Enos (TV series)

Enos is an American action-comedy television series and a spin-off of The Dukes of Hazzard. It originally aired on CBS from November 12, 1980, to May 20, 1981. The series focused on the adventures of Enos Strate, a former deputy in rural Hazzard County, after he moved to Los Angeles to join the LAPD. Actor Sonny Shroyer played the character of Enos on both shows. The scene was set for Enos leaving Hazzard to become a Los Angeles lawman in the third season Dukes of Hazzard episode "Enos Strate To The Top".

Enos
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GenreSitcom
Action
Directed byRodney Amateau
Michael Caffey
Dennis Donnelly
Bruce Kessler
Bernard McEveety
Hollingsworth Morse
StarringSonny Shroyer
Samuel E. Wright
Composer(s)Dennis McCarthy
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes18
Production
Executive producer(s)Paul R. Picard
Gy Waldron
Producer(s)James Heinz
B.W. Sandefur
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Lou Step Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseNovember 12, 1980 (1980-11-12) –
May 20, 1981 (1981-05-20)
Chronology
Related showsThe Dukes of Hazzard

Each episode of "Enos" featured the title character fighting crime alongside partner Turk Adams. Episodes usually began and ended with Enos writing a letter to "Dukes of Hazzard" character Daisy Duke in which he told her of his adventures in L.A. In an attempt to boost ratings, a number of characters from The Dukes of Hazzard (Daisy, Uncle Jesse and Rosco) were brought in as guest stars, but "Enos" still failed to catch on. It was canceled after one 18-episode season

The character Enos Strate returned to The Dukes of Hazzard beginning in autumn 1982, at the start of the show's fifth season. It had been written into Shroyer's contract that he be allowed to return to the series if Enos was cancelled. In the CBS film specials made years after the series ended -- The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997) and The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood (2000) -- Enos appeared as a California lawman. It was explained that he had returned to the LAPD and eventually become a detective.

CastEdit

Character Actor
Enos Strate Sonny Shroyer
Turk Adams Samuel E. Wright
Lt. Joseph Broggi John Dehner
Captain Dempsey John Milford
Detective Bigelow C. Peter Munro
Sergeant Theodore Kick Leo V. Gordon

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Enos"Rod AmateauWilliam Raynor,
Myles Wilder
November 12, 1980 (1980-11-12)
Accepted by the LAPD, Enos uses his hometown methods to help break up a prostitution-blackmail case the Department is working on.
2"Uncle Jesse's Visit"Rod AmateauGy WaldronNovember 19, 1980 (1980-11-19)
Uncle Jesse comes to visit Enos and see how he is liking his new job.
3"Where's the Corpus?"Michael CaffeyB.W. SandefurNovember 26, 1980 (1980-11-26)
When a noted mobster is killed, and there's no corpse, Enos solves the case with his homespun knowledge.
4"Blu Flu"Hollingsworth MorseRichard Christian Matheson,
Thomas E. Szollosi
December 10, 1980 (1980-12-10)
During a police protest known as the "blue flu" when no one but Enos is on duty, a criminal seeks revenge on the judge who sentenced him.
5"Grits and Greens Strike Again"Rod AmateauGy WaldronDecember 17, 1980 (1980-12-17)
Enos and Turk meet a silent film star in a hunt for teenage muggers that leads them to a high class burglary ring.
6"Snow Job"Bernard McEveetyA.L. Christopher,
Jim Rogers
January 7, 1981 (1981-01-07)
When Enos asks for a Coca-Cola at the local bowling alley, he and Turk get involved in a cocaine smuggling ring.
7"House Cleaners"Robert TottenMilt RosenJanuary 14, 1981 (1981-01-14)
When robbers posing as policemen make trouble for Lieutenant Broggi, Enos and Turk help him out.
8"One Daisy Per Summer"Richard C. BennettJim Rogers,
B.W. Sandefur
January 21, 1981 (1981-01-21)
Daisy Duke arrives in Los Angeles to drive in the Baja Auto Race as Enos and Turk rush to save her from involvement with diamond smugglers.
9"Horse Cops"Bruce KesslerLeonard B. Kaufman,
William Kelley
January 28, 1981 (1981-01-28)
When Sheriff Rosco P. Coltrane comes to the big city, he finds more excitement than he expected.
10"The Head Hunter"Bernard McEveetyMax HodgeFebruary 11, 1981 (1981-02-11)
Enos needs $5,000 a bank robber claims Enos pocketed when he arrested the robber.
11"The Hostage"Bruce KesslerRay BrennerFebruary 18, 1981 (1981-02-18)
Counterfeiters take Lt. Broggi prisoner, and Enos and Turk use creative police methods to free him.
12"Now You See Him, Now You Don't"Michael CaffeyRobert I. Holt,
Stephen Thornley
March 4, 1981 (1981-03-04)
A bank robber of many disguises keeps Enos and Turk on the run.
13"Once and Fur All"Bruce KesslerJim RogersMarch 11, 1981 (1981-03-11)
Enos is busy with a series of fur robberies while playing Big Brother to Hobie, a young black boy.
14"Cops at Sea"Don McDougallSimon MuntnerMarch 18, 1981 (1981-03-18)
Enos volunteers himself and Turk for boat duty when a rash of burglaries sweeps the Marina. Turk is seeing a police psychologist because of Enos' wild driving.
15"The Moonshiners"Dennis DonnellyGerald SanfordApril 1, 1981 (1981-04-01)
When moonshine shows up in the big city, Enos tracks down the perpetrators with the help of a young female singer he knew in Hazzard.
16"The Shaming of the Shrew"Hollingsworth MorseLeo GordonApril 8, 1981 (1981-04-08)
Enos and Turk have the misfortune to give citations to the Deputy Chief's wife, but their luck changes when they locate and close down an illegal gambling casino.
17"Pistol Packing Enos"Dennis DonnellyElroy SchwartzApril 15, 1981 (1981-04-15)
Bullets and heroin don't mix, but it takes Enos and Turk a while before they decipher what's happening.
18"Forever Blowing Baubles"Bernard McEveetyRick MittlemanMay 20, 1981 (1981-05-20)
An ancient Egyptian ruby is stolen from a museum and Enos employs some ancient country skills to get it back.

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