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"Evening Shade" (1990) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1990-1994

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Release Date:
21 September 1990 (USA) See more »
In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton is a former pro American Football player who has retired and returned to his childhood home... See more »
Won Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 32 nominations See more »
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This gentle sitcom has apparently been forgotten by most people See more (14 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 13 of 54)

Burt Reynolds ... Wood Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)

Marilu Henner ... Ava Evans Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)

Charles Durning ... Dr. Harlan Elldridge (98 episodes, 1990-1994)

Michael Jeter ... Herman Stiles (98 episodes, 1990-1994)

Jay R. Ferguson ... Taylor Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
Jacob Parker ... Will Newton (98 episodes, 1990-1994)

Ann Wedgeworth ... Merleen Elldridge (98 episodes, 1990-1994)

Ossie Davis ... Ponder Blue (97 episodes, 1990-1994)

Elizabeth Ashley ... Freida Evans (97 episodes, 1990-1994)

Hal Holbrook ... 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)

Series Directed by
Burt Reynolds (35 episodes, 1990-1994)
Harry Thomason (16 episodes, 1990-1994)
James Hampton (16 episodes, 1992-1994)
David Steinberg (8 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robby Benson (8 episodes, 1993-1994)
Charles Nelson Reilly (4 episodes, 1991-1992)
Charles Frank (4 episodes, 1992-1994)
Series Writing credits
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
Don Rhymer (18 episodes, 1991-1993)
David Nichols (16 episodes, 1990-1993)
Thom Bray (15 episodes, 1991-1994)
Michael A. Ross (15 episodes, 1991-1994)
Victor Fresco (11 episodes, 1992-1993)
Patrick Sean Clark (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stephen A. Miller (6 episodes, 1990-1991)
James Hampton (6 episodes, 1992-1993)
Craig Hoffman (4 episodes, 1993-1994)
Allen Crowe (3 episodes, 1990-1994)
Burt Reynolds (3 episodes, 1991-1992)
Kim C. Friese (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Susan Cridland Wick (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Danny Zuker (3 episodes, 1993-1994)
Brent Briscoe (2 episodes, 1994)
Mark Fauser (2 episodes, 1994)

Steve Roth (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Victor Fresco .... co-executive producer (49 episodes, 1991-1994)
David Nichols .... co-producer / supervising producer / ... (29 episodes, 1990-1993)
Burt Reynolds .... co-executive producer / executive producer (26 episodes, 1990-1994)
Linda Bloodworth-Thomason .... executive producer (25 episodes, 1990-1994)
Lamar Jackson .... associate producer / producer (25 episodes, 1990-1994)
Harry Thomason .... executive producer (25 episodes, 1990-1994)
Douglas Jackson .... producer (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Tommy Thompson .... producer (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Stephen A. Miller .... consulting producer (21 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Original Music by
Bobby Goldsboro (26 episodes, 1993-1994)
Snuff Garrett (24 episodes, 1990-1991)

Clarke Rigsby (unknown episodes)
Kevin Stoller (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Nick McLean (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Film Editing by
Tony Hayman (24 episodes, 1990-1991)

George Escobar (unknown episodes)
Greg Wong (unknown episodes)
Series Casting by
Fran Bascom (27 episodes, 1990-1993)
Series Production Design by
Beala Neel (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Set Decoration by
Jerry Wunderlich (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Costume Design by
Cliff Chally (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Makeup Department
Tommy Cole .... makeup artist (98 episodes, 1990-1994)
Brian McManus .... makeup department head / makeup artist (96 episodes, 1990-1994)
Charles Blackman .... makeup artist (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Caryl Codon-Tharp .... hair stylist / makeup artist (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Dorothea Long .... hair stylist (16 episodes, 1990-1991)
Virginia G. Hadfield .... hair stylist (5 episodes, 1990)
Donna Turner Culver .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 1990)
Series Production Management
Bernard Oseransky .... executive in charge of production / unit production manager / ... (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Norman S. Powell .... executive in charge of production (4 episodes, 1990-1991)
Alicia Hirsch .... post-production supervisor / executive in charge of post-production (3 episodes, 1990)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hansson .... second assistant director (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Maggie Parker .... first assistant director / third assistant director (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
John Isabeau .... assistant director (24 episodes, 1993-1994)

Nancy King .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Marty Wunderlich .... property master (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Walter Wall .... property master (2 episodes, 1990)
Series Sound Department
Dennis Kirkpatrick .... boom operator (95 episodes, 1990-1994)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (45 episodes, 1990-1992)
Norman Webster .... sound mixer (24 episodes, 1990-1991)

Peter Bergren .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (unknown episodes)
Thomas DeGorter .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Special Effects by
Ken Speed .... special effects (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gene Jackson .... camera operator (95 episodes, 1990-1994)
Nicholas S. McLean .... first assistant camera (69 episodes, 1990-1993)
Bill Fleming .... key grip / grip (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Paul F. Petzoldt .... chief lighting technician (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
David Roth .... second assistant camera (3 episodes, 1991-1993)

Michael R. Marquette .... assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Pat Swovelin .... first assistant camera (unknown episodes)
Michael Yarish .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eric Van Wagoner .... key costumer (50 episodes, 1992-1994)
Maureen Gates .... costume supervisor: women (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Howard Sussman .... costume supervisor: men / costume designer: men (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Series Editorial Department
Wes Irwin .... post-production coordinator (74 episodes, 1991-1994)
Alicia Hirsch .... executive in charge of post-production (18 episodes, 1990-1991)

Judy Oseransky .... assistant editor (unknown episodes)
Series Music Department
Lori Slomka .... music editor (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Sonny Curtis .... theme / composer: theme music (22 episodes, 1990-1991)
Hans Olson .... performed by / singer: theme music (19 episodes, 1990-1991)

Craig Stuart Garfinkle .... music producer / orchestrator (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Frank Khoury .... driver (2 episodes, 1991)
Series Other crew
Bob Lewis .... production accountant (96 episodes, 1990-1994)
Ray DeVally Jr. .... technical coordinator (24 episodes, 1990-1991)
Rosemarie Clemente-Johnstone .... script supervisor (23 episodes, 1990-1991)
Patrick Sean Clark .... story editor (17 episodes, 1990-1991)
Don Rhymer .... creative consultant (6 episodes, 1991)

J Graigory .... production assistant (unknown episodes)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min (100 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Dr. Harlan Elldridge:He had a splinter, in his butt, the size of a Louisville Slugger.See more »
Evening Shade ThemeSee more »


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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
This gentle sitcom has apparently been forgotten by most people, 5 January 2006
Author: fee_tambo from United Kingdom

....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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