TVLine Items: America's Most Wanted Axed Again, NBC's Coma Pilot Delayed and More!

America's Most Wanted CancelledAmerica’s Most Wanted can’t seem to outrun cancellation.

The crime-fighting series — which endured its first axing at the hands of Fox in 2011 — has not been renewed for a 26th season by Lifetime, the cabler it currently calls home, TV Guide Magazine reports.

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Once again, host and creator John Walsh‘s production company is said to be looking into shopping AMW elsewhere. Walsh, meanwhile, is staying in business with Lifetime on a new pilot titled John Walsh Investigates. The project will continue to showcase the host’s skills as a victims’ advocate.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• NBC is putting Girlfriend in a Coma to sleep… for now. Per Deadline, the network’s comedy pilot has been pushed back after difficultly replacing leading lady Christina Ricci, who recently exited the project. A fave of NBC execs, Coma — about a woman who awakens from a prolonged unconsciousness to discover she has a teenage daughter — will now be developed off-cycle, with filming tentatively slated for June.

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• Vanessa Lachey has joined Dads, Seth MacFarlane’s new live-action comedy for Fox. The six-episode series centers on two video game entrepreneurs, Warner (The Mindy Project’s Thomas Dewey) and Eli (Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s Seth Green), whose lives are turned upside-down when their fathers move in with them. Per Deadline, former TRL host Lachey will play Warner’s wife.

• Martin Scorsese is teaming with Miramax to develop a series based on the acclaimed director’s 2002 film Gangs of New York. The TV version will focus on the more vast subject of the birth of organized crime in America.

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  1. Esaul says:

    Growing up, my mom would always watch AMW. I hope it does find another home, despite its low ratings. The show does some good compared to a bunch of the reality shows on tv these days.

  2. Brian says:

    The Martin Scorsese series sounds interesting but they will only pull it off if it is on cable. As for Girlfriend in a Coma…stick a fork in it, it’s done. I know NBC is desperate but really?!?

    • Britta Unfiltered says:

      Yeah, that definitely sounds like it will have to be an HBO or Showtime series. Probably HBO since they already have Scorsese’s Boardwalk Empire.

  3. Rob Davis says:

    Thanks for info on Dads. In my opinion if the network doesn’t have any more trust than 6 episodes, then I’ll pass. I’m not investing my time and loyalty anymore to these half-a$%#d attempts at entertainment. I am no longer putting up with 6-10-13 episodes of a program I enjoy being gone 39+ weeks after each run. There used to be another name for these: min-series. A series was 22-25 episodes, and not broken in two by 4 months of so-called hiatus. Why won’t you call out the networks for this abuse? Yes, abuse.

    • nick1372 says:

      You’re interpreting this wrong. Dads’ six-episode order is what’s known as a “blind commitment”, meaning that it’s at the same stage as a pilot. It still has to actually get picked up to series, and when it does, it will almost certainly be upgraded to 13 or 22 episodes.

  4. Tybois says:

    AMW would have a nice home on Saturday Nights before “48 Hours” on CBS. 48 Hours is now all crime, all the time, so having AMW as a lead-in would be good for both programs.

    • Jay says:

      That is a perfect idea! If there is anybody besides me still reading this page, tell someone who can make it happen. They have to be on Facebook or Twitter or something!