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Baywatch
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Also known as Baywatch Hawaii
Genre Action and Drama
Created by Michael Berk
Douglas Schwartz
Gregory J. Bonann
Starring .David Hasselhoff
Erika Eleniak
Billy Warlock
Parker Stevenson
Shawn Weatherly
Pamela Anderson
Yasmine Bleeth
Alexandra Paul
Michael Newman
Jeremy Jackson
David Chokachi
Gena Lee Nolin
Traci Bingham
Carmen Electra
Donna D'Errico
David Charvet
Nicole Eggert
Brande Nicole Roderick
Michael Bergin
José Solano
Mitzi Kapture
et al.
^ Garner Ellerbee [ 1-5 ] John Allen Nelson as John D. Cort [ 1-2, 4-5 ] Parker Stevenson as Craig Pomeroy [ 1, 8-9 ] Erika Eleniak as Shauni McClain [ 1-3 ] Billy Warlock as Eddie Kramer [ 1-3 ] Richard Jaeckel as Lt. Ben Edwards [ 2-4 ] Pamela Anderson as Casey Jean "C.J." Parker [ 3-7 ] Alexandra Paul as Lt. Stephanie Holden [ 3-7 ] David Charvet as Matthew "Matt" Brody [ 3-6 ] Yasmine Bleeth as Caroline Holden [ 4-8 ] Jaason Simmons as Logan Fowler [ 5-7 ] David Chokachi as Cody Madison [ 6-9 ] Gena Lee Nolin as Neely Capshaw [ 6-8 ] José Solano as Manuel "Manny" Gutierrez [ 7-9 ] Monte Markham as Capt.
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^ Asset Manager 2008 1.0.1020.0 When the Baywatch clan gathers in Hawaii for David wedding, a villain from Hawaii Baywatch Boat Pamela Anderson Baywatch .
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^ Baywatch Season Eight Carmen Electra David Hasselhoff Gena Lee Nolin Chokachi Michael Bergin Donna D'erico Kelly Packard ...
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Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 11
No. of episodes 243
2 TV Movies (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Michael Berk
Douglas Schwartz
Gregory J. Bonann
David Hasselhoff
Location(s) Santa Monica, California (1989-2000)
Hawaii (2000-2001)
Running time 60 minutes (with commercials)
Production company(s) GTG Entertainment
Pearson All-American Television
The Baywatch Company
Tower 12 Productions
Tower 18 Production Company (1996-2001)
Distributor LBS Communications (1991-1992)
All-American Television (1992-1997)
Pearson All-American Television (1997-2001)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC (1989-1990)
first-run syndication (1991-2001)
Picture format 4:3
Audio format Mono
Stereo
Original run September 22, 1989 – May 14, 2001
Chronology
Related shows Baywatch Nights
External links
Official website
David Hasselhoff as the character Mitch Buchannon.
Pamela Anderson as C.J. Parker.
.Baywatch is an American television series about the Los Angeles County Lifeguards who patrol the beaches of Los Angeles County, California starring David Hasselhoff.^ Television series about a cadre of attractive lifeguards who patrol a crowded recreational beach.
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^ A series about a group of close-knit Southern California lifeguards.
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^ This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County.
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.The show ran from 1989 to 1999 (and 1999-2001 as Baywatch Hawaii).^ Baywatch 1989-2001 .
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^ Baywatch TELEVISION PROGRAM Jiggle show, broadcast 1989-2001.
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^ The show ran from 1989 to 1999 (and 1999-2001 as Baywatch Hawaii).
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.According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baywatch is the most watched TV show in the world of all time, with over 1.1 billion viewers a week.^ Baywatch is not just another TV Show.
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^ Baywatch is still the most popular TV show there ever was.
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^ After eleven years in syndication, the show was canceled for the second and final time (its first cancellation was in 1990 when the show was on NBC) in 2001 because of low ratings and decreasing viewer interest.

