High Tide (TV series)

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High Tide
Genre Detective fiction
Created by Jeff Franklin
Steve Waterman
Starring Rick Springfield
Yannick Bisson
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 72
Production
Production location(s) Auckland, New Zealand
California
Camera setup Single-camera
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Franklin/Waterman Productions
(1994)
(season 1)
Franklin/Waterman 2 Productions
(1994-1996)
(seasons 1-2)
Franklin/Waterman Worldwide
(1996-1997)
(season 3)
Distributor ACI Worldwide Distribution
Release
Original network Syndication
Original release September 24, 1994 (1994-09-24) – May 25, 1997 (1997-05-25)[1]

High Tide is an American television series created by Jeff Franklin and Steve Waterman and starring Rick Springfield and Yannick Bisson.[2] The syndicated[3] procedural aired from 1994 to 1997 and lasted 72 episodes over three seasons.[1]

Premise[edit]

Mick Barrett, a former police officer, works as a private detective with his younger brother Joey in San Diego.[4] For their work, they travel to exotic locales and, in their free time, they are surfers. At the beginning of the series, they work primarily for Gordon, a retired CIA agent.[5]

Cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1994–95)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Let Us Prey"Seamus O'NeillTim MinearSeptember 24, 1994 (1994-09-24)
22"Beauty's Only Skin Deep"Catherine MillarChris BaenaOctober 1, 1994 (1994-10-01)
33"Killer Wave"John WiseTim MinearOctober 8, 1994 (1994-10-08)
44"Party Time"Catherine MillarTim MinearOctober 15, 1994 (1994-10-15)
55"It Takes a Thief"Mike SmithChris BaenaOctober 22, 1994 (1994-10-22)
66"Hot Rocks"John WiseChris BaenaOctober 29, 1994 (1994-10-29)
77"Match Point"Noah WardTim Minear & Chris BaenaNovember 6, 1994 (1994-11-06)
88"Shanghied"Catherine MillarChris Baena & Tim MinearNovember 12, 1994 (1994-11-12)
99"Tight Spot"TBATBANovember 19, 1994 (1994-11-19)
1010"Revenge is Sweet"Catherine MillarMartin Cutler & Tim MinearNovember 26, 1994 (1994-11-26)
1111"Sitting Ducks"TBATBADecember 11, 1994 (1994-12-11)
1212"So You Wanna Be a Cop"Rob StewartChris BaenaDecember 17, 1994 (1994-12-17)
1313"La Bamba"John WiseChris BaenaJanuary 21, 1995 (1995-01-21)
1414"The Runaways"Noah WardMichael FisherJanuary 28, 1995 (1995-01-28)
1515"A Clown Without Pity"TBATBAFebruary 4, 1995 (1995-02-04)
1616"Cash Crop"TBATBAFebruary 11, 1995 (1995-02-11)
1717"Dead in the Water"Rob StewartTim MinearFebruary 18, 1995 (1995-02-18)
1818"Road to Tiri Tiri"Noah WardTim Minear & Robert PatrickFebruary 25, 1995 (1995-02-25)
1919"Regarding Joey"TBATBAMarch 4, 1995 (1995-03-04)
2020"Pay Day"TBATBAMarch 25, 1995 (1995-03-25)
2121"The Chase"Noah WardChris BaenaApril 15, 1995 (1995-04-15)
2222"Dead Heat"Catherine MillarChris BaenaMay 6, 1995 (1995-05-06)
2323"Stalked"Brian Trenchard-Smith & John WiseTeleplay by: Tim Minear & Catherine Miller
Story by: Tim Minear
May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13)

