Not sure how I feel about this yet, other than it can't be bad for the show's ratings. From Lisa de Moraes at the Washington Post:
Fox lucked out because David Carradine is catatonic but not suicidal on Tuesday's episode of "Mental," which means the network can go ahead with the broadcast, as scheduled, in the wake of Carradine's apparent hanging death.
The 72-year-old actor was found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, where he was working on a movie. A Thai newspaper reported he was found hanging from a rope in the closet of his hotel room; at press time, the U.S. Embassy had confirmed his death while offering no details.
Fox will run some kind of Carradine RIP at the end of the episode.