Calling All Pet Lovers! "Dolly Parton's Pet Gala" Airs Wednesday, Feb 21 on CBS!

February 19, 2024
Dolly Parton's Pet Gala

“Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala,” featuring musical performances of iconic Dolly Parton songs and the best in doggy fashion, airs Wednesday, Feb. 21 On CBS

“Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala,” a variety special featuring musical performances and a one-of-a-kind runway, airs Wednesday, Feb. 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs)*. 

The two-hour special is co-hosted by actress Jane Lynch, with television personality Kelly Osbourne and “Entertainment Tonight’s” Rachel Smith as runway correspondents. Special guests with beloved pets include “Young Sheldon’s” Iain Armitage, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Kristin Cavallari, Kristin Chenoweth, Margaret Cho, Billy Ray and Firerose Cyrus, Neil Patrick Harris, Carson Kressley, Jim Nantz, Jessica Simpson and Tigirlily Gold.

Musical performances include Dolly Parton and Carly Pearce singing “9 to 5,” Dolly and Lainey Wilson singing  “I Will Always Love You,” Dolly and Carly anchoring “Jolene” which turns into a show-stopping group performance, country hitmaker Chris Janson performing “Hound Dog” with his beloved hound dog Willie, as well as an upcoming new single. Additional performers include Joy Oladokun, Grace Bowers and KC of KC and the Sunshine Band.

Watch stylish pups work the runway in the latest doggy fashion trends, and Dolly’s iconic looks from The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Glastonbury and more. Standout social super pups including Doug The Pug, Pooch of NYC, Noodles the Poodle, Tika the Iggy and Squid the Facility Dog also appear.

Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers will have access to stream live via the live feed of their local CBS affiliate on the service, as well as on demand. Paramount+ Essential subscribers will not have the option to stream live but will have access to on-demand the day after the special airs.