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The White Shadow

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Many of the cast and crew would reunited on NBC's St. Elsewhere.
 
Many of the school that Carver played were real high schools. Some are mentioned by name and get mistaken for other schools. In the episode Pregnant Pause Bellfower is mentioned and Jefferson is seen posing as Bellflower.
 
The series was network television's first drama to feature a predominantly black cast. It is the third longest running drama with a black cast cast trailing only Soul Food and The Wire.
 
The cast actually sung during the shower scenes.
 
Three of the cast members went on to be directors. Thomas Carter, who directed the basketball movie Coach Carter. Timothy Van Patton, who directed and wrote on The Sopranos. Kevin Hooks directed Homicide, Lost, 24, 21 Jump Street and others. He is the only one of the three to have an Emmy.
 
Wolfe Perry was a standout player for Stanford University.
 
With Coolidge appearing on St. Elsewhere, it confirms that the series does happen within the Tommy Westphall Unvirse. This implies that it was made up by Tommy, however that would mean all the Law & Order series, Chicago Hope, Homicide, OZ, The Wire and LA Law are included in that universe.
 

Warning: The White Shadow guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Sports
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: CBS ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 27, 1978
Ended: March 16, 1981
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