what a surprise, real life. People will probably watch it more now, because there are soooo many freaks out there..its not any different than people watching the true death crap online or anything else morbid. If it were me, I wouldnt want to continue, whether I was going thru a divorce or whatever, but the true truth is, people will watch... probably more so now. The network and the women will more rich from it all.


i agree.CANCEL IT! as a matter of fact, cancel ALL the housewives shows.

Gail wakefield

I can barely watch the commercals..the way they all talk to each other. So hateful. Please take it off.