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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
Marilu Henner ...  Ava Evans Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Freida Evans 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
Jacob Parker Jacob Parker ...  Will Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Michael Jeter ...  Herman Stiles 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 71 episodes, 1990-1994
Burton Gilliam ...  Virgil 60 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:

Daddy schafft uns alle See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds passed away in September, with his co-stars paying tribute to him and they were all devastated. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Harlan Elldridge: He had a splinter, in his butt, the size of a Louisville Slugger.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: God's Not Dead 2 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Great show. Great cast.
26 April 2005 | by justyourhalfSee all my reviews

They just don't make shows like this anymore. It had such a laid back feeling and one of the few truly flawless casts in the history of sitcoms. I can't imagine we will ever have a series that could attract actors like Elizabeth Ashley and Hal Hollbrook. I never though I could like Burt Reynolds half as much as I did and Marilu Henner is still a favorite of mine. Of course Alice Ghostley Always stole every scene she was in. I was just a kid when it was on and I wish one of the many rerun over-ridden cable channels would pick it up. Reruns could perhaps provide a fitting tribute to the many actors that are no longer with us. Along with shows like Newhart and Designing Women, this show is what sitcoms should really be about.


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