Criminals rejoice … ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Canceled … WHAT A SHAME!

 

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.



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  • Comments

    5 Responses to “Criminals rejoice … ‘America’s Most Wanted’ Canceled … WHAT A SHAME!”

    1. Rusty Bridges on May 17th, 2011 6:50 am

      Somebody smart would pick this show up and modernize it. TMZ?
      __________
      SM: Um, I hope not. I would not want to see AMW go tabloid. I think it would diminish the brand, JMO.

      I do believe though that they are going to have to revamp the show and make it more real time. I remember when they followed the Natalee Holloway case that all of their material was so dated and many knew what they were presenting as news, weeks in advance.

      The need to spruce the show up and use a bit more technology.
      R

    2. Bill B on May 17th, 2011 7:13 am

      This would be a good show for NPR instead of listening to their biased views on politics we would have something that really does present a community service. Nah, no political gain = no NPR.

    3. A Texas Grandfather on May 17th, 2011 1:57 pm

      With the fast news cycles of today, the show did not present anything breaking. Maybe they will do just as Red suggested and use more technology.
      Perhaps a portion of the show could remain in its present foremat.
      America needs a show like this. We have far too many criminals in our society to let them have silence.

    4. rightknight on May 17th, 2011 1:57 pm

      This show encouraged the relationship between
      Law Enforcement and the People. I have been
      missing it already. Just as important as the emotional
      reenactments of the crimes were the photographs of
      the perps. Perhaps a bit of truncating in the acting
      department and a trifle more photos and descriptions
      of the perps would increase viewership and thus attract
      additional advertisers.

    5. Greg the Great on May 18th, 2011 5:55 am

      Did Walsh ever get his law funded? The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act (Pub.L. 109-248)

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