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(1989–2001)

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The longest-running show to never win an Emmy (as of 2005).
Following its California run, the show was going to move to Australia. After a severe backlash from Australians, the show moved to Hawaii.
NBC canceled the show in 1990, after its first season. It was immediately revived in syndication, where it became one of the most popular shows in the world. At its height, it aired in 148 countries, on every continent except Antarctica. After 11 years in syndication, it was canceled for the second time in 2001.
Newmie and Barnett are both real lifeguards. They were originally hired as technical advisers, but were bumped to reoccurring roles by the 2nd season.
Both Mitch (only from the 2nd season on) and Cort were former Navy SEALs.
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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.
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After NBC canceled the show in the United States, British broadcaster LWT (now part of ITV) stepped in to help save the program. At that time, it had helped ITV with its ratings war against the BBC.
Paula Abdul and Sandra Bullock were tested for roles.
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The fourth season was the only one with no new regular characters. However, a third season character, Jimmy Slade (played by Kelly Slater), was dropped from the roster.
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It's the only TV show in Iceland's TV history to receive massive complaints from viewers over containing subtitles (for the text would get in the way of 'vital' parts of the imagery).
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After Brandon Call left the series to star as J.T. Lambert on the TV series sitcom Step by Step (1991), the role of Hobie almost went to Leonardo DiCaprio.
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Shawn Weatherly replaced actress Pamela Bowen for the role of Jill when she had a debilitating fear of water.
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The closing credits theme from Series 1 which was composed by Kim Carnes had a deeply haunting quality to it and it truly reflects on the lifeguards whom risk their lives everyday to save the lives of others and lifeguards whom died doing their jobs and saving others.
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In Second Time Around (#4.12) When Mitch is at home playing with his guitar, he has a fantasy that he is a rock star and imagines that he is performing in concert in front of a crowd. For the fantasy sequence, a montage footage of David Hasslehoff (Mitch) performing live on stage in Berlin and Germany was used. In real life, David Hasslehoff was a singer whom was highly popular in Germany and Austria.
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Both Nicole Eggert and Erika Eleniak appeared on The Real Gilligan's Island (2004) as Gingers with Eggert in season 1 and Eleniak in season 2.
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Traci Bingham's character Jordan Tate is also the name of a fictional Playboy Playmate portrayed by real-life Playmate and fellow Baywatch alum Erika Eleniak in the Steven Seagal movie Under Siege (1992).
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