Still in time for the summer, cable channel Jeepney TV had an entire generation excited over the premiere of the “ultimate summer throwback” Baywatch this week.
Many years later, Baywatch is calling Jeepney TV as it becomes the first local channel to revive the top-rating American TV series, which captured Filipino audiences during its initial run on ABS-CBN some 15 years ago.
Baywatch follows the story of lifeguards led by Mitch Buchannon portrayed by David Hasselhoff and the relationships of the team of lifeguards who patrol the California beach. The show had a total of 11 seasons, running from 1989 to 2001, and at its peak was seen in 148 countries around the world with an estimated 1.1 billion viewers per week.
Baywatch now airs weekdays at 12 noon and 7 p.m. on weekdays over Jeepney TV.