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