Dolly parton on netflix

  • Dolly Parton’s new Netflix show Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will premiere on November 22, 2019.
  • Each episode will revolve around one her famous songs.
  • The cast includes stars like Julianne Hough and Ginnifer Goodwin.
  • The trailer for the anthology series gives a sneak peek at the soundtrack and the cast.

If you can’t get enough of Dolly Parton’s wild outfits, amazing songs, or signature Dolly-isms, then you’re in luck: The country legend is coming to TV for an eight-episode series on Netflix.

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will premiere on November 22, 2019, and between the star-studded cast and what we know will be an amazing soundtrack (have you heard what she did for Dumplin’?) we are seriously excited for the new show. Here’s everything we know so far about Dolly’s latest debut.

What is Heartstrings about?

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Each episode will be based on one of Dolly’s iconic songs. Dolly will introduce each installment herself, Deadline reported, and will explain the meaning behind the hit that inspired what viewers are about to watch. They will all be stand-alone stories, though, and each will have its own cast.

Is there a trailer?

Yes, and it will literally give you goosebumps. The trailer begins with a voiceover by none other than Dolly herself:

“Songs—they’re just stories put to music. Songs that I’ve written, they’re stories of my life—every triumph, every struggle, every smile, every sorrow. It’s the melody of my memories. It’s the sound of my heartstrings.”

The rest of the trailer offers a sneak peek at each episode—all featuring Dolly and various members of the cast—which will showcase the stories behind some of her most beloved hits.

Do we know what the episodes are?

According to Netflix, there will be eight episodes in the anthology series. Here’s what you can expect to see:

  • “Jolene”
  • “These Old Bones”
  • “J.J. Sneed”
  • “If I Had Wings”
  • “Cracker Jack”
  • “Sugar Hill”
  • “Down From Dover”
  • “Two Doors Down”

Who is in the cast?

So many award-winning celebs have signed on for a role in Dolly’s show. Dancing With the Stars’ Julianne Hough is playing Jolene, while Ginnifer Goodwin and Kathleen Turner will appear as Genevieve and Miss Mary Shaw, respectively. Kimberly Williams-Paisley is also slated to star in one of the episodes.

The first photos of Heartstrings have also been released (above), and Dolly and the rest of her crew look amazing. Julianne is practically unrecognizable as her character Jolene, a waitress who has dreams of making it big in the music world.

Anyone else down for a Dolly listening/viewing party?!

Listen to the Songs That Inspired the ‘Heartstrings’ Episodes

Jolene These Old Bones J.J. Sneed If I Had Wings Cracker Jack Sugar Hill Down from Dover Two Doors Down Megan Stein Megan Stein is the senior editor for, covering entertainment news ranging from outrageous moments on “The Voice,” to the latest happenings with HGTV stars.

When will Dolly Parton’s ‘Christmas on the Square’ be on Netflix?

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Netflix has plenty of new Christmas content in development but one highly anticipated movie on the way is Dolly Parton’s second major Netflix project called Christmas on the Square. When will Christmas on the Square be on Netflix and what do we know so far?

Details are relatively limited about the new Christmas movie but we did originally expect the title to release on Netflix in 2019. That’s since been moved back so we’re not expecting Christmas on the Square to be available on Netflix until at least November 2020.

The movie comes from Magnolia Hill Productions which has produced several projects in the past mainly with Dolly Parton’s involvement. They were behind Coat of Many Colors which was a Christmas movie that aired on NBC back in 2015. A year later, it aired another Christmas movie called Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love. Neither of these two movies are on Netflix currently.

They’re also behind Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings that’s now available on Netflix.

What’s the movie Christmas on the Square about?

We now have some more information on what the musical Christmas movie will entail. Here’s the official synopsis:

The citizens of a small, middle-America town fight to save themselves from being bought out by a major corporation

From Magnolia Hill Productions website, however, we can get an idea of what it’s going to look like as attached to the title is a picture of a Christmas setting.

As we mentioned above, given Dolly Parton’s involvement, you can bet there’s some great music to be had throughout.

The movie is being directed by Debbie Allen who is known for her roles on Fame and Grey’s Anatomy.

Post-production on the movie reportedly began in July 2019 and as we said, we did expect it to be coming to Netflix in 2019. Sadly, the release date has not been announced and its release window pushed back to 2020.

Who’s starring in Christmas on the Square?

