Baywatch (1989–2001)

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Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach.

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Series cast summary:
 Mitch Buchannon (221 episodes, 1989-2000)
 Hobie Buchannon / ... (159 episodes, 1991-1999)
 Michael 'Newmie' Newman (151 episodes, 1989-2000)
 C.J. Parker / ... (111 episodes, 1992-1997)
 Brad / ... (96 episodes, 1992-1999)
 Garner Ellerbee / ... (94 episodes, 1989-1998)
 Stephanie Holden / ... (93 episodes, 1992-1997)


This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on a crowded resort beach. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baywatch Hawaii  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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(241 episodes)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Neve Campbell auditioned for the series but the casting director turned her down because he thought she was too pale. Alicia Silverstone and Denise Richards were also turned for roles as well. See more »


Referenced in Return To..: Airport (2008) See more »


I'm Always Here
(theme song, 3rd season)
Music by Cory Lerios and John D'Andrea
Lyrics by Joe Henry and Jimi Jamison
Vocal performance by Jimi Jamison (as Jim Jamison)
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Good Watch
26 March 2004 | by (Belfast, Northern Ireland) – See all my reviews

So the writing wasn't of an A class standard, but the show last for over 10 seasons so you can't say that some people or should i say alot of people didn't like it or else it wouldn't have lasted that long. Here's just a summary of a few of the characters and why they made Baywatch so fun to watch and enjoy.

David Hasselhoff (Mitch)- Right, he wasn't the greatest of actors and i'll be the first to admit it but David provided the show with alot of advertising and was the only character in the show's history to last all 9 seasons of Baywatch: California. Mitch brought the machoness to the show and he always put on stellar performances when they were needed.

Pamela Anderson (CJ Parker)- Again not one of the best actresses but basically I think most of us know she was only really there for the eye candy, but CJ gave us some memorable moments on the show too especially when she struggled to find love through her years at Baywatch.

Yasmine Bleeth (Caroline Holden)- She has to be one of the best actresses to ever grace the Baywatch shores, Caroline was the shy, seductive type who was always getting things wrong with her work and like CJ with her love life. Unlike Pamela, Yasmine wasn't afraid to take to the water.

Alexandra Paul (Stephanie Holden)- Another good actress to grace the Baywatch shores and I think the only one to actually die, weird, but Stephanie's death was one of the best acted episodes from all characters.

Gena Lee Nolin (Neely Capshaw)- One of the only hardcore bitches to come to baywatch and she was a real bad girls, sueing Matt Brody and forcing him to quit after false sexual harrasement charges, sleeping with Logan and manipulating him in front of Caroline, seducing Cody and tricking Mitch into marrying her. She provided the best entertainment on the show and always got her commupance.

I could go through the rest but i'll not, but basically Baywatch provided us with some other great actors and actresses like Erika Eleniak, Nicole Eggert, Carmen Electra, Kelly Packard, Mitzi Kapture, Angelica Bridges and so many more.

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