John Walsh To Bring ‘Most Wanted’ To Lifetime

by | September 6, 2011 at 5:39 PM | TV News

By Frazier Moore,  AP Television Writer

NEW YORK –  “America’s Most Wanted” is resuming its decades-long run on a new network, Lifetime, host John Walsh and the network said Tuesday.

The deal will restore to the air Walsh’s weekly criminal roundup, which since 1988 has helped bring almost 1,200 fugitives to justice.

The series will return for its 25th season later this year.

In May, Fox announced it was axing the series, citing high production costs, though the network said it would air four quarterly specials in the coming season. The first of those specials will air in October.

But Fox’s final weekly “AMW” was telecast in June.

In a happy coincidence, on Saturday, Walsh will get a special Emmy Award in tribute to his show.

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