Thanks to an IMDb update in early August 2019, we now know some of the key talents that will appear in the new series.

Netflix has Christmas sorted with #ChristmasOnTheSquare.

New casting announcements for it include: @DollyParton, @Rtreatwilliams, Christine Baranski and @JeniferLewis

— What’s on Netflix (@whatonnetflix) August 3, 2019

Dolly Parton, who we’ve known is involved in the project but not starring will, in fact, star and play the role of Angel. Dolly is known for many notable titles including 9 to 5, The Porter Wagoner Show and Dolly. As we mentioned above, Dolly is also working on Heartstrings that’s due out on Netflix by the end of 2019 plus she’s also got a Christmas movie for Hallmark due out in 2019 called Christmas at Dollywood.

Treat Williams joins the cast as Carl who is mostly known for his roles in Hair, The Phantom, and Deep Rising.

Christine Baranski who has appeared in the likes of Chicago, Mamma Mia! and Into the Woods will play the role of Regina.

Jenifer Lewis is known for lending her voice to The Princess and the Frog (now on Netflix US) and appeared in Mystery Men and the ABC series Black-ish.

That’s all we know, for now. We’ll keep updating this post as we get closer to the release date. In the meantime, go and check out some of the other Christmas titles on the way to Netflix this year.

When you can watch Hallmark’s ‘Christmas at Dollywood’ featuring Dolly Parton


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The new Hallmark Christmas movie putting the spotlight on Dolly Parton and Dollywood now has a release date.

Hallmark has revealed its Christmas movie lineup and schedule, and the upcoming film, “Christmas at Dollywood,” will air at 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, on the Hallmark Channel, according to USA TODAY.

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You can also catch the movie at these replay times, according to the Hallmark Channel’s schedule.

  • 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13
  • 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15
  • 10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19
  • 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20
  • 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 25

“Christmas at Dollywood” is a part of Hallmark’s annual “Countdown to Christmas” event beginning Oct. 26. This year the network will feature 40 new holiday films.

The film stars Parton, Danica McKellar (Winnie Cooper on “The Wonder Years”) and Niall Matter (“The Best Years”).

“Dolly Parton is a bright light who is rich in spirit, kindness and love. ‘Christmas at Dollywood’ features Danica McKellar in a story about finding love and new beginnings in the most familiar place: home,” Michelle Vicary, executive vice president of programming and publicity at Crown Media Family Networks, said in July, when the film was announced.

“A holiday movie set in a winter wonderland like Dollywood exemplifies the quality of the talent, storytelling and filmmaking that has made Countdown to Christmas the No. 1 program event on television for 10 years.”

