Dolly Parton Signs NBC Development Deal
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:09:33
Dolly Parton has signed a development deal with NBC.
"I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of 9 to 5: The Musical with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell. We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind," said Dolly Parton.
So what does it all mean?
For the deal, NBC will develop a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the songs, stories and inspiring life of Dolly Parton. This extraordinarily prolific country music artist and movie star will produce these projects that are meant to appeal to an inclusive family audience.
So it's going to be Dolly-centric programming. That's a good thing. Her life has been anything but ordinary.
"I don't know anyone in the world who doesn't love Dolly Parton, and the idea of developing television movies inspired by her incredible life and the stories she has sung about for decades is exciting to all of us at NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment." I hope we will create some uplifting movies that the entire family can enjoy together, a genre of programming that still seems largely untapped on television."
Amen to that! Everyone hearts Dolly and with good reason.
What is your favorite thing about Dolly Parton?