The Dukes of Hazzard Returns to CMT on December 8th!

DukesofHazzardFanficDukes of Hazzard News: Good news for all Dukes of Hazzard fans that are going through Duke Withdrawal – the Dukes have returned to the CMT schedule!

The last time CMT aired a Dukes of Hazzard episode was November 17th. According to the CMT schedule at that time, the Dukes were only supposed to be off the air through Thanksgiving Day.

However, CMT changed their tune and their schedule without warning, leaving fans in a lurch.

It now appears that The Dukes of Hazzard will return to CMT on December 8th, 2014. Here’s a quick rundown of upcoming episodes!

Monday, December 8th at 12 PM Eastern: “The Boar’s Nest Bears”: Boss Hogg blackmails Bo and Luke Duke into coaching his basketball team for a high-stakes game.

Monday, December 8th at 1 PM Eastern: “Boss Behind Bars”: Jesse Duke has a wreck during a race due to sabotage, and Boss Hogg is framed as the culprit.

Thursday, December 11th at 12 PM Eastern: “Targets: Daisy and Lulu”: Daisy and Lulu unwittingly possess stolen gems, and are pursued by vengeful jewel thieves. The Dukes, Boss Hogg, and Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane go to great lengths to protect them – with Boss and Rosco dressing in drag!

Monday, December 15th at 12 PM Eastern: “Enos’s Last Chance“: A mob hitman who was captured by Enos escapes from prison, and comes to Hazzard County to collect revenge.

Tuesday, December 16th at 12 PM Eastern: “High Flyin’ Dukes“: The Dukes get all up in the air when Hazzard County farmers are threatened by crop-destroying extortionists.

Wednesday, December 17th at 12 PM Eastern: “Cooter’s Girl“: A young lady comes to Hazzard County to meet her father for the first time, surprising Cooter when he’s not exactly at his best!

Will CMT show more of the Dukes of Hazzard? Stay tuned, and we’ll share updates as they become available! Like our Facebook Page for daily doses of the Dukes of Hazzard!

“Home For Christmas” Album by Wopat and Schneider Brings Holiday Cheer!

HomeForChristmasWopat_SchneiderDukes of Hazzard News – November 17, 2014: Dukes of Hazzard co-stars Tom Wopat and John Schneider have released Home for Christmas, their co-produced holiday album, after a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. Home For Christmas features 18 warm and inspiring Christmas songs performed by a classic jazz ensemble, complemented by Wopat and Schneider’s rich, mellow vocals.

Wopat and Schneider each had a number of hits on the Country Billboard charts in the 1980’s. While both of them have enjoyed independently successful music careers, including Broadway theater roles and studio recordings, they have also performed many concerts together. Producing an album together was always talked about, but studio backing proved elusive – and self-producing would prove expensive.

Enter Kickstarter. In 2014, when the “Duke Boys” decided to make a Christmas album, they appealed to longtime Dukes of Hazzard fans for help. The goal was to raise $60,000 dollars by August 1st, with a promise that the album itself would be out in October. Not only did Wopat and Schneider meet their goal, but they went over it! The total amount raised on Kickstarter was over $73,000. On October 28, 2014, Home For Christmas was released.

The question that all fans of Tom Wopat and John Schneider have, is… just how good is the album? For answer, here is a YouTube clip of one song from the album:

Time has not softened the voices of these TV icons, Billboard chart-toppers and Broadway stars. Any fans that want to help celebrate the Home for Christmas CD release can go to the party at Joe’s Pub on Dec 2 at 9:30 p.m., located at 425 Lafayette Street in New York City. In the meantime, be sure to get The Home For Christmas album for yourself!

– article by Jax

Dukes of Hazzard airing on CMT

Watch Dukes of Hazzard on TVDukes of Hazzard News: CMT will be airing episodes of The Dukes of Hazzard on July 10, July 15, and July 25. This continues the tradition of random, unpredictable programming by CMT when it comes to airing the Dukes. Here are the details:

Thurs July 10: 2 Dukes of Hazzard episodes airing back-to-back, starting at noon eastern.

Tues July 15: Mini-marathon! 6 Dukes of Hazzard episodes in a row starting at 11:00 a.m. eastern.

Fri July 25: 4 Dukes of Hazzard episodes starting at 2:00 p.m. eastern.

The episode mix includes late-season groaners like “Robot P. Coltrane” and “Strange Visitor to Hazzard.” Mercifully, they’re not airing on the same day. There’s also some good eps you won’t want to miss: “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke” and “Go West Young Dukes” and “Cale Yarborough Comes to Hazzard.”  Check your cable listings to confirm local airtimes!

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Dukes of Hazzard General Lee ornament hits shelves July 2014

Jumpin' General Lee Dukes of Hazzard ornamentDukes of Hazzard News: The iconic General Lee from The Dukes of Hazzard is now a Hallmark Keepsake ornament, available in Hallmark stores starting in July 2014!

The “Jumpin’ General Lee” ornament has a crash-through-the-barn-wall motif and The Dukes of Hazzard vintage logo. It has a suggested retail price of $17.95.

To find your Jumpin’ General Lee Hallmark Keepsake Ornament in a Hallmark store near you, use the “Find a Store” search tool on the product page. Enter your ZIP code, and wallah! Call ahead to confirm that your local store has this ornament in stock. Then, go ahead and put your tree up and have Christmas in July! You’ll be too excited to wait. Yeehaaa!

The Duke Boys and General Lee Return in the New Autotrader Commercial!

We’ve got to hand it to – they managed to put together a commercial that’s as much fun as a Dukes of Hazzard episode. John Schneider and Tom Wopat reprise their roles as Bo and Luke Duke as they tear across the countryside in a race from the law.

Now, we’re happy that Autotrader created this, in fact we’re thrilled, so we’re very hesitant to pick at the video. But we are a little sad that Autotrader took pains to avoid showing the roof of the General Lee – and therefore avoided showing the flag.

In fact, the car was never referred to as the “General Lee” at any point. Even when the lettering for the General Lee should have been visible, in the showroom scene, debris on the car conveniently hid the letters.

We’re guessing that these strategic omissions were made out of an abundance of political correctness; Autotrader is going after a mass audience, after all, and not simply pandering to Dukes fans. We understand that. We still enjoyed the commercial, and have to give it kudos for capturing the fun-loving spirit of The Dukes of Hazzard. Heck, we even learned something about Autotrader in the process!