By Megan Daley
Updated January 16, 2015 at 07:16 PM EST
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Dolly Parton is headed to NBC. The Queen of Country has signed a development deal with the company for a slate of two-hour TV movies.

The movies will be based on the songs, stories, and life of the country legend. NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt said they’ll be “uplifting” and for the whole family—a genre “largely untapped” on television.

“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,” Greenblatt said.

Parton herself is no stranger to television, having guest-starred on shows like The Simpsons and Disney’s Hannah Montana, often playing herself.


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