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    Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:09:33

    Dolly Parton Signs NBC Development Deal - She will develop TV movies about her life

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    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush is joined by Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush is joined by Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
    • Dolly Parton - NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 01: Former First Daughter Jenna Bush prepairs to join Kenny Rogers to sing Kenny & Dolly's 1983 hit single 'Islands in the Stream' (Karakoee style) for NBC's 'Today' Show. Kenny Rogers jacket from his 1980's collection and Photo Bomber Jenna Bush wearing a jacket from Dolly Parton's collection at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 1, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. An exhibit highlighting Kenny Rogers' career will open next month at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

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    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?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    01.20.15



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