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Lifetime Cancels 'America's Most Wanted'

Net Ran 44 Episodes After Reviving Show in 2011 3/28/2013 7:43 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.