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Evening Shade 

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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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Complete series cast summary:
Burt Reynolds ...  Wood Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Marilu Henner ...  Ava Evans Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Freida Evans 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Ossie Davis ...  Ponder Blue 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Charles Durning ...  Dr. Harlan Elldridge 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jay R. Ferguson ...  Taylor Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jacob Parker Jacob Parker ...  Will Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Michael Jeter ...  Herman Stiles 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:

Daddy schafft uns alle See more »

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Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Burt Reynolds suffered minor burns on his face while filming a scene in which a heated baby bottle explodes. The powder from a prop fire extinguisher used by Michael Jeter in the scene caught fire and singed Reynolds' eyebrows. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Harlan Elldridge: He had a splinter, in his butt, the size of a Louisville Slugger.
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Soundtracks

Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Exceptional series.
18 April 2002 | by 14-2See all my reviews

One look at the cast of this show and it's clear that the level of professionalism is second to none. Forget the fact that the show had excellent writing and a wealth of talent to draw from; just to watch the likes of Hal Holbrook, Ossie Davis, Elizabeth Ashley, Charles Durning, Ann Wedgeworth, Michael Jeter, Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner breath life into these wonderful characters was a joy to watch. These are actors at the top of their game. And let's give credit where it's due. This is a cast and crew who are friends and colleagues of Burt Reynolds. This series places at the top of my list of shows I miss the most. Here we are, some ten years later, and TV time is dominated by trashy daytime talk/theme shows and reality-based garbage on prime time. It's discouraging, to say the least.


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