Dukes of Hazzard was a wildly popular show right from the moment it first aired at the end of the 1970s. There was nothing quite like it on TV at the time, and it quickly captured the attention and imagination of the nation. This is evidenced by the fact that it was at one point the 6th most popular show on TV.
If you’re a superfan of the Dukes and you’re looking for some similar shows to sink your teeth into you’re in luck. Here are some other amazing show recommendations that will fill the Dukes of Hazzard-shaped hole in your life.
If you’re looking for shows that will remind you of Dukes of Hazzard then you won’t find one better than Enos. That’s because this short-lived show was actually a spinoff of the original Dukes of Hazzard.
It follows the story of Enos Strate, a deputy in rural Hazzard County who moves to Los Angeles to join the LAPD. You’ve got a similar fast-paced style and witty banter. Strate even ends each episode writing a letter to the Dukes of Hazard character Daisy Duke, played by Catherine Bach.
2. Starsky & Hutch
If the fast cars and sticky situations featured in Dukes of Hazzard were what drew you in then you’re going to love Starsky & Hutch. It’s also got a similar retro feel that you won’t find in modern TV shows. In fact, Starsky & Hutch ended the very year Dukes of Hazzard began!
Starsky & Hutch is a classic 70s crime drama show. If you’re looking for new shows to see it’s definitely one to check out.
3. Charlie’s Angels
Another strong contender when it comes to action-packed 70s crime dramas is Charlie’s Angels. If you were a fan of the no-nonsense strong female character Daisy Duke represented in Dukes of Hazzard then Charlie’s Angels will really resonate with you. This is a show that’s taken on a sort of cult following over the years, and it’s not difficult to see why.
4. Miami Vice
Moving from the 70s into the 80s we have Miami Vice. Miami Vice is the pinnacle of 80s aesthetics in TV. It follows the tale of two detectives working undercover in Florida’s most glamorous and salacious city.
Like the Duke boys, the pair of detectives at the center of Miami Vice always worked as a duo, although this doesn’t mean they never butted heads. Overall, the setting and the character relationships make for amazing TV.
5. The Dukes of Hazzard (Movie)
While it’s not another TV show, fans of the Dukes of Hazzard may still be interested to learn about the movie reboot that was released in 2005. This was a campy, fun, and action-filled romp of a film and one that Dukes of Hazzard fans won’t want to miss. With Jessica Simpson as Daisy Duke and Johnny Knoxville and Sean William Scott playing the Hazzard boys, you know it’s going to be good.
Shows to Watch You’re Going to Love
We hope this list will provide some inspiration for your next binge-watching session. While none of these shows will ever quite capture the magic of the Dukes of Hazzard, they’re all amazing in their own right. If you’re looking for more pop culture commentary or show ideas, check out the rest of our content.