‘Christmas at Dollywood’ details

Dolly Parton appears in a tiger cage to kick off her annual KidsFest June 19, 2006, at Dollywood. The festival featured “Big Cats and Magic” starring Merlin award winning illusionists the Fercos Brothers. News Sentinel Dabney Coleman, front, is joined by, from left, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton in a promo shot for “9 To 5.” 20th Century Fox Marking Dolly Parton’s film debut, “Nine to Five, Parton” played Doralee Rhodes. The film premiered in 1980. Contributed The film “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” (1982) features Dolly Parton. Courtesy June 1978 photograph of Dolly Parton dressed for the 4th of July and announcing a three-movie deal with 20th Century Fox. Submitted Carol Burnett and Dolly Parton are performing during their mock-melodramatic love song skit during the taping of the “Dolly and Carol in Nashville” television special before a packed audience at the Grand Ole Opry House on Jan. 10, 1979. Frank Empson / The Tennessean Carol Burnett and Dolly Parton sing a duet during a television special made at Nashville?s Grand Ole Opry House for broadcast, Feb. 14, 1979. The CBS program marks the first joint appearance of comedienne Burnett and country-western music star Parton. (AP Photo) AP Adding more projects to her film resume, Dolly Parton starred in the 1992 film “Straight Talk,” working with James Woods. Hollywood Pictures Contributed Dolly Parton (right) starred with Sylvester Stallone in the 1984 movie “Rhinestone.” 20th Century Fox Contributed Truvy (Dolly Parton, left) and Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) gossip during a scene in “Steel Magnolias.” Sony Pictures Entertainer Dolly Parton, wearing a wedding dress, is shown with 300-pound wrestler Hulk Hogan during taping of a television special in Los Angeles, Ca., on Sept. 14, 1987. (AP Photo/Bob Galbraith) BOB GALBRAITH, ASSOCIATED PRESS Dolly Parton dons Santa’s suit in Hollywood to tape a segment of her upcoming holiday “Dolly” that will guest star Mac Davis, Burl Ives and the Peppercorn Muppets on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1987. The show is scheduled to air on ABC-TV on Dec. 20. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon) Lennox McLendon, AP Dolly Parton appears as ‘Splash Woman’ as Dollywood Splash Country announces the addition of a new attraction in Pigeon Forge on Saturday, June 16, 2012. ‘River Rush’ will be 1200 ft. long, going as high as four stories with four drops, opening in May of 2013. (AMY SMOTHERMAN BURGESS/NEWS SENTINEL) Dolly Parton announces the new $20 million Dolly’s Splash Country water park during a ceremony in 2000. The park will cover nearly 35 acres adjacent to Dollywood when completed. (PAUL EFIRD/NEWS SENTINEL) Paul Efird, Paul Efird/News Sentinel Dolly Parton waves to fans along the route of the 29th Annual Homecoming Parade in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. on Friday May 2, 2014. The town where she was raised is also the home of her theme park, Dollywood. Curt Habraken AP Dolly Parton serves dessert to reporters during media day at Dollywood Friday. Dolly was announcing the opening of her Festival of Nations which opens Saturday, April 5, 2003 Michael Patrick/News Sentinel Dolly Parton sings with the Stavropolye Cossacks State Dance group April 6, 2001, at Dollywood. Dolly was opening the Festival of Nations which features hundreds of performers from countries including Kenya, Ukraine, Bulgaria, Ireland, Trinidad, the Czech Republic and Russia. (MICHAEL PATRICK/NEWS SENTINEL) Michael Patrick, Knoxville News-Sentinel Dolly Parton clowns around at Dollywood Friday wearing a chef’s hat before making the announcement of the winner of her cookbook contest. The big prize is Dolly hosting a cookout for 100 people at the winner’s home. Michael Patrick/News Sentinel Dolly Parton and “The E-Team – Elvises of the Sky” ham it up at the grand opening of Dollywood’s 13th season in 1998. (NEWS SENTINEL ARCHIVE) News Sentinel Dolly Parton talks to reporters during media day at Dollywood Friday. Dolly was announcing the opening of her Festival of Nations which opens Saturday, April 5, 2003. Michael Patrick/News Sentinel Dolly Parton opened the season at Dollywood Friday, Mar. 21, 2014 by starting their new Firechaser ride. Michael Patrick/News Sentinel Dolly Parton on stage with Quade Sewell, a member of the Dreamland Drive-in cast, during the announcement of a $22 million wood coaster that will mark the largest attraction investment in the park’s history Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. The Lightning Rod is the world’s fastest, first launching wood coater and construction is expect to be ready in 2016. Michael Patrick/News Sentinel Dolly Parton opens her newest dinner theater, Lumberjack Adventure Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge. (Ali James/Special to the News Sentinel) Dolly Parton speaks during the grand opening of Dollywood’s new Wildwood Grove expansion on Friday, May 10, 2019. Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel Dressed as a pirate, Dolly Parton speaks to guests prior to the start of her new Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge on Friday, June 7, 2019. Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel

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Dollywood and its annual holiday festival, Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, will provide the setting for “Christmas at Dollywood.”

The film’s plot revolves around McKellar’s character, Rachel Lewis, who’s a single mom and Broadway producer, according to a Hallmark news release.

After some bad luck with investors, Lewis seeks out a job at Dollywood to produce a show at its Smoky Mountain Christmas event. While working there, she meets Dollywood entertainment director Luke Hakman, who’s more interested in a promotion than the holiday show.

“As the pair meets in the middle to please the boss, little do Rachel and Luke realize love lurks in all the unexpected places because this isn’t the Great White Way. Or Hollywood. This is Dollywood!” reads a film synopsis from the Hallmark Channel.

Nina Weinman wrote the film, and Alan Ett and Bruce Hendricks are its executive producers, according to a release from Hallmark.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas will take place at the park Nov. 9 through Jan. 4, according to the park’s website.

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What happened to Sing on Netflix?

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The singing sensation movie from 2016, Sing has departed from Netflix after 18 months on the service. Why has it left, will it return and where will it stream next? We’ll take a look below.

