SAY GOODBYE TO THE FIRST FAMILY OF HAZZARD COUNTY WHEN CMT LAUNCHES “THE DUKES FAREWELL TOUR” ON MONDAY, MAY 28

05/09/07

Tickets to CMT DukesFest On Sale at CMT.com

NASHVILLE – May 9, 2007 – Say goodbye to the series that made short-shorts, fast cars and CB radios cool, as CMT bids farewell to Bo & Luke Duke with the launch of the CMT DUKES FAREWELL TOUR, beginning Monday, May 28 at 8:00 p.m., ET/PT. Catch all 147 hours of the entire DUKES OF HAZZARD series when it begins its final run in a new summer timeslot, Monday through Thursday at 8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT. The final DUKES OF HAZZARD episode on CMT is slated to air later this summer, when the series will sign off CMT for good.

“After a fantastic two year run, it’s time to give the DUKES a proper CMT farewell with a summer primetime block,” says Mary Beth Cunin, vice president of programming strategy, CMT. “We want fans to be able to watch the series from the beginning and relive their favorite DUKES moments before the General Lee rides off into the sunset.”

The CMT DUKES FAREWELL TOUR kicks off to coincide with CMT DukesFest, the annual gathering of Dukes of Hazzard fans on Friday, June 1 in Nashville. The event will feature a weekend of personal appearances by the stars of the beloved show, “Hazzard-style” music, car stunts by the original “Dukes” stunt drivers, plus the appearance of nearly 200 General Lees, and many other family attractions. Tickets are on sale at www.CMT.com, www.cootersplace.com or via Ticketmaster.

Other DUKES programming slated to launch the week of May 28 include DUKES-themed episodes of CUSTOM BUILT and VIDEO REPLAY on CMT LOADED, along with another hilarious episode of its newest series, CMT LOADED OUTSIDER, behind the scenes at CMT DukesFest. CMT TOP 20 COUNTDOWN will film a special episode live from CMT DukesFest, premiering Thursday, June 7 at 4:00-7:00 p.m., ET/PT. In addition, CMT.com features a comprehensive Dukes of Hazzard site with video, photos, message boards, news, programming updates and more.

In 1979, the unmistakable voice of music legend Waylon Jennings introduced America, in both theme song and show narration, to cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke along with their Uncle Jesse, and a new pop culture phenomenon exploded onto TV sets across the nation. THE DUKES OF HAZZARD became a mainstay in American homes and hearts for seven wildly successful seasons as the Duke family, modern day Robin Hoods, fought the corrupt political system in Hazzard County.

Visit CMT's press-only Web site www.cmtpress.com for more information and downloadable photos on all of CMT's programming.

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 84 million households in the United States. Go to country music’s biggest web site at www.cmt.com.


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