Coat of Many Colors is the TV movie based on the true story of country singing legend Dolly Parton. It’s not a glamorous behind-the-scenes kind of story. It’s an inspirational narrative about a little girl named Dolly and her tight-knit family who struggle together in Tennessee after a devastating tragedy. Nine-year-old Dolly is portrayed by the young and talented Alyvia Alyn Lind. Dolly’s father, Robert Lee Parton, a farming father of 12, is portrayed by Ricky Schroder.
Since his tear-jerking performance in the 1979 film The Champ with Jon Voight, the former child star Schroder has starred in the 1980s sitcom Silver Spoons (Ricky Stratton), NYPD Blue (Detective Danny Sorenson), Scrubs (Norse Paul Flowers), Strong Medicine (Dr. Dylan West), and 24 (Mike Doyle). Coat of Many Colors will air on NBC on December 10 at 9pm.