NBC to Adapt ‘Valley of the Dolls’ for TV

by | September 26, 2011 at 4:11 PM | TV News

'Valley of the Dolls' (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

'Valley of the Dolls' (Photo: 20th Century Fox)

I want a doll! I want a doll!

Jacqueline Susann’s infamous 1966 book “Valley of the Dolls” is coming back to life.

Film producer Lee Daniels (“Precious,” “Monster’s Ball”) is adapting the project for television at NBC, reports Deadline, for which he will write the pilot and executive produce the series.

Daniels has just sealed a deal with NBC, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment to resurrect the tale of three self-destructive women in La La Land who get hooked on “dolls” (aka “pills”).

It’s the latest incarnation of the storied tale: Jacqueline Susann’s novel has sold 30 million copies and went on to become the classic guilty pleasure 1967 film “Valley of the Dolls” starring Patty Duke, Sharon Tate and Susan Hayward. Then there are the more forgettable versions of the “Dolls” – a 1981 TV miniseries and a 1994 late-night syndicated soap opera starring Sally Kirkland.

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