The Dukes of Hazzard Debuts on CMT

First the REALLY BIG NEWS…..(actually this a repeat of the press release from January, but it’s worth mentioning again!)

It’s Short-Shorts, Fast Cars and Country Stars on CMT With the Return of ‘THE DUKES OF HAZZARD’ Series

    UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ — In 1979 the unmistakable voice of music legend Waylon Jennings introduced America, in both theme song and show narration, to Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and a new pop culture phenomenon exploded onto TV sets across the nation.  CMT brings back THE DUKES OF HAZZARD for a whole new generation of Dukes fans and long-time devotees beginning with an all-Dukes weekend Friday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, Feb. 27 featuring the premiere of CMT INSIDE FAME: THE DUKES OF HAZZARD and CMT’s re-launch of the hit series.

    It’s the series that made short-shorts, fast cars and CB radios cool as THE DUKES OF HAZZARD became a mainstay in American homes and hearts for seven wildly successful seasons. Modern day Robin Hoods – cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke along with their Uncle Jesse – fought the corrupt political system in Hazzard County. In addition to Jennings’ No. 1 hit song “Theme From The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol’ Boys)” and his narration of each episode, the series was packed with guest appearances by country stars including Loretta Lynn, the Oak Ridge Boys, Tammy Wynette, Buck Owens, Dottie West, and many more.

    CMT explores the cultural impact of the Dukes of Hazzard phenomenon in a new episode of CMT INSIDE FAME, featuring new interviews with original stars John Schneider (Bo Duke), Tom Wopat (Luke Duke), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke), James Best (Rosco P. Coltrane) and guest stars, crew members, fans and critics who discuss the show’s remarkable success. CMT INSIDE FAME, premiering Friday, Feb. 25 at 8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT,* offers a fond and funny look back on THE DUKES OF HAZZARD.

    Hazzard County hero John Schneider discusses the evergreen success of the show in CMT INSIDE FAME.  “The world stopped when the Dukes of Hazzard was on,” Schneider says.  “And in a day and age when we have 800 channels and have all these different things to watch, it still seems like the world stops when the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ comes on.  There is something so welcoming about the Dukes.”

    Immediately following CMT INSIDE FAME, CMT kicks-off a weekend marathon of Dukes episodes beginning at 9:00 PM, ET/PT.* Starting with the series’ very first episode, CMT takes viewers through the speed traps and pitfalls of the Dukes’ adventures with the famed car, the General Lee.  THE DUKES OF HAZZARD, licensed to CMT by Warner Bros. Domestic Cable Distribution, begins in its regular weeknight timeslot of 7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT (repeats at 11:00 PM-12:00 Midnight) starting Monday, Feb. 28.

    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 more than 76.9 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at
      *EDITORS:  CMT INSIDE FAME: THE DUKES OF HAZZARD debuts Friday, Feb. 25                 at 8:00 PM, Eastern; 7:00 PM, Central; 9:00 PM, Mountain; and                 8:00 PM, Pacific.  THE DUKES OF HAZZARD debuts Friday, Feb. 25                 at 9:00 PM, Eastern; 8:00 PM, Central; 10:00 PM, Mountain; and                 9:00 PM, Pacific. SOURCE  CMT
01/14/2005 21:30 ET


In other news….

Now, we’re three days after the Superbowl and there’s a lot of grumbling out there. Somebody lied to us. There was NO Dukes movie trailer shown during the Superbowl. How can it be that various sites and news outlets have managed to equate themselves with election day exit polling by telling us the Dukes trailer would be shown and it wasn’t? Hmmmm…..

Folks, we’re gonna try and find out.

In the meantime, all the December and January news items have been moved to the archive. =)

Dukes of Hazzard Movie – Daisy Duke casting

I updated the layout of the site a bit. I hope everyone likes it!


Here’s MaryAnne with today’s news for ya…

Hi folks! DOH Movie news from the last few days…

Well! All y’all that frequent our forums know that Gretchen Wilson’s (“Redneck Woman”) name has been tossed around frequently by fans as who should have been casted as Daisy Duke. Did you know Gretchen had the chance to be in the movie, as a deputy Sheriff that arrests the aforementioned Miss Daisy?? Here’s the blurb that appeared on Yahoo….

