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.
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.
|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
|TV series and films|
|TV series: The Dukes of Hazzard (episodes) (1979-1985) • Enos (episodes) (1980-1981) • The Dukes (episodes) (1983)|