Safe Harbor
Created byBrenda Hampton
Written by
  • Brenda Hampton
  • Chris Olsen
  • Jeff Olsen
  • Sue Tenney
Directed by
ComposerKevin Kiner
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • Ron Darian
  • Peter Dunne
  • S. Bryan Hickox
  • Catherine LePard
  • Lore Kimbrough
  • Sue Tenney
  • Chris Olsen
  • Jeff Olsen
Camera setupFilm; Single-camera
Running time60 minutes
Production companySpelling Television[1]
Original networkThe WB
Picture formatNTSC
Original releaseSeptember 20 (1999-09-20) –
November 28, 1999 (1999-11-28)

Safe Harbor is an American drama television series that aired on The WB[2] from September 20 to November 28, 1999. The series was created and executive produced by Brenda Hampton, who at the time was best known for work on the fellow WB series 7th Heaven, the series was paired with 7th Heaven on the network's Monday night lineup. Despite 7th Heaven being the No. 1 show on The WB during the 1999-2000 season,[3] Safe Harbor was unable to hold a solid audience after 7th Heaven and was canceled after ten episodes and one season with the show moving to Sunday nights where the last two episodes aired.


John Loring (Gregory Harrison) is the sheriff of a local Florida town named Magic Beach. He is a widower who has his hands full finding the truth behind his wife's death and raising his three sons Hayden (Christopher Khayman Lee), Turner (Jeremy Lelliott) and Jeff (Jamie Williams). Jeff is best friends with Chris (Orlando Brown) and Jamie (Chyler Leigh) is a runaway that John cares for. Helping John raise his kids is his eccentric mother Grandma Loring (Rue McClanahan) who runs the local beach-side motel.



No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1"One More Time: The Great Escape"UnknownUnknownSeptember 20, 1999 (1999-09-20)
2"Can't Touch That"UnknownUnknownSeptember 27, 1999 (1999-09-27)
3"Dog Day Afternoons and Nights"Harvey LaidmanElaine ArataOctober 4, 1999 (1999-10-04)
4"By Any Means Necessary"UnknownUnknownOctober 11, 1999 (1999-10-11)
5"Older Women, Younger Men"UnknownUnknownOctober 18, 1999 (1999-10-18)
6"Life Insurance"UnknownUnknownNovember 1, 1999 (1999-11-01)
7"The Invasion"UnknownUnknownNovember 8, 1999 (1999-11-08)
8"The Un-Thanksgiving Show"UnknownUnknownNovember 15, 1999 (1999-11-15)
9"One for the Road"Les SheldonChris Olsen & Jeff OlsenNovember 21, 1999 (1999-11-21)
10"Boys Will Be Boys"Tony MordenteBrenda HamptonNovember 28, 1999 (1999-11-28)


  1. ^ Belcher, Walt (November 15, 1999). "'Safe Harbor' in danger of cancellation". The Tampa Tribune. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  2. ^ Huff, Richard (October 25, 1999). "WB's 'Safe Harbor' finds itself in risky waters". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  3. ^ "US-Jarescharts". Quoten Meter. May 30, 2002. Retrieved 2010-01-10.