The double Golden Globe-nominated movie released back in 2016. It featured a massive range of some of the biggest stars including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, and Seth MacFarlane. It released right around the time and went toe-to-toe with Zootopia.

Most to all of Illumination Entertainments movies come to Netflix several months after their theatrical release. In the case of Sing, it released on Netflix on August 3rd, 2017. It then remained on the service for 18 months up until February 4th, 2019.

Sing remains available on Netflix in Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom for the foreseeable future.

The most recent removal of Illumination’s titles was back in October 2018 when Netflix removed The Secret Life of Pets. The next Illumination movie to come to Netflix is The Grinch.

Where will Sing be streaming next?

If we had to guess, we’d predict that Sing will be making its way over to FX so, therefore, will be streaming on FX Now in the near future. That’s been the case with The Secret Life of Pets and Minions which both currently reside there.

Netflix’s service also carries the movie for rental.

Will Sing 2 be coming to Netflix?

In case you haven’t heard, a second title is in production. Sing 2 is currently for released at the end of next year (December 2020). We’ll have more on this as we get closer to the release date.

Are you disappointed to see Sing leave Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

After dinner, they go home and Charlie badgers Tim Allen about the physics of reindeer flight for a while, and then Tim Allen reads The Night Before Christmas out loud, dad-style. This seems like a good time to mention the biggest Santa Claus loophole of all, by the way: Fuck the implausibility of flying deer and the impossibility of visiting every Christian household in a single night—if there were actually a Santa Claus, every Christmas morning parents would be like HOLY FUCK HOW DID ALL THESE PRESENTS GET INSIDE MY MOTHERFUCKING HOUSE OH MY GOD CALL 911 ALL THESE PACKAGES ARE PROBABLY STUFFED WITH ‘THRAX. In other words, if there were a Santa Claus, we would know about it, because there would be a Santa Claus.

Anyhooz, suddenly, there’s a commotion on the roof! A clatter!

“DAD, a clatter!!!”

“Charlie, do you know how to call 911?”

“Sure, 911!”

(The movie considers that dialogue a “joke.”)

Tim Allen runs outside in his underpants and discovers a fat old man clomping around on the roof. Distracted by Tim Allen’s shouts, the man slips and falls off the roof AND DIES. Right there on Tim Allen’s snowy lawn. Tim Allen stands and stares at the man for several minutes, doing nothing. DUDE, YOU NEED TO CALL A FUCKING AMBULANCE. EVEN BURGLARS DESERVE MEDICAL CARE. Instead, unperturbed by the fact that there is a rapidly corpsifying grandfather in his yard, Tim Allen checks the man’s ID and it’s just a business card that says “Santa” on it. On the back: “If something should happen to me, put on my suit. The reindeer will know what to do.” So specific. Is it that dangerous being Santa? He sounds like a scrappy (but sexy) DA who went undercover and got in too deep on SVU.

A magic ladder appears (“the Rose Suchak Ladder Company”—LINEMOUTH) and Tim Allen and son discover that there’s a herd of fucking caribou hitched to a fancy sled on top of their house. The two regard the caribou herd as one might look at an unusual mushroom, or some poorly written microwave instructions. They are just not that weirded out by it.

Charlie, being an idiot child, wants to hop in the sleigh and let the reindeer drag them off the roof to their deaths—”Are you gonna put on the suit like the card said? I wanna go too!”—but Tim Allen says no. “YOU NEVER DO WHAT I WANT TO DO!” Charlie laments. YEAH. JUDGE REINHOLD ALWAYS LETS ME PUT ON A DEAD MAN’S CLOTHES AND RIDE A DEER.

Then this inexplicable exchange happens:

Tim Allen: “Stay away from those reindeer! You don’t know where they’ve been! They all look like they’ve got key lime disease!”


And then this:

Tim Allen (standing next to Santa’s sleigh): “There’s no such thing as Santa’s sleigh!”

Charlie: “What about the reindeer? These are Santa’s reindeer, aren’t they?”

Tim Allen: “I hope not!”

How high are you guys right now.

