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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1994 | 1993 | 1992 | 1991 | 1990
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »
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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 (79 episodes, 1990-1994)
Charlie Dell ...
 Nub Oliver (76 episodes, 1990-1994)
Candace Hutson ...
 Molly Newton (74 episodes, 1991-1994)
Burton Gilliam ...
 Virgil (72 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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(100 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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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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This gentle sitcom has apparently been forgotten by most people
5 January 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

....which is such a shame because it really was very well acted and the writing was excellent, very witty and sharp and it will be difficult to repeat that kind of standard these days. I notice that there was a recent show out called 'A minute with Stan Hooper' which tried to emulate 'Evening Shade', and it did the job very well...but still didn't match up in my opinion.

Burt Reynolds was surrounded by a wonderful cast but he barely had to speak, because they did the work for him! Still,it wouldn't have been the same without him - he was perfect in the role and Marilu Henner was perfect as his wife.

The much missed Michael Jeter was the highlight of the show for me. He was so funny...a classic character actor with so much talent. But he wasn't alone, this show was full of fantastic actors; Ossie Davis, Charles Durning, Marilu Henner & Hal Holbrook are the actors that I remember...but I was just looking at the IMDb list of actors I see that Hilary Swank and Leah Rimini were in the show too - its fabulous to see that such quality stars started offin this great little, much respected show.

I really wish they'd repeat it on one of the comedy channels, it would be such a waste if it wasn't shown again.


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