‘Valley of the Dolls’ TV Show Coming to NBC


Fans of 1960s camp, rejoice! NBC has bought the script for a series based on Valley of the Dolls, the 1967 film adaptation of Jacqueline Susann’s delightfully trashy novel that follows three young women struggling to make it in show business — a story packed with torrid romance, Hollywood intrigue, mid-century fashion, and, of course, those titular pills. Interestingly, the project comes from creator Lee Daniels, who’s best known as the director of Precious and the producer behind Monster’s Ball; this fluffy melodrama is a departure for a guy whose past work concentrates on issues like race and poverty, to say the least. Still, we’re looking forward to the show — perhaps as a replacement for NBC’s current Mad Men stand-in, The Playboy Club, whose pilot was so terrible we had to turn it off. This news does leave us with one question, though: Now that TV will have its very own Valley of the Dolls, which cable channel will step in to adapt Beyond the Valley of the Dolls? HBO? IFC? Can we make this happen? [via The Hollywood Reporter]