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      Season 3 – Evening Shade

      1992 Comedy List
      Reviews Former professional football player Woodrow "Wood" Newton retires to his hometown of Evening Shade, Ark., and settles into a new job as coach of a high-school football team with a long losing streak. The comedy series shines a light on life in rural America with a focus on the three Fs -- faith, family and friends. Read More Read Less

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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Sep 21, 1992 First Heroes Wood (Burt Reynolds) fights a city council decision to destroy a 100-year-old building to erect a car wash. With Ossie Davis and Jay R. Ferguson. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 28, 1992 The Diary of Molly Newton Wood (Burt Reynolds) finds Molly's (Candace Hutson) personal diary and reads a love poem written to the boy she is dating. With Marilu Henner. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 5, 1992 You Scratch My Back, I'll Arrest You Wood (Burt Reynolds) is arrested while investigating a massage parlor that wants to rent property from Harlan (Charles Durning). With Marilu Henner. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 12, 1992 What a Night Taylor (Jay R. Ferguson) tries to find a way to tell Wood (Burt Reynolds) he's quitting the football team. Guest star: Ari Meyers. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 19, 1992 Father/Child Campout Wood (Burt Reynolds) insists that a reluctant Will (Jacob Parker) join him on a father-son camping trip. With Charles Durning and Michael Jeter. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 26, 1992 The Hole Story Evan (Hal Holbrook) contends with tourists who arrive to see a hole in his wall that resembles Abraham Lincoln. With Candace Hutson and Jacob Parker. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 9, 1992 Harlan Deals-A-Meal Harlan (Charles Durning) sends a picture of Herman (Michael Jeter) to Richard Simmons, claiming he has lost 150 pounds. Richard Simmons guest stars as himself. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 16, 1992 The Resurrection of Wood Newton Wood (Burt Reynolds) feels threatened when Ava (Marilu Henner) is voted the Arkansas Prosecuting Attorney of the Year. With Charles Durning. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 23, 1992 NFL on CBS Ava is upset when Wood foregoes their anniversary celebration for an appearance on "The NFL Today.". Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 7, 1992 The Really Odd Couple Herman (Michael Jeter) faces a battle of wills when he moves in with Frieda (Elizabeth Ashley). With Burt Reynolds. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 14, 1992 Bring Me the Head of Carl the Mule Wood (Burt Reynolds) quits coaching when the team mascot prevents Taylor (Jay R. Ferguson) from scoring a winning touchdown. With Hal Holbrook. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 21, 1992 I'll Be Home for Christmas Wood and Herman (Burt Reynolds, Michael Jeter) go looking for a special gift for Will (Jacob Parker) and become stranded when the car breaks down. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 4, 1993 Freida and the Preacher Frieda (Elizabeth Ashley) tries to mend her ways when she falls for the new preacher (Robert Urich) in town. With Michael Jeter. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 18, 1993 Private School Wood and Ava (Burt Reynolds, Marilu Henner) must submit to an evaluation when Molly (Candace Hutson) decides she wants to attend private school. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 1, 1993 Ava Takes a Shower Ava (Marilu Henner) throws a baby shower for Fontana (Linda Gehringer) and invites her favorite singer, Reba McEntire. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 8, 1993 Ava Takes a Shower Although singer Reba McEntire declines Ava's invitation to Fontana's baby shower, she arrives with Vince Gill. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 15, 1993 They Can't Take That Away From Me Ponder rekindles romance with a visiting old flame (Ruby Dee). Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 15, 1993 They Can't Take That Away From Me Ponder rekindles romance with a visiting old flame (Ruby Dee). Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 1, 1993 She What?! Taylor's (Jay Ferguson) plans for the spring dance are ruined when his girlfriend (Ari Meyers) elopes with the school hunk (Michael McIntosh). Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 15, 1993 Another Baby Show Evan (Hal Holbrook) almost misses the birth of his baby because he has given Wood (Burt Reynolds) the wrong beeper number. Guest star: Pat Carroll. Details Episode 21 Aired Mar 22, 1993 Cousins Behind Bars Wood (Burt Reynolds) ends up in jail when he accompanies his ex-con cousin (Billy Bob Thornton) to the grocery store. With Marilu Henner. Details Episode 22 Aired Apr 12, 1993 Mommy Goes A.W.O.L. Fontana (Linda Gehringer) feels like a failure when only Evan (Hal Holbrook) can get their baby to stop crying. With Charlie Dell. Details Episode 23 Aired May 3, 1993 Teaching Is a Good Thing Herman (Michael Jeter) is embarrassed he stopped teaching when the man (Ted Lange) who inspired him to become a teacher visits. With Burt Reynolds. Details Episode 24 Aired May 10, 1993 Saint Bobby Wood thinks a college football coach is interested in Taylor. Details Episode 25 Aired May 17, 1993 The Graduation Show Herman (Michael Jeter) thinks he's booked John Denver as commencement speaker, but Bob Denver shows up instead. Bob Denver guest stars as himself. Details Next
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      Previous Todd Everett Variety Boasting the most stars-per-minute of any regularly scheduled sitcom, Evening Shade occasionally has trouble coming up with material that's worthy of the likes of Burt Reynolds [and co.]. Jun 5, 2019 Full Review Next
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      TV-PG (D)
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      Sep 21, 1992
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