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Evening Shade (1990 - 1994)

Evening Shade (1990 - 1994)




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Series Info

An easygoing ensemble comedy set in the sleepy Arkansas town of Evening Shade and revolving around the high school's football coach, a former pro played by Burt Reynolds, who won a Best Actor Emmy in 1991, and was also an occasional writer and director. Michael Jeter also won an Emmy (Best Supporting Actor, in 1992). Arkansas natives Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason were the executive producers.

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1993, CBS, 26 episodes

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1992, CBS, 24 episodes

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1991, CBS, 25 episodes

Critics Consensus: Evening Shade has a charismatic lead in Burt Reynolds, but it is the impressive ensemble that gives the series its comedic spark -- and a heavy dose of communal charm.

1990, CBS, 24 episodes


Burt Reynolds
as Wood Newton
Marilu Henner
as Ava Evans Newton
Hal Holbrook
as Evan Evans
Ossie Davis
as Ponder Blue
Charles Durning
as Dr. Harlan Elldridge
Elizabeth Ashley
as Frieda Evans
Michael Jeter
as Herman Stiles
Jay R. Ferguson
as Taylor Newton
Candace Hutson
as Molly Newton
Jacob Parker
as Will Newton
Ann Wedgeworth
as Merleen Elldridge
Linda Gehringer
as Fontana Beausoleil
Charlie Dell
as Nub Oliver
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Series Details

TV Network: CBS
Premiere Date: Sep 21, 1990
Genre: Comedy
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