NBC Schedules 'Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors' Encore After Ratings Success

The TV movie will air once more on Christmas Day after bringing in big numbers for the network.
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Dolly Parton is getting called back for an encore.

The NBC telepic based on the legendary country singer's life, Coat of Many Colors, will air again on Christmas Day at 9 p.m. ET/PT, it was announced Wednesday.

The scheduling announcement comes less than a week after the TV movie opened to impressive numbers, drawing a 2.5 rating in adults 18-49 and 15.6 million viewers in live-plus-three figures. 

Coat of Many Colors ranks as the highest-rated telepic on the four broadcast networks in more than four years.

NBC has been known to polish off successful specials for a second viewing. On Saturday, the network will air The Wiz Live! again following its big Dec. 3 premiere.

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