Debut: April 23, 1989
Ended: May 24, 2001
Debut: April 23, 1989
Ended: May 24, 2001

Baywatch is an American action drama series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California, starring David Hasselhoff. The show was canceled after its first season on NBC, but survived and later became one of the most watched television shows in the world. The show ran in its original title and format from 1989 to 1999, except for the 1990–1991 season, during which it was not in production. From 1999 to 2001, with a setting change and large cast overhaul, it was known as Baywatch Hawaii. The show starred David Hasselhoff, of Knight Rider fame, as Mitch Buchannon, who was the only mainstay on the show, besides Michael Newman, for 10 of the 11 seasons. Baywatch revolved around the work of a team of lifeguards and their interpersonal relationships, with plots usually centering on dangers related to beach and other activities pertinent to the California (later Hawaii) beach lifestyle. Everything from earthquakes and shark attacks to serial killers and even nuclear bombs served as plot conflicts on the show. Saving people from drowning tended to be one of the most typical situations used in the shows. Thus a trademark of the show was slow motion shots of the lifeguards running, most notably done by Erika Eleniak, Pamela Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, Alexandra Paul, and David Charvet along with Hasselhoff during the height of the show. Each show would feature one or two montages, often only superficially related to the plot.

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11 years, 9 months ago
Baywatch is Cool. First Knght Rider, then Baywatch....Is there any more proof needed that THE HOFF IS THE MAN?
    12 years, 1 month ago
    I used to watch this show even when I was really little, like age 3 or 4. Lol, I didn't know of too much of what was going on, I was just curious about all those people in bathing suits running around the beach!
      14 years ago
      hey was there an epsidoe where someone fell into a sinkhole?
        14 years, 1 month ago
        Love this theme song a ton!!
          14 years, 3 months ago
          I didn't realize that Baywatch started in '89.
            14 years, 4 months ago
            Oh yes sharks are cool episode. And you remember when Stephany was die on Mitch hands after storm??
              14 years, 4 months ago
              it is cooooooooooool
                14 years, 8 months ago
                the theme song was very catchy. The piano solo was cool. I have a question... What was this show really about? I don't remember watching this show as a young boy just to see someone get rescued from drowning. I think there was more to it...if you know what i mean...
                  15 years, 4 months ago
                  Greatest hour of TV ever created.
                    15 years, 7 months ago
                    Pam Anderson, Yasmine Bleeth, a case of Mt. Dew, and the best spent hour in television HISTORY
                      16 years, 1 month ago
                      hahaha wow.. after watching that intro i'm still catching my breath from laughing so hard... so cheesy. the only good thing about baywatch was pam, yasmine, traci, and all of the other babes.
                        16 years, 2 months ago
                        When I was little this show was like what all the teenagers watched and therefore I thought it was cool or something. I didn't know it aired all the way to 2001.
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