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Evening Shade 

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In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Burt Reynolds ...  Wood Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Freida Evans 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Marilu Henner ...  Ava Evans Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Ossie Davis ...  Ponder Blue 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Charles Durning ...  Dr. Harlan Elldridge 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jay R. Ferguson ...  Taylor Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Michael Jeter ...  Herman Stiles 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jacob Parker Jacob Parker ...  Will Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Ann Wedgeworth ...  Merleen Elldridge 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Hal Holbrook ...  Evan Evans 93 episodes, 1990-1994
Candace Hutson ...  Molly Newton 74 episodes, 1991-1994
Charlie Dell ...  Nub Oliver 64 episodes, 1990-1994
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In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home, the small town of Evening Shade, Arkansas. He's now the coach of the local high school American Football team, which brings him in constant contact with the other residents of the town. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вечерняя тень See more »

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Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

According to Rider Strong in an interview with Vanity Fair, he was scared of Burt Reynolds because Reynolds often lost his temper on set. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Harlan Elldridge: He had a splinter, in his butt, the size of a Louisville Slugger.
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Second Glance (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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No show this good has come around in a long time.
5 December 2006 | by sdo56See all my reviews

This show was so well done. It was a wonderful time watching the cast perform on each show. I would like to ask if anyone knows if this show will be or has been put on DVD for the general public to purchase. The one episode that stands out in my mind is a two-part episode where Burt R., Charles D. and Michael J. lose their clothes and the fun that entails. I just happened to tape both parts of this episode. I have played them for my 6 year old daughter and my 11 year old son. They actually sit there and LOVE them. They have asked to see this over and over again. Oh why didn't I record all of them? The acting and humor are first class. It was a visual humor. Even the music adds to the whole package of the show. The setting really makes you want to be there with them. An Evening Shade Reunion would be a big hit if it was advertised with clips from original shows. If they really pushed, it might work. If it worked, then maybe we would see reruns on the tube. Come on, put it on DVD!! Let's get this show on disk.


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