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Baywatch Hawaii TV Show Canceled

February 8, 2001 GMT

HONOLULU (AP) _ The sun is setting on ``Baywatch Hawaii.″

After two years of filming on the islands, the TV show featuring lifeguards, beaches and tan bodies has been canceled.

Show publicist Kristin McEntee said the last episode will air the week of May 21.

``It’s been a great run,″ McEntee said Wednesday. ``It lasted longer than we thought. It’s sad.″

The show has been plagued by poor ratings since it left Los Angeles, where it filmed for nine years. Its longtime star, David Hasselhoff, made only occasional appearances after the move.

State government and tourism officials said it contributed tens of millions of dollars to Hawaii’s economy and provided valuable worldwide exposure for the islands.