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Dolly Parton to inspire family movies coming to NBC

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East Tennessee's favorite daughter will inspire a a number of inspiring television movies coming to NBC.

On Friday, NBC announced it had signed a development deal with Dolly Parton. The network plans to develop a slate of two-hour TV movies based on the songs, stories, and inspiring life of the country music icon. Dolly has signed on to produce the projects, which are meant to appeal to the whole family.

"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."

"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," said Dolly. "We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind."

Read more about Dolly and NBC's new movies at WBIR. 
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