TLC Announces New Reality Show ‘Starter Wives’

Rapper DMX and his producer ex-wife Tashera Simmons (Photo: Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

TLC is forming its own “First Wives Club.”

The network announced Tuesday that it has ordered a new reality show called “Starter Wives” (working title) that will star the ex-wives, ex-girlfriends and baby mamas of celebrities. Among the “Starter Wives’s” starting line-up is Liza Morales — NBA player Lamar “Mr. Khloe Kardashian” Odom’s baby mama — and Shaniqua Tompkins, the ex-girlfriend of rapper 50 Cent.

The show will follow seven women "who supported their former husbands/boyfriends before the fame and wealth made them the men they are today," according to the press release. (If that concept sounds familiar to you, then you must have seen VH1's similar-themed "Hollywood Exes.")

Production has begun on at least four hourlong episodes, with filming scheduled to start in mid-October and an expected premiere date in early 2013 on TLC.

The Cast of “Starter Wives” Includes:

~ Zakia Baum, ex-girlfriend of Jermaine “Maino” Coleman and mother of his son
~ Cheryl Caruso, ex-wife of mobster Phillip Caruso and mother of his two daughters
~ Josie Harris, ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather and mother of his three children
~ Monica Joseph-Taylor, soon-to-be ex-wife of Aston “Funkmaster Flex” Taylor and mother to his two children
~ Liza Morales, ex-girlfriend of Lamar Odom and mother of his three children
~ Tashera Simmons, ex-wife of Earl “DMX” Simmons and mother of four of his children
~ Shaniqua Tompkins, ex-girlfriend of Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and mother of his son.

Check Out Another One of TLC’s New and Unconventional Reality Shows — “Breaking Amish”:

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