Baywatch Nights

Baywatch Nights is an American police and science-fiction drama series that aired in syndication from 1995 to 1997. Created by Douglas Schwartz, David Hasselhoff, and Gregory J. Bonann, the series is a spin-off from the television series, Baywatch.[1][2]

Baywatch Nights
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GenreCrime Drama
Science fiction
Created byMichael Berk
Gregory J. Bonann
David Hasselhoff
Douglas Schwartz
StarringDavid Hasselhoff
Gregory Alan Williams
Angie Harmon
Lisa Stahl
Lou Rawls
Eddie Cibrian
Donna D'Errico
Dorian Gregory
Opening theme"After the Sun Goes Down" performed by Lou Rawls (season one)
"The Nights Will Never Be the Same", performed by Alfonzo Blackwell (season two)
Ending theme"Into the Night", performed by David Hasselhoff
(season one)
"The Nights Will Never Be the Same" (short version), performed by Alfonzo Blackwell (season two)
ComposersJohn D'Andrea
Tom Harriman
Mark Holden
Cory Lerios
Matthias Weber
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes44 (list of episodes)
Executive producersMichael Berk
Gregory J. Bonann
David Hasselhoff
Maurice Hurley
Douglas Schwartz
ProducersJohn F. Burnett
Francis Conway
James Pergola
Bruce A. Pobjoy
Running time45–48 minutes
Production companiesThe Baywatch Company
Tower 12 Productions
Tower 18 Productions Company (1996–1997)
DistributorAll American Television
Original networkSyndication
Original releaseSeptember 30, 1995 (1995-09-30) –
May 16, 1997 (1997-05-16)
Related showsBaywatch


The original premise of the series was that during a midlife crisis, Sgt. Garner Ellerbee (Gregory Alan Williams), who was the resident police officer of Baywatch since the beginning of the series, decides to quit his job as a police officer and form a detective agency. Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff), his friend from Baywatch, joins to support him and they are, in turn, joined by a detective named Ryan McBride (Angie Harmon). Singer Lou Rawls, who starred in the first season, performed the series theme song, "After the Sun Goes Down", alongside David Hasselhoff. Rawls played the role of Lou Raymond, owner of the nightclub where the detective agency rented its office. Midway into the first season, the series added two new cast members: Eddie Cibrian and Donna D'Errico.

For the second season, facing slipping ratings, which were never as good as the original series, the producers decided to switch to a science-fiction format (inspired by the success of The X-Files). Gregory Alan Williams left the series and was replaced by Dorian Gregory as Diamont Teague, a paranormal expert. The new format did not help the series and it was canceled after the second season. The character Donna Marco was later carried over to the original Baywatch series afterwards.


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
122September 30, 1995 (1995-09-30)May 18, 1996 (1996-05-18)
222September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)May 17, 1997 (1997-05-17)


Guests from BaywatchEdit

Home video releasesEdit

Shock Entertainment released both seasons on DVD in Region 4 (Australia) on September 18, 2013.[3][4]


  1. ^ Kronke, David (1995-09-29). "Shining the Light of Day on Fleshy 'Baywatch Nights'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-10-16.
  2. ^ Maçek III, J.C. (12 January 2017). "What Happens When Happy Shows Turn All X-Files on You?". PopMatters.
  3. ^ "Baywatch: Nights – Season 1". Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.
  4. ^ "Baywatch: Nights – Season 2". Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2013-11-12.

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