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|Genre|| Crime Drama |
|Created by|| Michael Berk |
Gregory J. Bonann
Gregory Alan Williams
|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|
"The Nights Will Never Be the Same" (short version), performed by Alfonzo Blackwell (season two)
|Composers|| John D'Andrea |
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||44 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Michael Berk|
Gregory J. Bonann
|Producers||John F. Burnett|
Bruce A. Pobjoy
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Production companies||The Baywatch Company|
Tower 12 Productions
Tower 18 Productions Company (1996–1997)
|Original release||September 30, 1995 –|
May 16, 1997
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