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 8, Ep. 15 : To the MaxFeb 16, 1998

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    Cody and JD try to make extra money collecting sea urchins; Mitch has an unusual date; Lani loses her hearing during a rescue.

  • Season 8, Ep. 14 : Surf CityFeb 9, 1998

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    A midlife crisis has Craig eyeing April, who has just broken up with Manny; Cody and Lani try tandem surfing.

  • Season 8, Ep. 13 : CountdownFeb 2, 1998

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    Mitch and Cody must fight for their lives after they encounter thieves who have hidden a cache of stolen weapons in a sunken ship.

  • Season 8, Ep. 12 : No Way OutJan 26, 1998

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    April and Craig fight for their lives after being sucked into a power plant's intake pipe while scuba diving; Manny confronts his fears concerning April.

  • Season 8, Ep. 11 : HijackedDec 1, 1997

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    Caroline is hijacked by a young thief who forces her on a getaway chase with authorities; Donna confesses to Mitch that Neely is addicted to painkillers.

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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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