Series Summary
Get your swimsuits ready. Lt. Mitch Buchannon is the dedicated leader of a group of lifeguards at Malibu Beach in Los Angeles. This soap opera features a lot of sand, sun and bikinis, but also tackles many serious themes and features multifaceted characters. "Baywatch" is known for using slow motion when the lifeguards are running.

Air Dates: 1989 - Present

Genres: Drama, Action

Network: NBC

  • Season 9, Ep. 22 : Castles in the SandMay 17, 1999

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    Cody's (David Chokachi) new boat is stolen; Mitch and Alex (David Hasselhoff, Mitzi Kapture) pretend to be a couple to save an impending marriage.

  • Season 9, Ep. 21 : Galaxy GirlsMay 10, 1999

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    April and Jessie must find a celebrity host for a beauty and fitness competition; Alex must contend with Newmie's feelings.

  • Season 9, Ep. 20 : Wave RageMay 3, 1999

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    Neely causes major disruptions to the Baywatch team; Manny has a terrible accident. Guest starring Jennifer Lynn Campbell.

  • Season 9, Ep. 19 : Double JeopardyApr 26, 1999

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    Alex becomes involved with some questionable characters after saving a motorcycle victim; Hobie tries to gain independence from Mitch.

  • Season 9, Ep. 18 : WaterdanceMar 22, 1999

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    Mitch and Cody (David Hasselhoff, David Chokachi) attempt to uncover the mysterious situation surrounding a beautiful violinist.

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  • Although the sights are beautiful, the premiere is less a story than a seascape, lacking the dramatic intensity and credible characters necessary to sustain an hour...You suspect that the creators of Baywatch are lifeguards moonlighting as writers. Show More

  • Judging by its initial effort, it's a harmless, pretty romp. [22 Sept 1989, p.1] Show More

  • There's no depth in Bodwatch -- er, Baywatch. It is what it is -- a day at the beach. Hunks 'n' Babes with Bodacious Bods, Sullying Sand 'n' Surf with Silly Stories. [22 Sept 1989, p.1] Show More

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