Lifetime Cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

The cable network is also developing a new, similarly themed show with host John Walsh.

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Lifetime Sets 'America's Most Wanted' Premiere Date

Lifetime has a date with  America's Most Wanted . The  John Walsh -hosted series will open its 25th season and mark its Lifetime premiere on Friday, Dec. 2 at 9 p.m., the network announced Tuesday. The female-skewing cable network  picked up 20 hourlong episodes  of the crime-fighting show in September, taking over weekly installments of the series that has captured more than 1,100 fugitives from Fox. Read More...

'America's Most Wanted' moves to Lifetime

"America's Most Wanted" has found a new home -- although it will remain a presence at its old home for at least the next year.The crime-busting series, which has been part of FOX since the very early days of the network, will move to Lifetime later this year. There's no word yet on a premiere date for the show on cable."'America's Most Wanted' is a seminal program that provides a very valuable service to both viewers and law enforcement agencies," Lifetime president and general manager Nancy Dubuc says in a statement. "For more than two decades [host/executive producer] John Walsh has been leading the fight against crime and it's an honor to partner with him on bringing back this important show."Lifetime's pickup of "AMW" comes a few months after FOX said it would no longer air the show as a weekly series but instead trim it back to quarterly specials. A FOX rep tells Zap2it...

'America's Most Wanted': The show will go on

Rumors are swirling that "America's Most Wanted" will not return this season because a satellite production office has closed down in Los Angeles. But the show is mostly produced from Washington, D.C., and John Walsh and FOX insiders maintain that the show will be back Sept. 11. "There are a couple of wildly inaccurate stories out there right now, but rest assured 'AMW' is premiering next month," says a network representative. The 24th anniversary of the show will launch with a hunt for a homegrown terrorist. Walsh, 64, is more of an honorary cop than a gushing host, and remains proud that the show has led to 1,125 arrests over the years. "It is still a passion for me," Walsh tells Zap2it, yet muses on what could him not do the show anymore. To Read More Click Here .

Ratings: Jon & Kate Deliver a Big Plus!

See what just a little bit of ink will get you? The Season 5 premiere of TLC's Jon & Kate plus 8 delivered 9.8 million total viewers - the cabler's largest audience ever, and its best draw since an April 2003 Trading Spaces special. It's also more than double what the increasingly dysfunctional parents scored with their previous, less tabloidy premiere. Leading out of Jon & Kate, TLC's Cake Boss only held on to 3.2 million viewers for its premiere. (Hey, maybe people prefer sour over sweet?) Other recent ratings notes: * Harper's Island on Saturday night scored 3.89 mil, besting America's Most Wanted and a Southland repeat, but not ABC's NBA finals coverage. * On Monday, The Bachelorette made a date with 6 mil, down markedly from last week's premiere. ABC's Here Come the Newlyweds in turn debuted to 4.98 mil, placing third far behind a CSI: Miami rerun (7.76 mil) and a fresh Medium (7.75 mi). Source Here