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Evening Shade 

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A former pro-football player moves back to his childhood hometown.
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1994   1993   1992   1991   1990  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Burt Reynolds ...  Wood Newton 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Elizabeth Ashley ...  Freida Evans 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Marilu Henner ...  Ava Evans Newton 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
Michael Jeter ...  Herman Stiles 98 episodes, 1990-1994
Jacob Parker Jacob Parker ...  Will 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 64 episodes, 1990-1994
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In this laid-back comedy, Wood Newton (Burt Reynolds) 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 football team with a long losing streak, which brings him in constant contact with the other residents of the town. Written by Afterburner <aburner@erols.com>

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football | small town | coach | sitcom | See All (4) »

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According to Rider Strong in an interview with Vanity Fair Magazine, he was scared of Burt Reynolds because Reynolds often lost his temper on-set. 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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Connections

Spin-off Harlan & Merleen (1993) See more »

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Evening Shade Theme
Written by Bobby Goldsboro
Performed by Bobby Goldsboro
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Good Show Hurt by Low Ratings
21 August 2001 | by eibon09See all my reviews

A low key Sitcom/drama that never found the right audience the show deserved. Its one of the good shows I used to watched on CBS that I wished was still on. Good performances were given by acting veterans like Burt Reynolds and Marilu Henner. "Evening Shade"(1990) had some interesting episodes that dealt with fascinating themes. Ossie Davis brought class to a television show which deserved better than what it got.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1990 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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