Boss Hogg never quite caught those car-crazy Duke boys, but the ratings have. "The Dukes of Hazzard" will leave the CBS lineup Feb. 8, to be replaced in March by a new detective series starring Judd Hirsch.
Hirsch, the former star of "Taxi," will appear in "Detective in the House," described by the network as a lighthearted mystery show. He portrays an engineer, living in suburbia with his wife and three children, who decides to become a private detective. Cassie Yates co-stars as his wife.
"Detective in the House" will air Fridays at 8 p.m., beginning March 15.
Special programming will air in that time slot for the four weeks after "The Dukes of Hazzard" departs the CBS schedule.
"The Dukes," which debuted in January, 1979, had been declining in the ratings for the last several seasons. Once among the nation's most popular programs, it currently ranks 48th among the 79 prime-time series that have been broadcast this season.