“America’s Most Wanted,” the long-running crime series that was effectively canceled by Fox in May, has found a new home. Lifetime, the network arguably best-known for its female-focused original movies and series, has acquired the rights to the series, which will produce new episodes for the cabler starting later this year.
“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 bring it back on Lifetime,” said host and EP John Walsh in a statement. “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.”
Lifetime has had plenty of success with crime shows, and programs like “AMW” actually skew toward female viewers. For “AMW,” Lifetime is also a saving grace, and will allow the series to celebrate its 25th anniversary.