Tom Wopat’s Latest Broadway Roles

Tom Wopat, who will be part of the starry cast of the upcoming revival of Glengarry Glen Ross, will make his debut at Birdland in April.

On April 4 the former star of Annie Get Your Gun and Chicago will offer an evening of Broadway and popular standards at the famed jazz club. Show time is 7 PM.

For more information, visit here.

Planned Chat

For all of you planning on going to the chat tonight at 5pm Pacific, I probably won’t be there. Our dog Sadie is at the vet tonight getting x-rays and being observed for a leg injury. We’ll be going back to get her around the time when the chat starts and probably sitting with her most of the night. I hope all of you that are there have a good time.

-Meadowmufn

Dukes Day 2005 and Season 3 Released Date Announced

We have Dukes of Hazzard Season 3 DVD box art courtesy of TVShowsOnDVD.com. They also mention that the Dukes of Hazzard Season 3 DVD will come with a FREE ticket to the new Dukes of Hazzard movie!

Dukes of Hazzard Season 3 DVD box art

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Clear your calendars for May 6th and 7th! Those are the dates for DukesDay 2005, a special Dukes Themed fundraiser for Special Olympics (Arkansas). Ben “Cooter” Jones and Sonny “Enos” Shroyer will be there along with stuntmen Corey Eubanks (who will be performing some stunts) and Al Wyatt, Jr. There will be a catered banquet, a car show, cool merchandise, and a lot more. Don’t miss it!!

DukesDay 2005

Record Viewership for CMT Debut of Dukes of Hazzard

For those of you who want to participate, we’re tentatively planning a chat for 5pm Pacific/8pm Eastern in the chat room for Saturday March 12th. Hope y’all can come! If enough folks show, we might make it a regular event.

And in the “Doesn’t surprise us one bit” department…

CMT Draws 23 Million Viewers for ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Weekend Featuring Premiere of ‘CMT Inside Fame’ and Re-Launch of Hit Series
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 7 /PRNewswire/ — CMT’s “Dukes of Hazzard” Weekend, featuring the premiere of CMT INSIDE FAME: THE DUKES OF HAZZARD and CMT’s re-launch of the pop culture hit series, drew 23 million viewers and set multiple records at the network.

    According to Nielsen Media Research (2/25/05-2/27/05), CMT was the No. 1 rated basic cable network among Adults 18-49 and Males 18-49 for the Sunday, Feb. 27 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT time period, scoring a 1.24 rating and a 1.50 rating respectively.  The original CMT INSIDE FAME: THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, featuring new interviews with original stars John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), Ben Jones (Cooter Davenport), and James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane), scored the long-running CMT series’ highest-rated episode ever with the 10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT telecast on Sunday, Feb. 27.

    The strength of the “Dukes of Hazzard” Weekend drove Saturday, Feb. 26 to become CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched day ever among Adults 18-49.  The stellar weekend propelled the full week to become CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched week among the demographic in channel history.  February also saw the premieres of strong-performing CMT originals including LYNYRD SKYNYRD’S SUPER BOWL SATURDAY NIGHT SPECIAL, CMT CROSSROADS:  JOHN FOGERTY AND KEITH URBAN, CMT GREATEST MYTHS 2, and the season finale of MUZIKMAFIA TV.  These shows, combined with “Dukes” programming, led February to become CMT’s most- watched month ever among Adults 18-49.

    CMT telecasts THE DUKES OF HAZZARD Monday through Friday at 7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT (repeats at 11:00 PM-12:00 Midnight, ET/PT) for a whole new generation of Dukes fans and long-time devotees alike.  The series is narrated by country music legend Waylon Jennings, who also scored a  No. 1 hit with the show’s theme song “Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys).”

    CMT, America’s No. 1 country music network, carries original programming, specials, and live concerts and events, as well as a mix of videos by established country music artists and new cutting-edge acts, including world premiere exclusive videos.  Founded March 6, 1983, CMT, owned and operated by MTV Networks, reaches 77.1 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at http://www.CMT.com .

SOURCE  CMT

Daisy’s Cars

Our Fanfiction page has been updated!

