April 28, 1997 12:00 PM

>The Dukes of Hazzard Reunion


IN THE DUKES OF HAZZARD: REUNION!, a CBS TV-movie sequel (April 25) to The Dukes of Hazzard, the network’s popular 1979-85 series about a pair of moonshining Robin Hoods, John Schneider and Tom Wopat are back as the good ol’ Duke boys, Bo and Luke. And they’re still roaring down country roads in the General Lee, their ’69 Dodge Charger.

“When I jumped into the car, it fit like a beautiful old glove,” says Schneider, 37, now with a recurring role on CBS’s Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and married since 1993 to second wife Elly. “I said to Tom, ‘This is great. I get to be vacuous again.’ He said, ‘You’re always vacuous.’ ”

Jes kiddin’, Bo. In fact, Wopat, 45, who plays one of Cy bill’s ex-husbands, will be teaming up with Schneider to belt showtunes in a series of Cincinnati Pops summer concerts. A twice- divorced father of five, Wopat is unattached. “I really don’t have time for anything else but my work,” he says.

That’s not the case for Catherine Bach, 42, still fetching as the Dukes’ cousin Daisy. She is also a mom to 16-month-old Sophia, her daughter by husband Peter Lopez, an L.A. lawyer. “I want to get back into the business, but I want to make sure Sophia [a frequent Reunion! visitor] is right there with me,” says Bach, whose last series gig was the Family Channel’s African Skies, in which she played a single mom.

Over the years she has kept in touch with her Dukes “family,” which last gathered at the 1994 funeral of Sorrell Booke (Boss Hogg). On the Reunion! set last December in Burbank, “there was a lot of hugging,” says Bach, who snapped photos “before I realized I had no film in the camera.” Well, shoot, Daisy! Why not clip out this pitcher right here?

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