What a shame, Fox has canceled the long running crime TV show, ‘AMERICA’S MOST WANTED’. For years every Saturday night John Walsh and the AMW gang have presented and informed America with the stories of crimes and the faces of people that we should be on the look out for. Sources say that AMW will have specials instead of a weekly show. John Walsh, the victim of crime with the loss of his son Adam Walsh, has hosted the show for its entire 23 year run.
Good news for criminals: Fox is cancelling its long-running crime-stopping series America’s Most Wanted.
The series profiling men and women wanted by law enforcement agencies has been on the air since 1988 and consistently wins its time period. A few years ago it announced the capture of its 1,000th criminal.
When it comes down to it, it’s all about money. It is hard to believe that such a show in this day and age of crime, fugitives, sex predators and dirt bags cannot make a profit. As Hot Air reminds us, this isn’t the first time that Fox wanted to cancel the show. Although there are certain aspects of the show that need to be retooled and made to be made for ‘real time’, the concept is there and I am sure that AMW will find a nwe home maybe on Lifetime or Tru TV. The major networks are too busy running reruns of the Simpsons and reality TV to air such a show on a Saturday night. Although, one would think that FOX News would have room on the weekend as opposed to showing some of the programming they air.
America’s Most Wanted has a good chance of finding a home someplace else. The show averaged 5 million viewers this season and a 1.7 rating in the adult demo — pretty impressive for a Saturday, though that number was down slightly from last year. The main issue with the show wasn’t its popularity, but the cost of production.
We can only hope that America’s Most Wanted’ lands on another network. Shows of this importance and significance need to be on TV. A note to network execs … AMW is real Reality TV.