Season 2 (1995–96)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
241"Personal Property"Al KindGenia ShipmanSeptember 24, 1995 (1995-09-24)
252"The Last Fight"Pierre ElvisRandy AndersonOctober 1, 1995 (1995-10-01)
263"The Grind"John ParagonChris BaenaOctober 8, 1995 (1995-10-08)
274"One on One"James LemmoTimothy Scott BogartOctober 15, 1995 (1995-10-15)
285"Mermaid"Joel BenderGuy ToubesOctober 22, 1995 (1995-10-22)
296"Barry"John ParagonRandy AndersonOctober 29, 1995 (1995-10-29)
307"Down South"John Grant WeilChris BaenaNovember 5, 1995 (1995-11-05)
318"Sea No Evil"Corey MichaelChris BaenaNovember 12, 1995 (1995-11-12)
329"Natural Born Surfers"Robert RadlerJames Hereth & Chris BaenaNovember 19, 1995 (1995-11-19)
3310"Thank Heaven for Little Girls"John Grant WeilTom Bogart & Chris BaenaNovember 26, 1995 (1995-11-26)
3411"Bikini Patrol"Joel BenderChris BaenaDecember 3, 1995 (1995-12-03)
3512"The Curse of High Tide"TBATBAJanuary 21, 1996 (1996-01-21)
3613"Beach Blanket Werewolf"Sean ChristopherChris BaenaJanuary 28, 1996 (1996-01-28)
3714"A Three Hour Tour"Robert RadlerChris BaenaFebruary 5, 1996 (1996-02-05)
3815"Old Friends"John Grant WeilChris BaenaFebruary 12, 1996 (1996-02-12)
3916"Out of the Ashes"Fritz KierschRhonda SmileyFebruary 19, 1996 (1996-02-19)
4017"Sunspirit"Tyler CaseyLouise Kobrak & Darek WellsFebruary 26, 1996 (1996-02-26)
4118"Code Name: Scorpion"John Grant WeilChris BaenaMarch 4, 1996 (1996-03-04)
4219"Sins of the Mother"Robert RadlerMatthew Rosenberg & Rhonda SmileyApril 22, 1996 (1996-04-22)
4320"Bad Influence"Sean ChristopherGenia ShipmanApril 28, 1996 (1996-04-28)
4421"Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: Part 1"John ParagonChris BaenaMay 5, 1996 (1996-05-05)
4522"Anything, Anytime, Anywhere: Part 2"Robert RadlerChris BaenaMay 12, 1996 (1996-05-12)
4623"Big Brother"William ClarkChris BaenaMay 19, 1996 (1996-05-19)
4724"Vintage Tide"Rex PianoRhonda SmileyMay 26, 1996 (1996-05-26)
4825"Dead Reckoning"Rex PianoChris BaenaJune 4, 1996 (1996-06-04)

Season 3 (1996–97)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
491"Starting Over"Chris O'NeillChris BaenaSeptember 22, 1996 (1996-09-22)
502"Deep Blue C-Notes"TBATBASeptember 29, 1996 (1996-09-29)
513"The Booster Club"TBATBAOctober 6, 1996 (1996-10-06)
524"Killshot"TBATBAOctober 13, 1996 (1996-10-13)
535"Goodbye, Mr. Chip"TBATBAOctober 20, 1996 (1996-10-20)
546"University Blues: Part 1"TBATimothy Scott Bogart & James Hereth & Guy ToubesOctober 27, 1996 (1996-10-27)
557"University Blues: Part 2"TBATimothy Scott Bogart & James Hereth & Guy ToubesNovember 4, 1996 (1996-11-04)
568"Sun, Surf and Homicide"TBATBANovember 11, 1996 (1996-11-11)
579"Someone to Watch Over Me"Joel BenderChris BaenaNovember 18, 1996 (1996-11-18)
5810"Mission Improbable"TBATBANovember 25, 1996 (1996-11-25)
5911"Dr. Feelgood"TBATBADecember 9, 1996 (1996-12-09)
6012"Three Barretts and a Baby"TBAJames HerethJanuary 20, 1997 (1997-01-20)
6113"The Old Flame"TBATBAJanuary 27, 1997 (1997-01-27)
6214"Open House"TBATBAFebruary 3, 1997 (1997-02-03)
6315"Little Black Book"TBATBAFebruary 10, 1997 (1997-02-10)
6416"A Rock and a Hard Place"TBATBAFebruary 17, 1997 (1997-02-17)
6517"Big Stakeout at Oxford"TBATBAFebruary 24, 1997 (1997-02-24)
6618"Girl On the Run"TBATBAMarch 3, 1997 (1997-03-03)
6719"Desperate Friday"TBATBAApril 21, 1997 (1997-04-21)
6820"Dead Men Don't Snore"TBATBAApril 28, 1997 (1997-04-28)
6921"Ghost Story"TBATBAMay 4, 1997 (1997-05-04)
7022"A Stitch in Time"TBATBAMay 11, 1997 (1997-05-11)
7123"Up And Away"TBATBAMay 18, 1997 (1997-05-18)
7224"Memories"TBATBAMay 25, 1997 (1997-05-25)

Production[edit]

George Segal appeared in a prominent recurring role in the first season, starting with the pilot.[8] Though the first season was filmed in Auckland, New Zealand, the latter two seasons were filmed in California.[9] Guest stars included Lucy Lawless, Sally Kirkland, Denise Richards, Thomas Jane, Patrick Wayne, and John Pinette.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "High Tide". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  2. ^ King, Susan (September 25, 1994). "The Why and How of First-Run Syndication". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ George Segal New York Times profile
  4. ^ MacGregor, Hilary (February 3, 1997). "Ventura's Star Is Rising: City finally lands its own beach mystery series as 'High Tide' rolls into town for its third season". Los Angeles Times.
  5. ^ Tim Brooks, Earle F. Marsh. The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. p. 613.
  6. ^ "Entertainment weekly". Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  7. ^ "CBC". Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  8. ^ Lowry, Brian (January 28, 1993). "Syndie fever at MCA, Col". Variety.
  9. ^ Gwen Ihnat. "Rick Springfield on True Detective, Meryl Streep, and "horseshit" '70s TV gigs". AV Club. Retrieved October 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "IMDB entry". Retrieved 5 February 2016.

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