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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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 »

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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 Joni Show: Do You Believe - David A.R. White (2015) See more »

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Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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The vanishing sitcom
21 July 2004 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this programme, I couldn't believe it when it suddenly vanished from our screens. The whole product, the acting, the story lines and the scripts - faultless. Well they won an award or two so it must be good - so hey, let's take it off, lest the public decide to reach for higher standards in programmes. One of the most appealing things about the series was the way that the 'minor' (and I realize that this may not be the correct term for them) cast members were drawn and as alive as the main characters, if not more so at times. Who could forget Hermann for example? I wish this programme was available on VHS or DVD, if anyone knows something I don't here, let me know! Thank you.


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