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Dolly Parton, Jennifer Nettles, Gerald McRaney, Ricky Schroder, Alyvia Alyn Lind December 10.

DOLLY PARTON’S COAT OF MANY COLORS’ TO AIR THURSDAY, DEC. 10 (9-11 P.M.)

 

UNIVERSAL
CITY, CA (August 18, 2015) – NBC has announced that its upcoming
holiday film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” will air Thursday,
Dec. 10 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is based on the inspiring true
story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing. This
once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit
Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and
discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat
that helped make Parton who she is today.

The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955. It
is neither a biopic nor musical about Dolly’s whole life and performing
career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the
incidents in her and her family’s life around the time she was 9 years
old.

Three cast members were recently added to the production, which begins this week in Atlanta.

Jennifer Nettles will play Parton’s mother, Avie Lee
Parton. Nettles is one of the most popular singer-songwriters in music
today. As the lead singer of the duo Sugarland, Nettles has sold more
than 22 million albums, achieved eight #1 singles and has won numerous
awards, including trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music
Awards and CMA Awards. In addition, Nettles debuted her first solo
album in 2014 which went to #1 on the country charts.

Adding theater actress to her already impressive resume, Nettles made
her Broadway debut in February as Roxy Hart in the Tony Award-winning
musical “Chicago.”

Gerald McRaney, one of the most respected actors of
his generation, will play Grandpa Jake Owens. His career includes roles
in several critically acclaimed television dramas — “Deadwood,”
“Southland” and “House of Cards” — and he currently co-stars on the
Western series “Longmire.” He will also co-star on the upcoming TNT
series “Agent X.” McRaney was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award
as part of the cast for both “Deadwood” and “House of Cards.”

Ricky Schroder will portray Dolly’s father, Lee
Parton. Schroder has had a lengthy career dating back to when the actor
was 9 years old and won a Golden Globe for his role in the heartfelt
boxing film “The Champ.” He was SAG nominated both individually and as a
member of the cast of the Emmy Award-winning police drama “NYPD Blue”
and had a co-starring role in the Emmy-winning drama “24.”

As previously announced, Alyvia Alyn Lind will
portray 9-year-old Dolly Parton. Alyvia most recently had a role in the
Lifetime movie spoof “A Deadly Adoption,” with Will Ferrell and Kristen
Wiig. She has also appeared in “Masters of Sex” and “Transparent.”

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is written by Pamela K. Long.
She executive produces with Sam Haskell and Dolly Parton. The film is a
production of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and DP Productions in
association with Warner Bros. Television.
 

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