Tim Allen, who still is not wearing pants, agrees that they can sit in the sleigh for a sec, but then accidentally says the magic words, “Let’s go!” and the reindeer gallop off the roof and start flying around. (Super impractical magic words, imo.) The frigid December air begins to pimple his naked thighs, so he finally, begrudgingly, puts on Santa’s enormous pants. NOW IT’S ON. The reindeer drag him, screaming, from house to house, and at each stop Santa’s magic sack sucks Tim Allen down the chimney and squeezes him out like a big red turd. Occasionally, he encounters a precocious child sleeping near the Christmas tree, and they exchange “hilarious” banter:

Dolly Parton’s new Netflix series is giving the gays everything they want with an emotional same-sex love story

Dolly Parton’s new Netflix series Heartstrings is giving us all the feelings.

The country music legend and gay icon is the driving force between Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, an anthology series which retells “the stories, memories and inspirations behind some of her most beloved songs”.

One episode, ‘Two Doors Down’, recasts the heartbreak of one of Parton’s defining anthems as a gay love story.

Broadway star Andy Mientus plays Tyler, a closeted man in love with his mother’s assistant Cole (GBF’s Michael J Willett).

As Tyler attends his sister’s wedding, a number of secrets begin to come out, leading to a painful clash with his mother (Oscar-winner Melissa Leo).

Parton reveals in the episode how she was inspired to write the song in 1977 by her on-the-road family, which included “all kinds of people”.

“Different colours, gay, lesbian, transgender and all different faiths,” she explains.

“It didn’t matter, as long as we got along.

“What it all comes down to is love is love, in road families and real families.

“Life might not always be a party, but you’re better off if you can just enjoy yourself and accept and love the people around you.”

The episode went down a storm on LGBT+ Twitter, which had many, many emotions.

Just watched the gay episode of Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. It ends with Dolly performing Auld Lange Syne.

— Baba Chipz (@BigBobberz) November 24, 2019

Sewing together a jock strap and watching @DollyParton #HeartStrings, couldn’t be me fighting for gay rights on the Lord’s day.

— Thanos Skouteris (@thanoskouteris) November 25, 2019

Is it okay to send clips of @andymientus in @DollyParton’s Heartstrings to my cis gay friends as an example of how to recognize when they’re projecting their trauma onto the new generation of queer kids and also their casual transphobia and also an example of how to DO BETTER????

— Jesse J (@urbnhnypioneer) November 23, 2019

Lol I’m really under my covers watching this Dolly Parton heartstring Netflix series one. Sat night lol the gay episode was everything I needed tonight. Family drama galore.

— Sayon (@Sayonical) November 24, 2019

Update this is episode 2 of the new Dolly Parton show on Netflix. Watched it today and realised when I saw them kiss and yelled to nobody IN TOLD YOU IT WOULD BE GAY’

— Maeve ✨🌭🌈 (@cheekynandos) November 23, 2019

Of course, this being real life and not a Dolly Parton-fuelled fever dream, certain individuals were outraged by the show’s acknowledgement that LGBT+ people exist.

A number of people walked out of a screening in Dollywood, which the episode’s screenwriter Mark B Perry acknowledged he wasn’t surprised at.

“Well, I grew up in the South, so I call myself an expat Southerner, and I felt that I had a chance to write fairly and authentically about some of the attitudes in the South about being gay,” he told NewNowNext.

“So I was not surprised when I heard that some people got up and walked out. But it did make me a little sad there’s nothing offensive in my episode, as far as I’m concerned.

“You know, it’s too bad that we’re still at a point in time where there are people who can be offended enough by that, that they would deprive themselves of what ultimately is a joyous experience.”

Perry said that “Dolly herself wanted to do an LGBTQ-inclusive episode based on the fact that she has such a universal appeal.”

The singer is known for being a staunch LGBT+ ally, not just because she recently revealed that she has an unreleased dance song called ‘Just A Wee Bit Gay’.

  • Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will premiere on Netflix on Friday.
  • The series is an eight-episode anthology based on some of Dolly Parton’s most popular songs, including “Jolene” and “Two Doors Down.”
  • The Heartstrings cast includes Julianne Hough, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and other notable celebs.

Way back in June 2018, Dolly Parton fans were overjoyed to learn that their favorite country singer had a Netflix series inspired by her most beloved songs in the works. The anthology, which we later learned would be called Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, is now set to drop on Netflix just a few days before her Grand Ole Opry TV special airs on NBC and a couple of weeks before her new Christmas movie premieres on Hallmark. Fans couldn’t be more excited to check it out.

Before you settle in for a night of Dolly-inspired, binge-watching fun, here’s everything you need to know about Heartstrings:

When does Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings premiere?

