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)
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 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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"Harlan & Merleen" an unsold hour long pilot for an "Evening Shade" spin-off aired as a 2 part special on 7/13 and 7/20/93. It starred Charles Durning and Ann Wedgeworth in their "Evening Shade" roles and was written by 'James Hampton' and 'Burt Reynolds' [who also directed]. See more »

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Dr. Harlan Elldridge: He had a splinter, in his butt, the size of a Louisville Slugger.
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Spin-off Harlan & Merleen (1993) See more »

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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 (Garden City, NY) – See 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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