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Watch Dolly Parton Tell a 7-Year-Old She’s Been Cast as Young Dolly in ‘Coat of Many Colors’

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As part of their multi-movie deal with Dolly Parton, NBC is currently at work casting the first film in the series based on the singer’s songs: Coat of Many Colors. The song itself is somewhat autobiographical, and recounts Parton’s mother having sewn her a coat made from rags passed down from other family members. Thus, the film naturally involves young Dolly, the recipient of said multicolored coat.
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NBC Officially Dumps Donald Trump

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Though it may have been fun ten years ago to watch Donald Trump purse his lips, make a diminutive hand gesture, and nasally intone, “You’re fired,” the figurehead of the wealth gap has become a slightly harder character to toss aside with a hearty guffaw or eye-roll: his status as a presidential candidate means the inanity it’s so easy to laugh at could potentially govern us.
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David Duchovny Can’t Save NBC’s ‘Aquarius’ From Its Charles Manson Confusion

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Aquarius should, for many viewers, be the series to watch this summer. It’s a dark-ish 1960s crime drama full of hippies and dope, it loosely shoves Charles Manson at the center of it all, and it stars the always-great David Duchovny as the main detective who stumbles across Manson (Gethin Anthony) and co., making for a surely engaging cat-and-mouse game that brings together fiction and reality. Yet it doesn’t seem to achieve the highs that you’d hope for, at least not in the first two episodes that premiere tonight; still, the full 13-episode series will be available online on May 29, because NBC is taking an odd bet on the fact that people will want to binge-watch it.
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NBC’s Mystifying Fall 2015 Lineup: Is the Network Tanking Itself?

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In the premiere episode of 30 Rock‘s seventh and final season, Jack Donaghy greenlights a handful of terrible shows — game show Homonym, Hunchback (NBC’s version of sexy vampire programming), cop drama God Cop (starring Jack as God), and so on — leading Liz Lemon to realize that Jack is purposely trying to “tank” the network. Based on NBC’s upfronts today, it’s starting to feel like this 30 Rock episode was predicting the future.
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