Dukes of Hazzard dropped from TV Land schedule

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TV Land has pulled twice-a-day "Dukes of Hazzard" repeats without explanation.

This comes less than two weeks after Dylann Roof killed nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church. After photos of Roof holdilng the Confederate battle flag turned up online, a steady march of retailers and public officials began pulling the flag from merchandise and public places.

Warner Brothers last week also quit merchandising the General Lee 1 orange 1969 Charger from "The Dukes of Hazzard," a popular CBS show from 1979 to 1985. The car had a Confederate battle flag emblazoned on its roof, and the Duke brothers frequently sent the vehicle flying through the air while being chased by the cops. It became one of the most iconic images from the show over the years.


This is the third time since October a controversy unrelated to the TV show itself has caused the show to be pulled from the airwaves.

Up TV dumped "7th Heaven" last October after the Stephen Collins admission to decades-old molestation charges but has since brought the show back. TV Land pulled "The Cosby Show" after all the brouhaha over Bill Cosby's drugging  and sexual assault allegations surfaced last fall. TV Land has not brought the show back on air since then.

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