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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:
...  Wood Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Ava Evans Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Freida Evans 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Ponder Blue 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Dr. Harlan Elldridge 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Taylor Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jacob Parker ...  Will Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Herman Stiles 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Merleen Elldridge 98 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Evan Evans 93 episodes, 1990-1994
...  Molly Newton 74 episodes, 1991-1994
...  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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21 September 1990 (USA)  »

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Daddy schafft uns alle  »

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"Harlan & Merleen" an unsold hour long pilot for an "Evening Shade" spin-off aired as a 2 part special on 7/13 and 7/20/93. It starred Charles Durning and Ann Wedgeworth in their "Evening Shade" roles and was written by 'James Hampton' and 'Burt Reynolds' [who also directed]. 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 Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Sting (1993) See more »

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Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Holbrook opening credits photo
19 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

During the opening credits to Evening Shade, they showed photos of the principal actors "growing up" and it was obvious that they had used real childhood photos of the real actors. I always wondered about the Hal Holbrook photo in a West Point style military uniform. I figured it was not just an idle thought, but had some significance. It wasn't until I came to work at Culver Military Academy, Culver, IN, that I discovered that Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. was a graduate of the class of '42. It was there he discovered his love for acting, though by his own admission, he was not the best cadet. He was recently enshrined in Culver's Arts & Entertainment Hall of Fame.


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