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  • TV-PG
  • 1989
  • 11 Seasons
  • 5.4  (30,187)

Baywatch, which aired from 1989 to 2001, is a classic American television drama series that revolves around the professional and personal lives of the lifeguards on the beaches of Los Angeles County in California. The show is known for its attractive cast, thrilling action sequences, and drama-filled storylines.

The show's main protagonist is Mitch Buchannon, played by David Hasselhoff, a veteran lifeguard who has been working on the beaches for over twenty years. He is the lieutenant of the Baywatch team and is responsible for managing the team, coordinating rescues, and ensuring that everyone stays safe. Mitch is a tough but fair leader who puts the safety of his team and those in need above everything else.

The other key characters are CJ Parker, played by Pamela Anderson, and Caroline Holden, played by Yasmine Bleeth. CJ is a beautiful and confident lifeguard who attracts a lot of attention on the beach. She is a skilled swimmer and spends a lot of time surfing, which often leads to her getting into trouble. Caroline is a young and ambitious lifeguard who is new to the team. She is determined to prove herself and gain the respect of her teammates.

The show is divided between episodes that deal with the team's professional lives and episodes that deal with their personal lives. In the professional episodes, the team is shown rescuing people from the water, dealing with shark attacks, and trying to prevent accidents before they happen. These episodes are full of action and suspense and are a major draw for viewers.

In the personal episodes, the show explores the relationships between the characters and their personal struggles. Mitch, for example, has to deal with the loss of his son, who died while serving in the military. He also has a complicated relationship with his ex-wife, who is a journalist trying to uncover corruption in the city government. CJ's personal life is often on display, as she attracts the attention of many men on the beach, and Caroline struggles to fit in and prove herself to her teammates.

Overall, Baywatch is a show that combines thrilling action with soap opera-style drama. The show's attractive cast, beautiful beach settings, and thrilling action sequences make it a classic of American television.

Baywatch is a series that is currently running and has 11 seasons (242 episodes). The series first aired on April 22, 1989.

