Lifetime cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

Hosted and executive produced by John Walsh, "America's Most Wanted" helped capture more than 1,100 fugitives in the U.S.

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  • "Most Wanted" premiered on Fox in 1988
  • That network canceled the show in 2011 and Lifetime picked it up
  • The show may be shopped around to other networks
Lifetime has canceled long-running, crime-busting show "America's Most Wanted," EW has confirmed. Though there's another show on the horizon for host John Walsh, who is developing a pilot with Lifetime. (TV Guide exclusively reported the news.)
"Most Wanted" premiered on Fox in 1988 and since has helped lead to the capture of over 1,100 fugitives both in the United States and 30 additional countries. Lifetime picked up the series in 2011 after Fox canceled the program, citing a lack of profitability.
As to the possibility that Walsh's production company or 20th Television will shop the show around to other networks, reps for AMW had not responded to EW's request for comment at time of publication.