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Burt Reynolds Stars In His Emmy® Award-Winning Role
Now On DVD For The First Time On July 15

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - July 12, 2008 - Heartwarming laughs are served up with a side order of neighborly chatter and a tall glass of sweet tea in a place called Evening Shade!  Visit this sleepy Arkansas town and its folksy, laid-back population when EVENING SHADE: SEASON ONE is released on DVD for the first time ever on July 15 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Burt Reynolds (Boogie Nights, The Cannonball Run) stars in his Emmy® Award-winning role as Wood Newton, a former Pittsburgh Steeler, who returns to his hometown to coach the local high school football team and raise his family amongst his colorful friends and neighbors. Joining him in this star-studded ensemble comedy are Emmy and Tony® Award winner Michael Jeter (The Green Mile); Emmy Award nominees Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon) and Ossie Davis (Do The Right Thing); Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Broadway's "Take Her, She's Mine"); Golden Globe® nominee Marilu Henner ("Taxi"); and Academy Award® nominee Hal Holbrook (Into The Wild).

Featuring guest stars as diverse as the town of Evening Shade itself, the show's inaugural season included visits from acclaimed actors Billy Bob Thornton and Sally Kellerman, as well as NFL Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw and country music legend Kenny Rogers.  EVENING SHADE: SEASON ONE will be released as a 5-disc set including all 24 Season One episodes including the one-hour pilot and will be available for the suggested retail price of 42.99 US and $47.99 CAN.

EVENING SHADE: SEASON ONE is a five-disc set presented in full screen with English Stereo.  The DVD is not rated in the U.S. and rated PG in Canada.  The total running time is 586:11.  The DVD disc breakdown is as follows:

Disc One:                                                                              

  • A Day In The Life Of Wood Newton
  • There Once Was A Boy Named Wood
  • Whatever Happened To Clutch Newton?
  • Sadie Hawkins Dance
  • Fast Women

Disc Two:               

  • The Moustache Show
  • All For Charity
  • Something To Hold Onto
  • Mr. Mom
  • Hooray For Wood

Disc Three:                            

  • The Wood Who Stole Christmas
  • Wood And Ava And Gil And Madeline
  • Wood's Thirtieth Reunion
  • Vote Early and Vote Often
  • Chip Off The Old Block

Disc Four:                              

  • The Trials of Wood Newton
  • Into The Woods
  • Nothing To Fear But Harvey Lujack
  • Gambler Anonymous
  • Sex Education

Disc Five:

  • I Am Wood Hear Me Roar
  • Herman and Margaret Sitting In a Tree
  • Far From the Madden Crowd
  • The Baby Show

CBS Home Entertainment manages the worldwide DVD business for the CBS Corporation across all lines of content including current hits and classic series from the vast CBS library, as well as new releases from Showtime Video. CBS Home Entertainment products are released on the CBS DVD label.   

Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  PHE is responsible for the worldwide sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment products on behalf of various parties including: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, CBS, PBS and Hasbro and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.

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Street Date: July 15, 2008

Pricing: $42.99 US/ $47.99 CAN

Catalog #: 892084

Runtime: 586:11

U.S. Rating: Not Rated

Canadian Rating: PG



Leslie Ryan