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At a Los Angeles beach, a team of lifeguards led by Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon save lives, deal with personal dramas, fight crime and participate in over the top adventures on a daily basis.
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Series cast summary:
David Hasselhoff ...  Mitch Buchannon 220 episodes, 1989-2000
Jeremy Jackson ...  Hobie Buchannon 159 episodes, 1991-1999
Michael Newman ...  Michael 'Newmie' Newman 150 episodes, 1989-2000
Pamela Anderson ...  C.J. Parker 111 episodes, 1992-1997
Chris Fiore ...  Brad / ... 96 episodes, 1992-1999
Gregory Alan Williams ...  Garner Ellerbee / ... 94 episodes, 1989-1998
Alexandra Paul ...  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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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KM295 is used every time the boats radio for backup. See more »


Despite working in the sun for hours daily, some main and supporting characters demonstrate no sign of tanning. Since they aren't shown wearing heavy clothing and they aren't donning hats, this is not possible. See more »

Alternate Versions

For its HD release, the entire show was reframed to 1,78:1. In addition, many songs used in the original broadcast version were replaced. Also, some scenes deemed too sexual were reedited or removed (e.g. the topless scenes in the pilot). See more »


Save Me
(main title song)
Performed by Peter Cetera
Written by Peter Cetera & David Foster
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Baywatch was brilliant but lost its charm and its way after Series 3.
11 February 2017 | by barretto-56911See all my reviews

While this review may upset many its how I honestly feel. Baywatch from 1989 was absolutely nothing like what came from 1993 on-wards. Yes the special effects may have gotten better and stories more fleshed out but what made the original shows (89-92) so great was that they had believable characters, close nit story lines and build-able foundations. In my own personal opinion Pamela wrecked the show not improved it. It also annoys me that when people think of Baywatch she is all they think of. The show wasn't the Pamela Anderson show. They really went overboard with the TNA showing after series 3.

The original cast of Hasslehoff, Stevenson, Warlock, Eleniak, Call, Gagnier, Williams, Weatherly, Phelps. Newman, Nelson and Markham is what made the show brilliant. The developing romance between Shauni and Eddie. Friendships develop between Eddie and Court. The close nit story lines of Jill and Shauni. The experience of Craig and the love shared by Gina. The bond between Hobe and Mitch (Sorry but Jackson was a HORRIBLE Hobie compared to Brandon) and Plus the cockiness of Cole.

When Warlock and Elenaik left after the 3rd episode of series 3 and Pamela came in it really took a turn for me and whilst the later series are enjoyable to watch for what they were. Nothing will beat the original series' and stories for me. Baywatch will always in my mind be about the people I mention above. Plus nothing will beat Save Me by Peter Cetera as a main theme. Sorry Jim but it's just simply better than I'll Be Ready.

If you love close stories and developing characters then watch the original series' 1, 2 and 3. If you want Eye-Candy but more action scenes then watch from series 3 onward. Also Erika will always be the Queen of the Beach!

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Release Date:

22 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baywatch Hawaii See more »


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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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