1. CBS’s chairman considered The Dukes of Hazzard a Lousy Script:
William Paley, the chairman of CBS, hated the concept and storyline of The Dukes of Hazzard. Paley had worked hard to transform Columbia Broadcasting System from an underrated radio station to one of America’s top three TV networks. Hence, he didn’t want to take any risk and was skeptical about whether the audience would love the show’s southern-fried humor. He even described the show as lousy in several of his interviews.