"Sorry you have not heard from me in a while," John Schneider of "The Dukes of Hazzard" tells fans in the very first issue of his email newsletter, distributed Friday. Between ABC Family's "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" and his pet project "26 Miles," our own Bo Duke has been busy. So what's new about that? As reported several times on this very blog, John-John's had TV roles coming in hand over fist for a while now.
Oh, and then there was that whole DukesFest thing. So what about next year? Will there be one, all "Dukes" fans are wondering? Schneider isn't saying, just yet.
But the big news of this email release, perhaps, is his brand-new website, located at a new domain name as well: http://www.johnschneideronline.com/. You'll find a DukesFest store, news on appearances like the upcoming Chiller Theatre (see our August 20 post), a new online store with some items even half off, a link to his eBay offerings and more. The site was created by big-time "Dukes" fan Scott Romine of the Confederate General Lee Fan Club.
While we weren't looking, meanwhile, some new projects popped up for Schneider:
- Everybody Says Goodbye: The Story of a Father and Son (2008): John Litgown
- Bleachers (2008): Mr. Simmons
- The Rebound (2009): Trevor
- The Gods of Circumstance (2009): Mick Jeremiah
- Holyman Undercover (2008): Satan
- Set Apart (2008): Pastor John Gunn (quite a switch from the above!)
- Conjurer (2008): Frank Higgins
(OK, when was the last time we checked? Yesterday? No, that's a joke ...) We'll try to dig into some of these projects for future posts. If we have the time, that is.