- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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.

NBC said that production on “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” begins this week in Atlanta.

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