Dukes of Hazzard News: Dukes airing on CMT

The Dukes of HazzardCMT is airing the Dukes of Hazzard again…sort of! The Dukes schedule is wild and random.

Many fans on our Facebook page, Dukes of Hazzard County, have reported that their own cable TV schedules don’t jive with CMT’s posted schedule.

CMT seems to be making these programming decisions last-minute. On the plus side, they are now airing a wider variety of Dukes of Hazzard episodes.

Here’s what CMT is offering up, per their website:

Wed June 25: Dukes of Hazzard episodes at noon and 1 p.m. eastern

Sun June 29: Dukes binge marathon, starting at 2 p.m. eastern and running through the wee hours of Monday June 30, last episode airing at 7:00 a.m. Monday.

From there, it starts getting weird. Tues, July 1 shows the Dukes of Hazzard airing at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. Yes, just when you got the idea it would be on at night…HA! This is CMT we’re talking about.

But then Wed, July 2 shows the Dukes on at 6 a.m. and 7 a.m, but again in the afternoon, starting at noon. Folks, sometimes we miss the days when there were three freaking TV channels and a couple of UHF stations, and TV schedules behaved themselves. The CMT schedule changes like the weather, and we’ve got about the same ability to predict it. Which is zilch. As always, stay tuned, and check your local listings!

Dukes of Hazzard on air June 6, 2014…maybe!

BoandGL011814Dukes news! A Dukes of Hazzard marathon is scheduled for Friday, June 6 starting at noon eastern on CMT.

Per reports from fans, CMT has advertised this on their broadcast station, though it has NOT been updated on their facebook page or website.

For this reason, we’re sharing the news as we have it, but we can’t promise it’s 100% accurate, since CMT isn’t being consistent across its own media.

Cable TV schedules from Time Warner and Optimum also show the Dukes airing June 6 starting at noon eastern, 11:00 a.m. central. It’s interesting that CMT’s own facebook page and website isn’t confirming this as of yet. They’re probably too busy promoting “Party Down South.”

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The Dukes of Hazzard Disappear from CMT Schedule; Temporary Hiatus or Discontinued?

BoLukeWaiting (2)Is it over so soon? After years of absence from the air, CMT had brought back The Dukes of Hazzard to its lineup last January, running multiple all-day marathons and daily episodes. Yet this particular return of the Dukes seemed a bit strange.

Maybe it was the fact that the Dukes of Hazzard episodes were aired in random order. Or the fact they were in such heavy rotation right off the bat. Or the fact that “Party Down South” commercials were given nearly as much airtime as the Dukes episodes. We speculated in a prior post that maybe CMT was just using the Dukes to pimp their other crappy programming.

Well…maybe they were. A quick visit to the Dukes page on CMT’s website shows no Dukes of Hazzard episodes scheduled in the upcoming week. Is it a short break while CMT organizes the summer lineup? Or dismissal until further notice? Given how CMT has handled the show – with heavy repetition of the same episodes, erratic air times and chopping for excessive commercials – it may be no loss.

CMT clearly capitalized on the popularity of The Dukes of Hazzard to promote Party Down South. After renewing the crap that is PDS for a second season, CMT appears to have shelved the Dukes again. We could be wrong. But having watched CMT vigorously promote, and then defend, PDS as the most popular offering in its lineup (which tells you how far this channel has sunk) we have little reason for optimism.

The Dukes of Hazzard in HD is Nice, But…..

BonLukeDukes of Hazzard fans are making their opinions known, good and bad, about CMT’s airing of the Dukes of Hazzard. After hearing comments ourselves, and listening to Hazzard County on social media, we’re summarizing the accolades and bellyaches here!

1. Dukes of Hazzard fans are thrilled the show is back on the air. Yeehaa!

2. The show looks good in HD. The General Lee looks awesome. It also sounds awesome!

3. If only the episodes weren’t being so chopped up for commercials! It’s worse than ever, and HD doesn’t begin to make up for the missing scenes. Fan inquiries to CMT were responded with: “This is how it is. Suck it up.” And we thought there were a lot of commercials in the prior runs? Yowch.

4. Dukes of Hazzard fans are already sick of CMT’s “Party Down South” commercials. The trashy clips are alienating parents who were excited to have their kids watch the Dukes on TV. When you need to have your 4-year old look away during the commercials, it’s sad. The whole point of having the Dukes of Hazzard on TV, is that it’s a safe haven for family viewing.

5. We checked the Facebook pages for CMT’s “The Dukes Ride Again” vs. CMT’s “Party Down South”…and sadly, Party Down South had more page Likes. But CMT previously ignored their Dukes page for months at a time, and only now is scrambling to post regular content.

6. Our own Facebook page is cooler than either of those. Like it, you’ll love it! 

7. While fans are enjoying the Dukes of Hazzard being on TV again, there’s some worry about the heavy rotation. Odd thing to complain about, maybe, but we have to wonder if CMT is just using the Dukes to pimp their other crappy programming for the February sweeps. We hope not.

But don’t just take other people’s opinions for your own – check it out for yourself! Visit the Dukes schedule on CMT for viewing times and episode lineup. Then share your own impressions with us on the Forums!

The Dukes of Hazzard Return to CMT!

GLbyHeathdroDeviantArt2014 is shaping up to be a good year for Dukes of Hazzard fans, as CMT has returned “The Dukes of Hazzard” to its broadcast schedule! Best of all, the Dukes will be shown in HD quality for the very first time!

A Dukes of Hazzard marathon will air on Sunday, January 5, 2014 on CMT, with several episodes shown back-to-back. The week of January 6 through 10, Dukes episodes will air twice a day.

After that, the schedule changes some more, and you’ll have fun programming your DVR to keep up with it. Plan ahead by visiting the Dukes of Hazzard TV airtime schedule on CMT. As always, check your local listings to confirm scheduling in your area!

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