'The end of John Walsh's television run was short-lived, with Lifetime acquiring America's Most Wanted to debut with originals later this year, said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of Lifetime Networks.
When it premieres on Lifetime, the show will hit a quarter-century on the air.
"America's Most Wanted is a seminal program that provides a very valuable service to both viewers and law enforcement agencies," said Dubuc in a statement. "For more than two decades John Walsh has been leading the fight against crime and it's an honor to partner with him on bringing back this important show."
"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 Walsh, also 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."
At the advertising upfronts in May, Fox announced that it was dropping the long-running show from its Saturday evening lineup. The show, produced by Twentieth Century Fox, will air in four two-hour quarterly specials on Fox this fall.