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“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” Cast

Published November 18, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Meet the stars of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

The stars of Dolly’s new NBC movie talk about the new film, share their Christmas wishes for the holiday season and much more.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” will air on NBC on Nov. 30 in a special two-hour movie event. The cast of the all new holiday film is excited about the sequel to last year’s record-breaking hit. They’ve generously taken time out of their busy post-production schedules to share their thoughts on the new movie, what it was like to reunite with their co-stars and even shared their special Christmas wishes.

Watch interviews with the stars of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” including:

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“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love”

Published September 20, 2016 / Last Updated September 20, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton appears as The Painted Lady in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love”

This highly-anticipated film is the next installment of the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing in East Tennessee. “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love” will air on NBC on Nov. 30 and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is bringing it to DVD on Dec. 20, 2016.

DDPCOMCCM_Logoolly makes a special appearance in the film as The Painted Lady, a woman from her childhood who Dolly has attributed her iconic look to for decades. She also introduces the film and serves as narrator.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love” continues with the story of young Dolly as the Parton Family experiences a true Christmas miracle drawing the Partons closer than ever – with deepened faith and love for one another. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the family while Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.

The family-oriented, faith-based movie stars Jennifer Nettles (Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and actress), Ricky Schroder (Golden Globe® Award-winner for The Champ, NYPD Blue), Alyvia Alyn Lind (Blended), Kelli Berglund (Lab Rats), Mary Lane Haskell (Coat of Many Colors), Cameron Jones (Shortland Street), Stella Parton (Green Corn), Hannah Nordberg (American Pastoral), Farrah MacKenzie, Parker Sack, Forrest Deal, Dylan Michael Rowen, Blane Crockarell and Gerald McRaney (Major Dad).

Coming To DVD

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment brings home this all-new holiday miracle on DVD on December 20, 2016. The DVD will feature deleted scenes and three brand new featurettes including behind-the-scenes interviews.

DVD SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • 3 Featurettes:
    • Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: A Story of Love, Sacrifice and Giving
    • Tiny Tasseltop
    • 1955: A Snapshot in Time
  • Deleted Scenes

Credits

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love” is executive produced by Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell and Pamela K. Long. Written by Long, the film was directed by Stephen Herek. Hudson Hickman served as line producer and Velton Ray Bunch and Mark Leggett composed the musical score. The film is a production of Magnolia Hill Productions and DP Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors”

The 2015 critically acclaimed film, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” was awarded the Epiphany Prize for Inspiring Television from The Movieguide® Awards, the ACM® Tex Ritter Award and the coveted Christopher Award.

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Hallmark Channel Filming At Dollywood

Published May 26, 2016 / Last Updated May 28, 2016
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Dolly Parton welcomed Hallmark Channel’s “Home and Family” to Dollywood for a special filming.

Photo Credit: © Curtis Hilbun Dollywood

Hallmark Channel visited Dolly at her Smoky Mountain theme park for a special filming of “Home and Family,” set to air May 30. The show will highlight Dollywood’s unique mix of southern charm, thrill rides, amazing shows and down-home cooking.

Alyvia Alyn Lind was in attendance soaking in all the sights and sounds of Dollywood. Alyvia won the hearts of millions in 2015 when she starred as Little Dolly in the NBC hit film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.” Alyvia recalled some of Dolly’s inspiration,

“She just told me that a dream is a lot bigger than a wish and she said to never give up on your dreams…”

Dolly joined “Home and Family” hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare as well as the show’s family members including lifestyle expert Debbie Matenopoulos, beauty expert Kym Douglas, medical expert Matt Iseman, family man Matt Rogers, fashion designer Orly Shani, DIY expert Ken Wingard and design expert Paige Hemmis.

The fourth season of “Home & Family” features not only the best in lifestyle advice but also plays host to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and most exciting music acts.

Watch “Home and Family” featuring Dolly Parton and Dollywood May 30 – June 3 on Hallmark at 10 am.

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Holiday Sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love”

Published May 24, 2016 / Last Updated November 3, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is the 2016 holiday sequel continuing the heartwarming story of Dolly’s young life featuring the original cast.

