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Lifetime Cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

By April 1, 2013

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Once again, the popular fugitive-hunting show "America's Most Wanted" has been cancelled. Lifetime, the network that picked up the show after it was canned by Fox in 2011, announced that it is dropping the long-running crime-fighting television show.

The show claims it has helped capture more than 1,100 fugitives in the United States and 30 other countries since it began in 1988.

The show ran for 44 episodes on Lifetime after a 24-year run on the Fox network. The show was started by John Walsh, an advocate for crime victims after his son Adam was abducted in 1981.

New Show Proposed?

Fox once planned to cancel it, but kept the show going after an outpouring of support from fans. Citing a lack of profitability, the network finally cancelled AMW in 2011 and Lifetime picked it up.

Reportedly, Lifetime is in talks with Walsh to create a pilot for a new show, "John Walsh Investigates."

There is also the possibility that the producers of the show may once again try to find another network home.

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Lifetime cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

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April 3, 2013 at 10:33 am
(1) Jane I says:

I can’t believe that they keep some of the JUNK on TV,but they cancel a show like AMW,which helps keeps our streets safe..I hope some other network will pick it up.

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April 4, 2013 at 11:51 am
(3) rose young-stewart says:

I have absolutely no idea what comment number two means but in my comment i want to say cancelling Americas Most Wanted is , to me, like sticking a gun in the ribs of all law enforcement.

April 5, 2013 at 10:46 pm
(4) Dorothy Lefebvre says:

Hello, I’m happy to hear that you are coming back on are channels specially in British Columbia one canadian channels will be better if you can please do so .

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