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Baywatch (TV Series 1989–2001) Poster

(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.
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.
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.
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Both Mitch (only from the 2nd season on) and Cort were former Navy SEALs.
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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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Paula Abdul and Sandra Bullock were tested for roles.
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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 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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