America's Most Wanted Nabs Home on Lifetime

Lifetime has come to the rescue of the long-running America’s Most Wanted.

The cabler announced Tuesday the pick-up of the crime-fighting series, which earlier this year was demoted by Fox from a weekly manhunt to a series of quarterly specials.

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America’s Most Wanted is a seminal program that provides a very valuable service to both viewers and law enforcement agencies,” Lifetime president Nancy Dubuc said in a statement. “For more than two decades John Walsh has been leading the fight against crime and it’s an honor to partner with him on bringing back this important show.”

Walsh, executive producer and host of the groundbreaking program, echoed Dubec’s thoughts, saying, “I’ve always believed there was something very special about America’s Most Wanted and that there should be a home for it on television, and I couldn’t be happier to now be able bring it back on Lifetime.”

“We’ve often been called the court of last resort,” he added, “and now we are back in the game and ready to saddle up for another season to get justice for victims and put dangerous criminals behind bars.”

AMW will launch its 25th season later this year on Lifetime, with Fox still planning to run the aforementioned specials — the first of which is slated to air in October.

Comments (7)

  • Hooray! Glad this show will be back on the air. Once they aired a show, the criminal was usually caught fairly quickly afterwards.

    Comment by TVDIVA – September 6, 2011 05:37 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • what time does it come on

      Comment by Joycelyn Coleman – October 1, 2011 05:41 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Good! This show literally serves the public.

    Comment by Renee – September 6, 2011 06:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Now if only they’d start producing new episodes of Unsolved Mysteries!

    Comment by Sivat – September 6, 2011 07:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Me Too! I loved that show – his voice was perfect!

    Comment by Tiffany – September 7, 2011 07:56 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Please email me the date amw starts

    Comment by Brian Goldstein – October 14, 2011 07:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Omg im so happy the show is comeing back on now we all can see if the person we are standin next to is wanted we need the show I love it every saturday it came on I was watchin……

    Comment by Lady – November 19, 2011 10:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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