Update (Nov. 3, 2016): Dollywood will host the Hollywood Premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” on Nov. 22, 2016.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airs on NBC on Nov. 30 at 9/8c.

Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year’s holiday special and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, NBC is announcing the sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is the next chapter in the life of young Dolly Parton. The film delivers Christmas joy and peril as an unexpected blizzard threatens the Parton family while at the same time Dolly’s father (and his kids) make sacrifices to raise enough money to finally buy his loving wife the wedding ring he could never afford to give her. Meanwhile, an important person in little Dolly’s life begins to see that her amazing voice and musical gift might just be made for something bigger than rural Tennessee.

The original cast will return for the sequel: Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton. Other members of the cast, as well as a premiere date, will be announced in the coming months. Dolly said,

“I was so overwhelmed and touched by how many people watched ‘Coat of Many Colors’ and their reaction to it. The song ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ of course, has always been my favorite and has touched so many people through the years, especially me. It is a true story from a very special time in my childhood. I am so happy to share this story with the viewers and to say there is so much more to tell because mine truly has been a life of many colors. I hope the viewers will fall in love all over again.”

Stephen Herek, who directed the original film, is also back to direct the sequel. Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment said,

“It’s no secret that everyone loves Dolly Parton and the response to our first movie was overwhelming, both in terms of the size of the audience and outpouring of love for a film with family values and faith. So it felt like a no-brainer to bring this talented cast back together and tell another compelling holiday story culled from Dolly’s own life growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Her spirit and belief in God — and her music — will infuse this movie with the true spirit of Dolly Parton.”

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” is written by Pamela K. Long. She executive produces with Sam Haskell and Dolly Parton. The film is a production of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Dixie Pixie Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors” premiered on NBC on Dec. 10, 2015, and drew a record-breaking audience of nearly 16 million viewers making it the most-watched movie on broadcast television in six years. It became available on DVD on May 3, 2016.

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“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” On DVD May 3

Published February 12, 2016 / Last Updated April 30, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” becomes available on DVD, May 3, 2016, just in time for Mother’s Day!

Since the world premiere of the film on NBC, fans have asked for a DVD version they can watch over and over again with their families. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will grant their wish on May 3, a few days before Mother’s Day.

The premiere of the critically acclaimed television movie smashed records and with 15.9 million total viewers, it became the number one movie on broadcast television in six years. It earned the Epiphany Prize, Movieguide® Awards’ highest honor, and Alyvia Alyn Lind received the Grace Award for her performance as young Dolly.

Set in Dolly’s childhood home in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the film tells the story of how the tight-knit Parton family overcame tragedy and heartbreak as a simple hand-made coat brought them closer than ever.

For the first time, audiences got a glimpse into the lives of the people who helped make Dolly Parton, well, Dolly Parton. Fans fell in love with Dolly’s parents Avie and Robert Lee Parton played by singer/songwriter Jennifer Nettles and actor Ricky Schroder of “NYPD Blue” and “Silver Spoons” fame. Gerald McRaney delivered a moving performance as Dolly’s grandfather, Rev. Jake Owens. Viewers also enjoyed meeting some of Dolly’s 11 siblings. Not only did they get to see Farrah Mackenzie play a young Stella Parton but they also got the added treat of watching the real-life Stella as Corla Bass. First-born Willadeene Parton, played by Carson Meyer, became another fan favorite, due in part to her place as a second mother to her younger siblings, a duty in which many viewers related.

DVD Bonus Features include “Coat of Many Colors: Bringing the Song to the Screen (Featurette)” and deleted scenes.

See full interviews with some of the cast of “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors” and look for the DVD on May 3.

FILM CREDITS
Starring
Alyvia Alyn Lind, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McRaney

Executive Producers
Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell, Pamela K. Long

Written By
Pamela K. Long

Director
Stephen Herek

Line Producer
Hudson Hickman

Casting Director
Patrick Rush

Produced By
Warner Bros. Television, Magnolia Hill Entertainment, DP Productions

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