Gretchen Wilson Walks Away From ‘Dukes Of Hazzard’ Role

Bummer huh?!

Meantime, Jessica Simpson’s mug shot is all over the internet with the recently released photos of her in a skimpy hot pink bikini. You can find these photos in our forums section, as posted by a fan.

In the meantime, Ben Jones is making very clear where he stands on the new movie. Here’s a sampling from the article linked below…

Over a late lunch of jambalaya and gumbo at the New Orleans Centre food court — between congenial and cheery autograph sessions at the car show — he lets it fly.

“You ask me if I’m bitter?” he says. “Bitter isn’t the word.”

He pauses for a slurp of gumbo and dramatic effect.

“Pissed-off is the word.”

Go here to read the rest!

And finally, an entreperneural spirit in Rochester, NY is opening a new country bar called…..Daisy Duke. No kiddin’. LOL. Check it out

Dukes of Hazzard Magazine Covers

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Dukes of Hazzard Motorcycle

Oops.. Didn’t realize that the Boar’s Nest Dumpster Diver was broken. It’s fixed now. Dive away!

Latest Dukes News…

We thought this was pretty kewl. The Dukes inspires a motorcycle makeover for a local church youth group in Illinois.

Churchchopper (January 29, 2005) – TV shows inspire teens’ motorcycle makeover By EDITH C. WEBSTER Rockford Register Star A motorcycle makeover inspired by a couple of good ol’ boys from Hazzard County, Ga., revved up what could have been just another church youth group meeting. Using a motorcycle makeover to illustrate God’s role as an architect in our lives has a biblical basis, said Pastor Garrett Neuman, director of Rockford First Assembly of God. (The rest of the article can be viewed for a fee at the Rockford Register Star website here).

Also, all y’all between New England and Philly that’ll be watchin’ the Super Bowl next Sunday keep yer eye out for the Dukes of Hazzard trailer. This is fitting….given that the Dukes originally premeired on tv following Super Bowl XIII in 1979….

And speaking of Dukes on TV….remember the Dukes return to tv next month on CMT!!! Scan down through the news to read all about it (ya can’t miss it, big huge headline!)

HazzardNet Upgrade

Well, some of you might have noticed HazzardNet was down for a while this afternoon. We ran out of bandwidth. It’s been a busy month! I have upgraded to a bigger account and that will hopefully give us enough bandwidth to last for the rest of the month.

For those of you who would like to help us keep the site up and running, you can get an email account subscription at Directions on how to upgrade your free email account are posted there.


Tons of Dukes News

Fixed the glitch in the gallery that wouldn’t let you view the larger images. Yay. – Mufn


Folks this stuff is comin’ so fast and furious that it’s hard to keep up with it all here at the front page. So we’ve started a Dukes Ping list, where we’ll send out links to news items we find on the web. Go here to sign up

Many of you who are already signed up with our mailing lists have seen this notice already. But for those of you who haven’t, here ya go.

Now, in the news…Back on January 8th, filming of the Dukes movie moved the to campus of LSU. Bo and Luke go to college?!? Apparently so, according to the Louisiana newspaper The Advocate. has some information on the Dukes movie (nothing more than you’ve already learned here at HNet. Ain’t you glad you come here first for the news?). However, it has a MovieNation Reader Rating and the Pre-Release Buzz Factor rating for the upcoming movie is 3.93 out of a possible 5. That puts it between being worth the matinee and full price tix. Go here to check it out.

There has been tons of talk within the auto industry of Chrylser’s move to bring back the Dodge Charge nameplate. NASCAR fans know that the Charger will be Dodge’s entry on the race track, making it yet another four door sedan to race. Yep, you heard right. FOUR DOORS. Chrylser has no immediate plans for a two door coupe version of the Charger. (HNet Content Manager Editorial: “Boo Hiss..”)

Frankly they shoulda done like they did with the Grand Cherokee back in 1992 and drive the car through the plate glass window. But we here at HNet were not consulted first. =) 

25 years after stirring up Friday night television with her own hand made short-shorts, the Original Daisy Duke, Cathy Bach, is in negotiations with Levi’s to market….you guessed it: DaisyDukes! Check it out here…

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