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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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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Burt Reynolds ...  Wood Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Marilu Henner ...  Ava Evans Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Ossie Davis ...  Ponder Blue 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Freida Evans 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Charles Durning ...  Dr. Harlan Elldridge 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Michael Jeter ...  Herman Stiles 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jacob Parker Jacob Parker ...  Will Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jay R. Ferguson ...  Taylor Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Ann Wedgeworth ...  Merleen Elldridge 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Hal Holbrook ...  Evan Evans 93 episodes, 1990-1994
Candace Hutson ...  Molly Newton 74 episodes, 1991-1994
Charlie Dell ...  Nub Oliver 71 episodes, 1990-1994
Burton Gilliam ...  Virgil 60 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Вечерняя тень See more »

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Runtime:

(100 episodes)

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds said the most fun he ever had in his whole career was working on this show. 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 Simpsons: Gump Roast (2002) See more »

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Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Evening Shade Shines
10 April 2006 | by david-1301See all my reviews

I admired many of Burt Reynolds performances... he never seemed to take himself seriously but would take on any kind of role. Comedy to drama, to action and playing a lovable character to a despicable jerk. That is acting. He has done well at that and has the box office and numerous awards to back it up, but when he surrounded himself with a bunch of close friends who also happened to be first rate actors... the magic of Evening Shade happened. Well scripted first rate story lines all fluidly performed by this stellar cast. I often surf the net looking for information on a DVD box set release. Shows of much less stature, and certainly much less quality are already out so I keep on hoping to spend some more quality TV viewing evenings... in the town of Evening Shade!


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