A lot of you have emailed asking about DukesFest 2005. Your best source for all the information for DukesFest and Dukes of Hazzard events is the home of DukesFest itself…Cooter’s Place! As of right now tho’ we know this: DUKESFEST 2005 will be June 4th & 5th at The Bristol Motor Speedway and Dragway in Bristol TN. So mark your calendars and check Cooter’s Place regularly for updates on special events and special guests!

Also, several of you have noticed while watching the second season DVD, that it seems like the episodes are out of order, giving that Daisy has her yellow Roadrunner in one episode, then her Jeep, then her Roadrunner again (and it goes off the cliff) then her Jeep again and then the Roadrunner again! LOL. Let’s see if MaryAnne can explain…

Waaall, it goes like this ya see: The order in which shows were filmed and in which order they aired is often different for a lot of tv shows. This could be because of a lot things, the biggest of which is availability of guest stars (ie, Loretta Lynn. I’m sure they had to work around her schedule to film the episode “Find Loretta Lynn”.) It also could be holding back episodes if one episode might be better suited for something such as Sweeps Week (such as “Find Loretta Lynn”) or for going head to head with some other program or movie of the week.

If it weren’t for Daisy’s change of vehicles and Rosco’s departure for five episodes, the seemingly out of order episodes wouldn’t seem so out of order. LOL.

So, yes the episodes are out of order in terms of being filmed, but are not out of order in terms of when they aired. So, no there is no error with your DVD set! =)

Dukes of Hazzard Season 3 on DVD

MaryAnne here with some big screaming deal news for ya…

DUKES OF HAZZARD
SEASON THREE
COMING SOON ON DVD!!!!

Told ya it was a big screamin’ deal. KHEE! =)

A huge thank ya to Dukes fan Charlie for the heads up on this! Tvshowsonline is reporting that the third season of the Dukes of Hazzard will be released at the end of May, just a few short weeks before the release of the big screen movie.

http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=2967

Not a whole lot of details yet but as soon as they know, we’ll know and we’ll pass it along here!

We’re at T-minus two days and countin’ for D-Day at CMT! Incidentally, have you checked out the new job position that CMT is looking to fill? Hmmm….. 

Meanwhile, I’ve updated the FAQ page. LOL. Make sure y’all check it out and the news archive before you email us. Many questions asked as of late can be found very easily on the site here. That’s why it’s here. =) So please check those two pages first. Otherwise I’m gonna have to start cuffin’ and stuffin’ folks…. ROFL

Thanks!

Filming Wraps On Dukes Movie

Hi folks! MaryAnne here with this week’s top Dukes headlines….

First Dukes filming news….this piece is a bit dated as the filming has now wrapped but Cinema Confidential visited the set of the Dukes and spoke with Bill Gerber, the producer of the movie. A worthwhile read Dukes fans!

Second…as mentioned above, filming as wrapped on the Dukes of Hazzard. Jessica Simpson has left the state (to some folks relief apparently….)

The jet engines of Jessica’s Lear (I’m assuming she has a Lear) were barely cooled down when Rollingstone.com reported she would be joining with Willie Nelson on a duet for the Dukes sountrack (HNet Editorial: THIS should be interesting). However, they have not selected a song yet.

Here’s one final story on the filming of the Dukes. Folks, this is what they mean by being in the right place at the right time. Patrick White landed a one line shot in the Dukes film. (Link to story no longer works.) (HNet Editorial: We hope his part isn’t cut! Read on to find out why.)

Meanwhile, Tom Wopat is singing his little heart out in the “Over the Rainbow” concert series showcasing the songs of Harold Arlen.  As a listener of 30s/40s music, a lot of the titles I recognize. This stuff is a far cry from the “Where or Where Are You Tonight?” song from Hee Haw. =)

Don’t forget folks, we’re less than two weeks way from D-Day! February 25th, the Dukes of Hazzard returns to television on CMT! =) Make sure you check out the press release below if you haven’t already. Or maybe ya just wanna read it again. Khee!

We miss you, Boss

It was 11 years ago today that we lost Sorrell Booke, forever known to Dukes of Hazzard fans as Boss Hogg. We miss you, Boss!

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