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Dolly Parton's 'Coat of Many Colors' Set for December Premiere

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    Alyvia Lind, who will portray 9-year-old Dolly Parton in NBC's "Coat of Many Colors" with Parton.

    NBC is delivering a TV movie inspired by Dolly Parton's childhood as an early holiday gift.

    The network said Tuesday that "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" will air at 9 p.m. EST on Dec. 10.

    Based on the country singer-songwriter's early years in rural Tennessee, the movie stars Alyvia Alyn Lind as the 9-year-old Parton.

    Other cast members include Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles and actor Ricky Schroder as Parton's parents as well as Gerald McRaney as her grandfather.

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    According to a NBC press release, the film is set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955 and is neither a biopic nor musical about Parton’s 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.

    Production on "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" begins this week in Atlanta.