Dolly Parton's Pet Gala, a two-hour variety special featuring performances of Parton's hit songs by a mix of artists as well as a runway revealing the best in canine fashion, will debut on CBS February 21 at 9 PM ET. The program will also stream on Paramount + and will be available the day after on Paramount + Essential.
TV watchers can expect to see a dog fashion show, including looks from the country music legend's Doggy Parton line with a host of special guests appearing alongside the pups: Iain Armitage, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth, Margaret Cho, Tony winner Neil Patrick Harris, Carson Kressley, Jim Nantz, and Jessica Simpson.
Parton will be joined on the
pink carpet by co-host Jane Lynch, with runway correspondents Kelly
Osbourne and Rachel Smith. The special event will also feature performances
of Parton classics— including “9 to 5,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Puppy
Love,” and “Jolene”—with Parton and country stars Lainey Wilson,
Carly Pearce, Chris Janson and KC of KC of the Sunshine Band performing.
Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
“I have hosted or co-hosted many shows throughout my career, but I have never been more excited about co-hosting a show than I am about being part of this pet gala! I love animals. I’ve got all kinds, and of course, I’ve always had little dogs around, and big ones! We’re going to have some of all kinds and colors on the show, and there is nothing more fun to me than when little animals do what they do best, and I’m looking forward to it! There is so much fun stuff, and I know all the animal lovers out there are going to love this show,” said Parton in a statement.
Dolly Parton's Pet Gala is executive-produced by Parton, Frank
Garritano, Danny Nozell, and Van Toffler. The special is produced by
Sandollar Productions, Gunpowder & Sky, and NOZ Entertainment.