The Dukes of Hazzard: The New Dukes (1982)

Genres - Action  |   Sub-Genres - Action Comedy, Buddy Show [TV], Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Season Five of The Dukes of Hazzard begins two Dukes short. Having walked off the series after their demands for a merchandising percentage were turned down, Tom Wopat and John Schneider), respectively cast as cousins Luke and Bo Duke, are nowhere to be found. Their replacements are another pair of Duke cousins, Coy (Byron Cherry) and Vance (Christopher Mayer), who have arrived in Hazzard county to help Uncle Jesse (Denver Pyle) around the farm while Bo and Luke are off racing on the NASCAR circuit (what happened to their probation?) The plot proper gets under way as Boss Hogg (Sorrell Booke) prepares to utilize his new, high-tech "Mean Green Machine" to steal a bunch of hundred-dollar engraving plates. Naturally, Boss thinks that he'll get away with it now that Bo and Luke are out of town--but he hasn't reckoned with Coy and Vance, who (according to the original TV Guide ad) are "tougher than their cousins ever were!" (PS: Sonny Shroyer is back as Deputy Enos, his own spinoff TV series having been cancelled).