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)
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 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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Daddy schafft uns alle  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Good Show Hurt by Low Ratings
21 August 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

A low key Sitcom/drama that never found the right audience the show deserved. Its one of the good shows I used to watched on CBS that I wished was still on. Good performances were given by acting veterans like Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner. "Evening Shade"(1990) had some interesting episodes that dealt with fascinating themes. Ossie Davis brought class to a television show which deserved better than what it got.


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