Wood Newton, an ex-pro football star, has returned to his Arkansas home town of Evening Shade to coach the high school football team, the Mules, which had not won a game for two years. His wife Ava was elected the town's prosecuting attorney while pregnant with their fourth child. Although their eldest son Taylor was the team quarterback, he inherited little of his father's sporting prowess.
Last Episode04x26 I Left My Ring in Evening Shade Aired: May. 23, 1994
Nub becomes a chimney sweep. Meanwhile, Frieda's ex-husband returns with an unusual proposal: he wants to get married again, and wants Frieda …
Series Fun Facts
- According to Rider Strong in an interview with Vanity Fair, he was scared of Burt Reynolds because Reynolds often lost his temper on set.
- Burt Reynolds said the most fun he ever had in his whole career was working on this show.
- "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…
[show]"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].