[1]
.Baywatch premiered on NBC in 1989, but was cancelled after only one season despite high ratings because the studio, GTG, went out of business.^ After eleven years in syndication, the show was canceled for the second and final time (its first cancellation was in 1990 when the show was on NBC) in 2001 because of low ratings and decreasing viewer interest.

^ Cancelled by NBC after its first season, the show was revived in syndication.

^ Apr 89 Panic at Malibu Pier (2) 1st Season 1989 (NBC) 3.
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.Feeling the series still had potential, creators and Executive Producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz and Greg Bonann revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991. Hasselhoff was given the title of Executive Producer to incent him to come back to the show.^ Cancelled by NBC after its first season, the show was revived in syndication.

^ NBC cancelled the show after just one season in 1989, but David Hasselhoff believed it had potential, revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991, investing his own money and becoming executive producer.
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^ After eleven years in syndication, the show was canceled for the second and final time (its first cancellation was in 1990 when the show was on NBC) in 2001 because of low ratings and decreasing viewer interest.

The series was hugely successful, especially internationally. .The show led to a spin-off: Baywatch Nights, and a reunion movie, Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.^ The show soon led to a spin-off: Baywatch Nights.
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^ Baywatch gets director - JoBlo.com JoBlo.com Arrow in the Head DVD Clinic Movie Hotties JoBlo Videos Movie Fan Central JoBlo Movie Show Join / Register .
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^ Surely the Baywatch Nights spin off is more suited to this, especially when after it went all X-Files in a desperate attempt to get someone, anyone, to watch it.
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.In 1999, with production costs rising in Los Angeles, and the syndication market shrinking, the plan was to move the show to Australia and launch Baywatch Down Under.^ Pilot of the popular syndicated series introduces a close-knit group of lifeguards at Baywatch, a Los Angeles beach, who protect the lives of people that come to the beach everyday.

^ If successful, this can be lucrative; but the syndicator may only be able to sell the show in a small percentage of the markets.
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^ Feb 99 Baywatch Down Under (2) 195.
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A pilot was filmed but the series was stopped when residents of Avalon put forth strong objections, including potential damage to a fragile ecosystem. .Avalon council permanently barred all future filming.^ Avalon council permanently barred all future filming, and the pilot remained unbroadcast for over a year, only to be panned by critics and viewers.

.The pilot finally aired as a two-part episode of Baywatch.^ The show's last episode will air the week of May 21, announced "Baywatch Hawaii" publicist Kristin McEntee.
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^ Good move on her part considering "Baywatch Hawaii" sucks, I watched the 1st episode & saw that it was .
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^ Baywatch Hawaii (USA: new title) - White Thunder at Glacier Bay: Part 2 (1998) TV Episode [Actress] - White Thunder at Glacier Bay: Part .
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Australia's loss was Hawaii's gain. .Hawaii offered the producers large financial incentives to move the show to the islands and in Season 10 Baywatch Hawaii was launched.^ Season 10, Episode 1 Aloha Baywatch .
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^ In Season 10, the location of the show was changed to Hawaii and the show's name was changed to 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.

Contents

Plot

.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.^ 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.

^ For the syndicated series, a new theme, "I'm Always Here" performed by Jimi Jamison (of Survivor ) replaced "Save Me", although it is mistakenly attributed to the show's star David Hasselhoff .

^ Episode Overview Read Reviews 5.9 Mediocre 7 Votes Season 11, Episode 3 – Aired: 10/16/2000 Bad Boyz .
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.Baywatch was centered 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.^ Baywatch was centered 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.

^ This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County.
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^ Both Matt Brody (David Charvet) and Summer Quinn (Nicole Eggert) join the Baywatch team as rookie lifeguards.
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Everything from earthquakes to 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.^ Saving people from drowning tended to be one of the most typical situations used in the shows.

^ The syndicated version was, at its height, one of the most popular shows in the world and was syndicated in 148 countries .

