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NBC Buys Drama White House Confidential

WASHINGTON - MAY 31:  The exterior view of the south side of the White House is seen May 31, 2005 in Washington, DC. Vanity Fair Magazine reported that former FBI official W. Mark Felt claimed himself was ?Deep Throat,? the anonymous source who provided information to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward?s famous Watergate investigation report that led to the former President Richard Nixon's resignation.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

NBC is looking for another White House show, in addition to its upcoming comedy 1600 Penn. Deadline reports that the network has bought an hour-long drama called White House Confidential, an "upstairs-downstair-type soap" centered on a young female doctor on staff who also has some kind of secret. If that sounds a little sudsy, it's only because the show was written by former General Hospital head writer Sri Rao. So, who gets Ainsley Hayes's old basement office in the steam pipe trunk distribution venue?

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