March 21, 2012 12:02pm PT by Lacey Rose
VH1 Orders 'Hollywood Exes,' Starring the Ex-Wives of Eddie Murphy, Will Smith and Prince
VH1 is enlisting Hollywood Exes for an hourlong series set to bow this summer.
The unscripted show, which has been granted a 10-episode order by the pop culture-themed network, stars Nicole Murphy (formerly Mrs. Eddie Murphy), Jessica Canseco (formerly Mrs. Jose Canseco), Sheree Fletcher (formerly Mrs. Will Smith), Mayte Garcia (formerly Mrs. Prince) and Andrea Kelly (formerly Mrs. R. Kelly).
“These extraordinarily strong women adjusted to and endured a lot while their ex-spouses won fame and fortune defining pop culture for that moment,” said Jeff Olde, executive vp original programming and production at VH1.
“Now these women must reinvent themselves again, stepping out of the long shadows cast by their famous husbands and supporting each other as they define the next stage of their lives – this time on their own terms,” he added.
The tentatively titled Hollywood Exes sets out to peel back the curtain on Cinderella tales gone wrong. The five women have been friends for several years and are looking to make a name for themselves outside of their bold-face exes.
Shed Media's Jen O’Connell, Nick Emmerson, Lisa Shannon and Lamar Damon are attached as co-executive producers on the series, alongside fellow EPs Vernon Lynch and Jeff Dyson of Lynch-Dyson Entertainment. Jill Holmes, Tom Huffman and Olde will serve as executive producers for VH1.