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Ex-wives of Eddie Murphy, Prince, R. Kelly, get show

Hollywood ex-wives surely have stories to tell, and now five of them will have their own TV series.

VH1 said Wednesday that it is making “Hollywood Exes,” a one-hour series that will air this summer. Featured players are the ex-wives of Eddie Murphy, Prince, R. Kelly, Will Smith and Jose Canseco.

The network said that Nicole Murphy, Jessica Canseco, Andrea Kelly, Sheree Fletcher (Mr. Smith’s ex) and Mayte Garcia (Prince’s ex) “want to show the world that they are more than just a trophy wife with a pretty face.”

The 10-episode series will follow the women as they establish their own lives apart from their famous ex-husbands.

MTV expands programming with four new series, special

MTV has added four new series to its programming slate and a special centering on an up-and-coming musician.

The cable network has picked up “The Heights,” a docudrama that follows a group of friends who live, work and play in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City.

The half-hour panel show “Epic Fail” focuses on embarrassing moments of viewers’ lives. The series will feature re-enactments, text messages, status updates and photos submitted by viewers.

Hidden-camera game show “Totally Clueless” gives people the opportunity to win cash for figuring out whether they are on television.

The half-hour series “MTV’s This Is How I Made It” acts as an advice show, giving first-person lessons from celebrities on how to succeed.

The special, “Dev,” centers on 22-year-old Dev, the female voice on Far East Movement’s chart-topping single “Like a G6,” who is pregnant.

Premiere dates will be announced later.

• Compiled from Web and wire service reports.