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Octuplets' Mom Inks Reality TV, Book Deals

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PEOPLE: Nadya Suleman, the mother of octuplets born Jan. 26, has inked a deal with the British production company Eyeworks, which plans to begin filming a reality TV series based on the controversial single mother and her 14 children.

"I'm really excited about moving forward with this," Suleman tells PEOPLE.

Suleman's attorney Jeff Czech calls the series a "quasi-reality" show, explaining that instead of having a dozen cameramen tromping around her house 24 hours a day, film crews will only document select milestones, such as birthdays and other special events.

"Nadya knows she has to do something," says Czech. "But she doesn't want the constant filming because she feels that would be taking advantage of her kids. She's trying to find the middle ground and feels this approach will work best."

At this time, Eyeworks has yet to sell Suleman's proposed shows to any TV networks in the U.S., and is currently planning on airing her programs on British TV, then bringing the shows to America. Czech also insists that his client doesn't want her series to resemble Jon and Kate Gosselin's show.

"She's been watching them a bit lately and thinks it's boring," says Czech.

This week Suleman also finalized a deal with ghostwriter Wendy Lee - who recently wrote Life with My Sister Madonna with Christopher Ciccone - to pen her autobiography.

"Of all her projects, this is the one she's most excited about," says Czech. "She's really looking forward to telling her story and speaking out about how she was raised, how her children are feeling, what they are asking about and things about the donor dad."

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K&C's mom May 31, 2009, 4:35 PM

She doesn’t want to take advantage of her kids? Hasn’t she already done that!!! She’s been out of the media for awhile, so she had to find a way back in!!! Sick, sick, sick, she seriously needs some help!!!!!!

Nell June 1, 2009, 10:26 AM

I was just telling hubby the other day that despite all the money Octomom will probably make, the children will suffer greatly. People are cruel and have an excellent memory. So, when these children get to their teen years, they will be picked on by other children so bad, and despise their mother. I wish she could look a few miles down the road before she does this. The worse thing is that she thinks this is funny. She always has that sly silly smile on her face. Pure stupidity.

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