This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on a crowded resort beach in sunny California. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers.
Last Episode11x22 Rescue Me Aired: May. 14, 2001
Sean faces the decision to leave for Australia or stay with Baywatch, while Leigh has agreed to marry Sean.
Series Fun Facts
- NBC canceled the show in 1990, after its first season. It was immediately revived in syndication, where it became one of the most popular shows in the world. At its height, it aired in 148…
[show]NBC canceled the show in 1990, after its first season. It was immediately revived in syndication, where it became one of the most popular shows in the world. At its height, it aired in 148 countries, on every continent except Antarctica. After 11 years in syndication, it was canceled for the second time in 2001.
- After NBC canceled the show in the United States, British broadcaster LWT (now part of ITV) stepped in to help save the program. At that time, it had helped ITV with its ratings war against the BBC.
- Richard Jaeckel's character Al Gibson died in the first episode. However, Richard Jaeckel returned as Lt. Ben Edwards (1991-1992) for Season 2.