Dolly Parton has signed a new development deal with NBC.

Under the terms of the agreement, NBC will develop several two-hour television movies based on Parton's songs, stories and life. They will produce the films in conjunction with Sam Haskell of Magnolia Hill Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

"I am so excited to be involved with my friend Bob Greenblatt, who produced the Broadway version of '9 to 5: The Musical' with me, and my longtime friend and former agent Sam Haskell," Parton says in a press release. "We want to create projects for NBC that are both fun and inspirational with a family audience in mind."

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt is excited about the new deal.

"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," he states. "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."

"We all feel so lucky to be in business with Dolly," adds NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke. "We're so excited about working with her to infuse these movies with her incredible work ethic and that genuine hopefulness and positive outlook that has been her trademark for years. And you can bet there will be a lot of her music in them too."

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