Dolly fans, rejoice! Your favorite country singer’s new anthology series, Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, will officially drop on Netflix on Friday, November 22. And if you’re not sure if you can wait ’til then to see just what the show is all about, check out the trailer for Heartstrings below:

How many episodes are there?

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings will be made up of eight episodes, each of which is inspired by a different iconic Dolly song. According to the trailer, these are the tracks that inspired the show:

  • “Two Doors Down”
  • “If I Had Wings”
  • “J.J. Sneed”
  • “These Old Bones”
  • “Down From Dover”
  • “Sugar Hill”
  • “Cracker Jack”
  • “Jolene”

Remember, though, this show is an anthology, not a chronological series — so each episode will exist separately from the others, with different characters and different stories.

Do I know anyone in the Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings cast (other than Dolly)?

Yes, as a matter of fact! Most notably, Julianne Hough was cast to play the one and only title character in the episode inspired by Dolly’s iconic song, “Jolene.” Catch her looking almost unrecognizable in the trailer above — and the still below — with striking brown hair.

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But Julianne isn’t the only famous face you’ll recognize in Heartstrings — you’ll also see Ginnifer Goodwin, Kathleen Turner, Delta Burke, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.

Are there any spoilers?

Netflix has kept pretty quiet when it comes to the plot of Heartstrings. But knowing that the show is based on some of Dolly’s most popular songs, all you have to do is listen to her music to get the gist of the episodes’ storylines. So, without further ado, press play on the tracks below and get excited for the show’s upcoming premiere.

Listen to the Songs Behind ‘Heartstrings’

Two Doors Down If I Had Wings J.J. Sneed These Old Bones Down from Dover Sugar Hill Cracker Jack Jolene

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What to Watch on Sunday: Dolly Parton stars in tonight’s new Hallmark Christmas movie | Raleigh News & Observer

Danica McKellar, left, and Dolly Parton in the Hallmark movie “Christmas at Dollywood.” Curtis Hilbun Crown Media

Christmas Matchmakers (7 p.m., ION) – Two overworked personal assistants hatch a plan to get their bosses to date each other in this new ION Christmas movie.

Christmas at Dollywood (8 p.m., Hallmark) – In this new Hallmark movie, a New York City event planner returns to Tennessee to organize the 30th Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration at Dollywood, and she’s paired with the head of operations, who thinks he can handle the party just fine on his own. Sparks fly between the pair, but it takes Dolly Parton herself — that’s right, Dolly Parton is in this movie! — to help them find their way. Danica McKellar and Niall Matter star.

Grounded for Christmas (8 p.m., Lifetime) – In this new movie, a winter storm hits Cleveland, and the nearby hotels fill up quickly with stranded travelers. Nina, a pilot, reluctantly agrees to let her arrogant but charming fellow pilot, Brady, stay with her at her parents’ home.

CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (8 p.m., CNN) – Anderson Cooper and Kelly Ripa co-host the annual celebration of this year’s Top 10 CNN Heroes and the 2019 CNN Hero of the Year.

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Time For You to Come Home For Christmas (9 p.m., Hallmark Movies & Mysteries) – In this new movie, a woman returns home after her husband passes away and meets a veteran who is on his own holiday journey. As Christmas nears, they learn of a bond that may be the miracle they need.

The Lost Women of NXIVM (9 p.m., Investigation Discovery) – A new ID special chronicling the rise and fall of Keith Raniere and the now defunct NXIVM cult, which began as a purported self-help group and spiraled into a dark, secretive world of illicit sex, money laundering, and exploitation all at the hands of founder Keith Raniere and his accomplices.

Silicon Valley (10 p.m., HBO) – In the series finale, Richard and the Pied Piper team look to pull off a spectacular feat on the day of a big launch.

The L Word: Generation Q (10 p.m., Showtime) – This new series is a sequel to Showtime’s “The L Word” and continues to follow the lives of Bette (Jennifer Beals), Alice (Leisha Hailey) and Shane (Katherine Moennig) and new characters as they experience love, heartbreak, sex, setbacks and success in Los Angeles.

Work in Progress (11 p.m., Showtime) – A new half-hour comedy featuring Abby McEnany and Tim Mason.

Brooke Cain is a North Carolina native who has worked at The News & Observer for more than 20 years. She writes about TV and local media for the Happiness is a Warm TV blog, and answers CuriousNC questions for readers.