'Most Wanted' on the move
That was met with skepticism, and host
But as it turns out, Fox is as good as its word, and the first two-hour "AMW" special, "America's Most Wanted: 50 Fugitives 50 States Special Edition," airs Saturday, Oct. 29.
At the same time, Walsh succeeded in his quest to keep the show going on a weekly basis. In early September, female-skewing cablenet
In a statement, Walsh said, "I've always believed there was something very special about 'America's Most Wanted' and that there should be a home for it on television, and I couldn't be happier to now be able to bring it back on Lifetime.
"We've often been called the court of last resort. Now we are back in the game and ready to saddle up for another season to get justice for victims and put dangerous criminals behind bars."
In addition, before the Lifetime pickup became a reality, the
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Former hotel developer Walsh got into the justice business after his 6-year-old son, Adam, was abducted and found murdered in Florida in 1981. Since its premiere on Fox in 1988, "America's Most Wanted" has helped catch more than 1,100 fugitives and find more than 50 missing children.
The prime suspect in