Newswire: NBC sets the first of its Dolly Parton-themed TV movies

When we first told you about NBC’s plan to develop a series of TV movies based on the down-home life and even more down-home music of Dolly Parton, the first possibility that came to mind was a movie based on Parton’s autobiographical song “Coat Of Many Colors,” about a girl whose classmates laugh at her for her ragged, patchwork coat, but she doesn’t care because she’s going to grow up to write “Jolene” and “9 To 5.” (Also, something about love and the Bible.)

And that’s exactly what NBC is doing, the network announced today at an upfronts presentation that reportedly paused for a solid 15 minutes so NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt could accompany Parton on the piano as she sang “Coat Of Many Colors” and “I Will Always Love You.” (That’s three times longer than The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon was …

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