Evening Shade (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 ... See full summary »

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 Wood Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Ava Evans Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Dr. Harlan Elldridge (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Herman Stiles (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Taylor Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
Jacob Parker ...
 Will Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Merleen Elldridge (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Ponder Blue (97 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Freida Evans (97 episodes, 1990-1994)
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 Evan Evans (80 episodes, 1990-1994)
Candace Hutson ...
 Molly Newton (74 episodes, 1991-1994)
Charlie Dell ...
 Nub Oliver (71 episodes, 1990-1994)
Burton Gilliam ...
 Virgil (68 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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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Daddy schafft uns alle  »

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There really is a town called Evening Shade, Arkansas which is located in the north-central part of the state. During the show's run, gift shops in the real town would sell t-shirts and other trinkets with the show's logo on them. 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 Saturday Night Live: Helen Hunt/Hanson (1997) See more »

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Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Fabulous TV Show with some Good actors
26 January 2002 | by (New York City, NY) – See all my reviews

An underrated television program from the early years of the last decade which featured good stories, interesting subplots, and brilliant mixture of comedy and drama. Was Burt Reynolds's last time that he gave a good and consistent performance as an actor. Evening Shade(1990) is definitely better than any of the shows on NBC today which passes for quality television. Also contributing to the good acting was Charles Durning and Ossie Davis. One of my favorite shows from that time period that derserved to stay on air longer.


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