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Enos is an American short-lived television series from the 1980-1981 season that aired on the CBS network. Enos Strate was portrayed by actor Sonny Shroyer in both series.


A spinoff of The Dukes of Hazzard, Enos focused on the adventures of Enos Strate, a former small-town deputy in Hazzard County, now having moved to Los Angeles to join the L.A.P.D.

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". Each episode included a new adventure for Enos and his partner Turk, and usually began and ended with Enos writing a letter to Daisy Duke telling her about his adventures in Los Angeles.

To try and boost ratings, a number of characters from The Dukes of Hazzard were brought in in guest roles for various episodes (Daisy, Uncle Jesse and Rosco), but the show still failed to catch on. It was canceled after one season and 18 episodes, and the character returned to The Dukes of Hazzard in the fall of 1982.

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.

Unlike the Dukes of Hazzard, which made many changes after season 1 to be more family friendly, the series Enos hit on many darker themes. The first episode centers around Joy, a character forced into prostitution. Other harder themes include abuse, poverty, murder, and drugs.


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


See List of episodes


External links[]

  • Enos at the Internet Movie Database
  • Enos at Wikipedia
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TV series and films
TV series: The Dukes of Hazzard (episodes) (1979-1985)  •  Enos (episodes) (1980-1981)  •  The Dukes (episodes) (1983)

Films: Moonrunners (1975)  •  The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion! (1997)  •  The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood! (2000)
The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)  •  The Dukes of Hazzard: The Beginning (2007)