Season Two Is In Production

Just a quick update to those of you wondering when new episodes of The Industry are coming. I had been working on another project until recently, but now I am currently in production on season two. I am hoping to start releasing episodes on a bi-weekly basis this summer. As it stands there is one episode that almost finished, and if everything goes well it will be an eight episode season.

Right now I am shooting for sometime in July (but no promises!) to start releasing episodes. I will provide updates whenever I actually have one. Any questions or complaints, let me know. Email me at


9. The Ballad of Coy and Vance

The Dukes of Hazzard was a top ten show heading into its fifth season. That’s when a report came out revealing just how much the show had earned in merchandising. And that’s when the stars of that show realized how much they weren’t getting. In this episode of The Industry we take a look at the contract dispute that led to two replacements joining a top ten show and how that show would never be in the top ten again. Byron Cherry (Coy Duke) helps tell the story of Coy and Vance.

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Show Notes

People Magazine, August 9, 1982 – 

The Dukes of Hazard: The Unofficial Companion –




8. Staring at the Sunn

Aliens, mountain men, and Jesus were the stars of the day for Sunn Classic Pictures. Throughout the 1970s, Sunn Classic proved to be a highly successful independent movie studio, cranking out pseudo-documentaries and G rated nature themed movies like it was going out of style. They used unique methods to get their ideas and to get their movies out to the public. The Industry takes a look at the history of the company that specialized in inventing history.

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Show Notes


The Washington Post: A G Rated Success Story

Here Comes The Sunn – Rob Nelson: 

Sunn Classic Pictures: how Hollywood introduced America to fake history.

Second Decade Off Topic: The Sunn Also Rises.

Mormons, Aliens, and Dan Haggerty: The (Mostly) True Story of Sunn Classic Pictures


Home Base Groove by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Avant Jazz – Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Bumba Crossing by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Fast Talkin by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Anachronist – Oddities by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Dead Drop by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Additional Music in this episode was by Francis Preve, Biz Baz Studio, Drew Banga.


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7. Mr. Dugan Doesn’t Go To Washington

Mister Dugan had the potential to be a hit show. It was a topical series about a recently elected idealistic black congressman who has to contend with his less than helpful staff. Norman Lear was producing, Cleavon Little was the star. However, just days before it was to air on CBS in 1979 Lear himself pulled the show from the schedule. What went wrong? We take a look at the troubled production that started when Lear’s hit series Maude ended.


Correction: Maude took place in Tuckahoe, NY, and not in Connecticut as stated in thisepisode.

Show Notes


Books by Richard Irvin including Forgotten Laughs can be found here:

Black Caucus Strangles Mr. Dugan – Jet Magazine March 29th, 1979:

The Recall of TV’s Mister Dugan – Washington Post, April 1st, 1979:

Drankin Song by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (
Slim And None by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (


Bonus Episode: Waiting For Hoffman

In this bonus episode we take a look at how in the 1980s Cannon Films signed a major star to the biggest deal in entertainment history and still didn’t get the movie made. LaBrava was to be an adaptation of the Elmore Leonard (Justified, Get Shorty, Jackie Brown) novel and a signal that Cannon had moved into the big leagues. Instead Cannon’s own excitement over the project became its biggest problem.