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Lifetime Cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

Ran for 44 episodes since net revived show in 2011 3/28/2013 09:38:21 PM Eastern

Lifetime has decided to not pick up additional episodes of America's Most Wanted, effectively ending
the longrunning reality series after 25 seasons.

The network is developing a pilot with AMW star John Walsh
that would have a similar theme.

After
being canceled by Fox after a 24-year run, Lifetime picked up America's Most Wanted for a 25th season
that debuted in December 2011. The network ordered an additional 20 episodes in
March 2012. AMW ended up running for 44 episodes on Lifetime.

In
its 25 years on the air, America's
Most Wanted
 has played a role in the capture of more than
1,100 fugitives in the U.S. and in 30 countries,
including 17 criminals who were listed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted. AMW also has assisted in the rescue of 61 children.

TV Guide first reported the
story.

 

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