Webster PRDolly Parton‘s best-known compositions, such as “I Will Always Love You” and “Coat of Many Colors,” have a cinematic quality to them, so it’s only natural that the country legend would strike a deal to turn her songs and life story into TV movies. Parton struck a deal to produce a series of two-hour films on her tunes and her life for NBC.

Dolly says in a statement, “We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind.”

These projects reunite Parton with Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment. He was a producer of Dolly’s recent Broadway musical, 9 to 5.

“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,” says Greenblatt. “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.”

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