Dolly Parton had undergone a drastic physical transformation shortly before the series began, causing ABC executives concern over her weight. An episode guest-starring Dolph Lundgren never aired, reportedly because the network brass thought she appeared too thin. Photos of Lundgren and with Parton dressed as a school teacher began to circulate shortly after the episode was shot.
Hoping to revive the variety show format, ABC contracted Dolly Parton for two seasons with a whopping salary of forty-four million dollars. Ratings weren't what they hoped for, so the show was cancelled at the end of the first year.