This long-running series follows the adventures of a team of lifeguards on the crowded beaches of Los Angeles County. Veteran lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (David Hasselhoff) watches over the younger lifeguards that come and go with each passing season as they keep the beaches safe for vacationers. Frequently, he must take action to save them from the raging seas and from the raging tempers that sometimes flare up between the young guards in this stressful job. The show ran from 1989 to 1999 (and 1999-2001 as Baywatch Hawaii). According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baywatch is the most watched television show in the world of all time, with over 1.1 billion viewers. The show was hugely successful, especially internationally. The show soon led to a spin-off: Baywatch Nights. Stars who became famous were Pamela Anderson, who played the buxom C.J. Parker, Yasmine Bleeth, Carmen Electra, Erika Eleniak, Donna D'Errico, Nicole Eggert, David Chokachi, Gena Lee Nolin, Sebastian Siegel, Jaason Simmons and Kelly Slater, a pro surfer, among many others. Erin Gray, former star of Silver Spoons and Buck Rogers, was among the cast.