.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.^ It's the slow motion running that does it for me.
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^ Alexandra Paul -- seen here with David Hasselhoff , Jeremy Jackson and Pam Anderson -- is best known for playing Lt. Stephanie Holden on " Baywatch ."
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Cast

Baywatch 1989–1999

Actor Character Years
David Hasselhoff Mitch Bucannon 1989-2000
Michael Newman Michael Newman 1989-2001
John Allen Nelson John D. Cort 1989-1995
Parker Stevenson Craig Pomeroy 1989-1990, 1997-1999
Gregory Alan Williams Garner Ellerbee 1989-1995
Erika Eleniak Shauni McClain 1989-1992
Billy Warlock Eddie Kramer 1989-1992
Monte Markham Don Thorpe 1989-1992
Brandon Call
Jeremy Jackson
Hobie Buchannon 1989-1990
1991-1999
Peter Phelps Trevor Cole 1989-1990
Holly Gagnier Gina Pomeroy 1989-1990
Shawn Weatherly Jill Riley 1989-1990
Tom McTigue Harvey Miller 1991-1992
Richard Jaeckel Ben Edwards 1991-1994
Alexandra Paul Stephanie Holden 1992-1997
Pamela Anderson C.J. Parker 1992-1997
David Charvet Matt Brody 1992-1995
Nicole Eggert Summer Quinn 1992-1994
Kelly Slater Jimmy Slade 1992-1993
Yasmine Bleeth Caroline Holden 1994-1997
Jaason Simmons Logan Fowler 1994-1996
Gena Lee Nolin Neely Capshaw 1995-1998
David Chokachi Cody Madison 1995-1999
Traci Bingham Jordan Tate 1996-1998
Donna D'Errico Donna Marco 1996-1998
José Solano Manny Gutierrez 1996-1998
Nancy Valen Samantha Thomas 1996-1997
Michael Bergin J.D. Darius 1997-2001
Kelly Packard April Giminski 1997-1999
Marliece Andrada Skylar Bergman 1997-1998
Angelica Bridges Taylor Walsh 1997-1998
Carmen Electra Lani McKenzie 1997-1998
Brooke Burns Jessie Owens 1998-2000
Mitzi Kapture Alex Ryker 1998-1999

Baywatch Hawaii 1999–2001

Simmone Jade Mackinnon (L), Brooke Burns (C), and Stacy Kamano (R).
Actor Character Years
David Hasselhoff Mitch Bucannon 1989-2000
Michael Bergin J.D. Darius 1997-2001
Brooke Burns Jessie Owens 1998-2000
Jason Brooks Sean Monroe 1999-2001
Brandy Ledford Dawn Masterton 1999-2000
Simmone Jade Mackinnon Allie Reese 1999-2000
Jason Momoa Jason Ioane 1999-2001
Stacy Kamano Kekoa Tanaka 1999-2001
Krista Allen Jenna Avid 2000-2001
Charlie Brumbly Zach McEwan 2000-2001
Brande Roderick Leigh Dyer 2000-2001
Alicia Rickter Carrie Sharp 2000-2001

