Exclusive Interview: THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star James Best gets animated about the 1980s cartoon spin-off THE DUKES

THE DUKES DVD | ©2010 Warner Bros.

THE DUKES OF HAZZARD was one of the most popular prime-time series on CBS in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, but many people forget that there was a short-lived Hanna-Barbera spin-off called THE DUKES featuring the same characters, same voices, but animated instead of live action. Instead of being set in Hazzard county, the animated series followed Bo, Luke and Daisy in a race around the world with Boss Hogg and Rosco in an attempt to save their family farm. James Best, who played the dim-witted (and somewhat corrupt) Rosco P. Coltrane reprised his role with this off-shoot and […]Read On »

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Exclusive: ACTOR ALEX O’LOUGHLIN RIDES THE WAVES OF ‘HAWAII FIVE-0’

©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc./Photo: Neil Jacobs/CBS

HAWAII FIVE-0 has been very good to CBS. For twelve years (1968-1980), actor Jack Lord played Steve McGarrett, the head of an elite team of the state’s special investigations. So it’s fitting that in resurrecting the franchise (an unsuccessful revival was attempted in 1997), the network would turn to an actor they’ve been very good to – Alex O’Loughlin. The Australian actor had previously starred for CBS in the short-lived 2007 series MOONLIGHT where he played a blood-sucker and in last year’s medical drama THREE RIVERS where he played a transplant surgeon. The third time’s a charm though, as the […]Read On »

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Profile: Tom Selleck suits up for CBS’s BLUE BLOODS

Tom Selleck in BLUE BLOODS - Season 1 - "Pilot" | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc.

In the new CBS series BLUE BLOODS (airing Friday nights), Tom Selleck plays Police Commissioner Frank Reagan, the patriarch of a multi-generational family of cops. At this summer’s CBS TCA’s, Selleck took five to talk about his new role, shooting in New York and the show airing on Friday nights. TAKE 1 About not wanting to be part of an ensemble instead of being the lead … “Having done the lead, like I did with MAGNUM, I was in every shot,” says Selleck. “I’m not complaining, but it was a tough road. The show was never cancelled. I kind of […]Read On »

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Profile: Jim Belushi becomes one of the DEFENDERS

Jim Belushi in THE DEFENDERS | ©2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc.

With a mixture of drama and comedy, the new CBS series THE DEFENDERS (airing Wednesday night) features Jim Belushi and Jerry O’Connell as Las Vegas defense attorneys who will do whatever it takes to help their clients. The characters are loosely based on the exploits of real-life Vegas attorneys Michael Cristalli and Marc Saggese and Belushi takes five to discuss bringing his new colorful persona of Nick Morelli to life. TAKE 1 On talking with actual defense attorneys in preparation for the role … “They’re guys who are put in a position where they have to defend people that most […]Read On »

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