He began as Bo Duke, but John Schneider’s career has a wide variety these days. John is starring in an upcoming CMT series called “Trick My What?” featuring mechanical makeovers for the working man’s machine. From fishing boats to tractors to semi trucks, watch as John and a team of ace mechanics restore and rev-up these blue collar vehicles.
“Trick My What?” premiers Friday, October 7 at 10:00 p.m. Eastern time. As always, check your local cable listings. Meanwhile, you can watch a preview of the program right here:
In other John Schneider news, John also stars in an independent film called “Doonby” which was slated for a September 2011 release. At the time of this writing, we were unable to confirm a specific release date.
“Doonby” is the story about a mysterious drifter without a past who arrives in a small Texas town. Initially he finds acceptance, but after showing a knack for always being at the center of a crisis – in order to render aid – suspicion and resentment begins to replace admiration. Did his arrival herald the onset of the town’s sudden woes? Or was his arrival timed to help it endure them? Who is Doonby? You’ll probably never find out, by the looks of the movie, but that’s sort of the point. Check out the trailer:
More of a thoughtful, provocative flick than a feel-good warm fuzzy, “Doonby” could either win people over or cause their avoidance, much like the lead character. In fact, when we went digging to find out what was going on with the release date, we found that the sub-plot deals with messages about abortion and alcoholism. The movie has been dubbed something like “It’s a Wonderful Life” without the wonderful. Nonetheless, there’s nothing wrong with a movie that makes you think. Any movie can have killer robots or car chases; but movies that take a hard look at humanity are rare today.
“Doonby the Movie” shows 7,822 “likes” on Facebook. If you’re anxious to see this movie, you’ll need to make some noise. If you have already seen the movie in an advance screening, share your review with us in the Forums!