September 27, 2011 / 12:45 AM / 8 years ago

NBC Buys 'Valley of the Dolls' Adaptation

Get ready for a camp-tastic good time courtesy of NBC.

The network has purchased a small-screen adaptation of the 1966 Jacqueline Susann novel "Valley of the Dolls," which will be written and directed by Lee Daniels, who directed and produced the 2009 big-screen hit "Precious."

20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment will produce the series. Daniels will be co-executive producing with Chernin.

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A precursor to novels from the likes of Jackie Collins, "Valley of the Dolls" is the melodramatic tale of women who move to Hollywood and become addicted to pills — primarily barbiturates, or "dolls" of the title. The novel, which has sold more than 30 million copies, was the inspiration for a 1967 film adaptation, a 1981 miniseries, and a 1994 soap opera. Related Articles:  Bunnies and Stewardesses: Fall TV's Racy Slant 'Chuck' This Out: NBC Harnessing Nerd Power 'Community' Rap: Another Reason to Watch NBC's New Comedy

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