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Rescue Me
22. Rescue Me
May 14, 2001
Sean has a decision - move to Australia or stay in Hawaii. Zack sees Leigh naked, leading to complications with her fiance Sam. Kekoa dumps JD and become a party girl. When Sam leaves Leigh at the altar, Sean asks Leigh to marry him instead.
Makapu'u Lighthouse
21. Makapu'u Lighthouse
May 7, 2001
For a rescue, Sean is awarded a free week at Hilton Hawaiian Village, which he declines. Zack pretends he's Sean and enjoys all the freebees, until Sean shows up! A pretty fashion photographer thinks Jason has top model potential.
Dead Reckoning
20. Dead Reckoning
April 30, 2001
Leigh takes over at Baywatch while Sean, Jason and Zack go to compete in a 12-mile race of natural obstacles. Jessie's presence at the race creates turmoil. Leigh and Jenna pretend to be lesbian lovers.
19. Trapped
April 23, 2001
Investigating toxic dumping, Sean and Leigh end up chained inside a chamber slowly filling with toxic seawater. Can Sam get them out in time? To raise money, Jason and Zack have to hula dance in grass skirts in front of a lot of women.
The Return of Jessie
18. The Return of Jessie
April 16, 2001
Kekoa is devastated when Jessie tells JD that he's the father of her child. A rescued body boarder is paralyzed. Sean has a romantic encounter with a beautiful, woman he thinks might really be Pele, the goddess fire.
My Father the Hero
17. My Father the Hero
February 26, 2001
Jenna invests all her money with an investment banker who turns out to be a con man. Derek Hart is the kind of man JD wishes he was. But when Derek jumps off a cliff, JD and Jason dive in to save his life, in more ways than one!
Good Man in a Storm
16. Good Man in a Storm
February 19, 2001
A hurricane hits Hawaii. Sean and Jenna get trapped in a WWII bunker and must put their hatred aside and work together to escape. Zack is trapped in headquarters with a thrill-seeking reporter that puts their lives in danger to get her story.
Father Faust
15. Father Faust
February 12, 2001
Baywatch faces two bizarre lawsuits. Kekoa's father wants her to break up with JD and quit lifeguarding. Zack runs the new Junior Lifeguards program. A government Investigation puts Sean's job, and the future of the Training Center in jeopardy.
The Stalker
14. The Stalker
February 5, 2001
Carrie rescues a spearfisherman who starts obsessively stalking her. Sean, Jason and Zack save her from his deadly pursuit, but can Carrie feel safe saving strangers again? Sean is jealous of Sam dating Leigh, but Leigh has doubts about Sam.
Boiling Point
13. Boiling Point
February 5, 2001
Zack corrupts the headquarters' computer system forcing everyone to work in the Dark Ages. Sean is freaked because a major donor is about to arrive in the midst of chaos. Jason saves Brit from her ex.
The Ex Files
12. The Ex Files
January 29, 2001
A series of fake rescue calls puts Sean, Jenna and Zack's lives in danger. Jenna replaces Councilman McKenna, giving her the power to shut down the Training Center! JD tries to get Kekoa's father to bless their relationship.
Black Widow
11. Black Widow
December 11, 2000
Leigh suspects Sasha, an attractive tourist, of murdering her husband. Betraying Leigh, Jason seduces Sasha with shocking results! Sean is shocked when he discovers the truth about his ex-wife's visit to Hawaii.
Ties that Bind
10. Ties that Bind
December 4, 2000
Zack is devastated when Sean promotes Carrie instead of him. Zack and Jason befriend a man and his teenage daughter who harbor a dangerous secret. Zack supplies a boat to escape to Maui, but disaster strikes before they get there.
9. Ben
November 27, 2000
Sean's incredible guilt after a surfing accident leads to a crisis of faith. Zack has to choose between loyalty to his Baywatch teammates and his competitive ambitions.
The Cage
8. The Cage
November 20, 2000
Sean confronts a "shark tour" operator dangerously dumping chum to lure sharks. A tourist who wants to be a hero to impress his son keeps interfering with Jason's rescues. JD and Kekoa try to keep their passionate relationship a secret.
Dream Girl
7. Dream Girl
November 13, 2000
Jenna convinces ruthless Councilman McKenna to close the Training Center. Sean suspends Zack after he severely injures JD during a rescue. Kekoa expresses her deep love for JD - but to Leigh! Zack sees a ghostly woman from his dreams.
Broken Promises
6. Broken Promises
November 6, 2000
To avoid jail, Danny joins Team Baywatch. Leigh doesn't trust him. Kekoa battles her father over her lifeguard career and moves out. JD, Zack and Jason hustle two gorgeous women who turn out to be con artists who turn the tables on them.
Stone Cold
5. Stone Cold
October 30, 2000
A plane carrying a donor heart crashes, and it's up to Jason to makes a desperate dive to retrieve the heart before the patient dies. Two hooligans steal a car and end up trapped underwater. Jenna tries to get Leigh to turn against Sean.
Dangerous Games
4. Dangerous Games
October 23, 2000
Leigh goes hang gliding with Sam Parks, a daredevil pilot who puts her life in danger. Things go horribly wrong when Kekoa's cousin, Nani, parties on a boat with drunken frat boys and ends up alone in the ocean.
Bad Boyz
3. Bad Boyz
October 16, 2000
Sean and Jenna clash when she tries to close Baywatch so investors can develop the property. Carrie is afraid she's not lifeguard material after her reluctance to jump into the water from a hovering helicopter.
A Knife in the Heart
2. A Knife in the Heart
October 9, 2000
Baywatch faces a lawsuit after a rescue. Zack pursues Carrie while she's pursuing Jason.
Soul Survivor
1. Soul Survivor
October 2, 2000
Sean clashes with Jenna. A new love triangle emerges between new recruit Zack and rookie hopeful Carrie, who's more interested in Jason. Sean and new lifeguard Leigh Dwyer confront daredevil Cliff, whose dangerous antics disrupt the Baywatch team.
Where to Watch Baywatch
Baywatch is available for streaming on the website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Baywatch on demand at Amazon Prime, Tubi TV and Peacock.
  • Premiere Date
    April 22, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    5.4  (30,187)