Theme songs

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  • For the syndicated series, the new theme "I'm Always Here" (performed by Jimi Jamison of Survivor) replaced "Save Me". This song is sometimes mistakenly attributed to the show's star David Hasselhoff.
  • When the NBC episodes started to air five times a week with all the other syndicated episodes, the opening theme was changed to a shorter version of "I'm Always Here," with some images of the original NBC opening retained.
  • Daivd Hasselhoff sang "Current of Love" as the ending theme of seasons 2-4. Together with Laura Branigan he sang "I Believe" as the ending theme of season 5. An instrumental version of the song appears in the episode "Battles" of the UK television programme Spaced.^ David Hasselhoff launches new reality show - se...
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    ^ Baywatch - Hasselhoff Heading Back to TV David Hasselhoff to Star in Reality TV Show Baltimore, the home of many loved celebrities Reality Bytes: 'American Idol' goof 'Pants on t...
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    ^ Consequently some messages and transmissions may not be processed in a timely fashion or at all, and some features or functions may be restricted or delayed or become completely inoperable.
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    The Swedish electronic musical group Sunblock remixed the song and released it as a single. .A Soundalike version was used in an episode of Hey Arnold over the end credits.
  • On the DVD edition of the first season, the original main title theme is replaced by the song "Strong Enough," performed by Evan Olson (from his album Audio).
  • The spin-off series, Baywatch Nights theme song was performed by saxophonist Alfonzo Blackwell.^ Mystery Baywatch theme song?!?!?!?!
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    "The Nights Will Never Be The Same" (Baywatch Nights Theme) was also featured on his 1996 sophomore CD release. Alfonzo Blackwell was featured with David Hasselhoff each week at the ending credits of the TV series.

Episodes

Theatrical release

.In 2004, DreamWorks announced they had bought the rights to create a new theatrical Baywatch movie.^ In 2005, DreamWorks bought the big-screen rights and hired Jay Scherick and David Ronn to write a script.
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[2] Jessica Simpson was officially cast as C.J. Parker.[3] The movie is slated for release in 2012[4].
.The film is reported to be a comedy production being written by Jeremy Garelick who is credit with the rewrite of "The Hangover" that made that movie the highest grossing comedy of all time.^ By the end of the week, they had made up for lost time and completed all renovations.
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Pop culture references

  • In the 1996 animated movie, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America, Butt-Head asks Bruce Willis's character, Muddy Grimes if they missed Baywatch. Muddy then pulls out his gun and shoots his TV screen. His reply is, "no".
  • In the movie Gigli, the character of Brian, played by Justin Bartha, is an avid fan of Baywatch and thinks that the beach in the show is a real place where the girls from the show live.
  • In the early seasons of the TV show Friends, Joey and Chandler are big fans of Baywatch and Chandler is in 'love' with Yasmine Bleeth.
  • In the film Borat, whilst in America, Borat watches an episode of Baywatch and then falls in love with CJ Parker (Pamela Anderson) and travels across America to meet her and finally does at a book signing.

DVD releases

Baywatch Nightmare Bay/River of No Return DVD
Australia: Seasons 1-4 have been released in collector's edition boxsets.
Finland: Seasons 1-3 have been released by Futurefilm.
Germany: Seasons 1 to 11 have been released. These releases are presented exactly as they originally aired, albeit with German language credits (These are also available in the U.K. from amazon as imports).
Italy: Seasons 1, 5 and 6 have been released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
Netherlands: Seasons 3 have been released.
Sweden: Seasons 1-3 have been released.
UK: Seasons 1 and 2 have been released.
.USA: In June 1999 a single disc DVD was released featuring two 2-part episodes from the show's original run ("Nightmare Bay" part 1 and 2 from Season 2, and "River of No Return" part 1 & 2 from Season 3).^ Season 7, Episode 14 Talk Show .
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^ Season 4, Episode 17 Rescue Bay .
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^ Season 8, Episode 12 No Way Out .
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These episodes are absent from the U.S. box sets of their respective seasons mentioned below.
Three seasons have since been released on DVD by First Look Studios. Although the box sets are labeled "Season 1," "Season 2," et cetera, the sets actually feature episodes of the following season (i.e. the "Season 1" box set contains the episodes of the literal second season (1991-1992) of the show). .The second and third sets were released on October 31, 2006. Each set features a disc with Season 1 episodes on it.^ Season 4, Episode 11 Second Time Around .
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^ Season 1, Episode 3 Second Wave .
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Fans will need to purchase all U.S. box set releases (the literal seasons 2-7) to complete season 1. It will then be possible to order a box from First Look to hold the six discs. These releases also do not contain any of the original music as it appeared when the episodes aired. They have been removed due to copyright agreements.[5]

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See also

References

External links


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