Developing: After 23 years on the air, the FOX Network has canceled John Walsh’s crime program “America’s Most Wanted.”
A FOX Network executive confirmed the news during a conference call with entertainment reporters Monday morning, citing “economic reasons” as the cause behind the show’s cancellation.
The show was temporarily canceled in 1996 while FOX experimented with an all-comedy lineup on Saturday evenings. The series was brought back to FOX after overwhelming fan demand.
The show was the first hit for the budding FOX group in the late 1980s and became the longest-running series on the network. Weekly profiles of criminals on the show have led to over 1,100 captures.
America’s Most Wanted will continue on FOX as quarterly specials only, with encores of other FOX shows airing in its 9pm time slot starting next season. [TVLine]

Developing: After 23 years on the air, the FOX Network has canceled John Walsh’s crime program “America’s Most Wanted.”

A FOX Network executive confirmed the news during a conference call with entertainment reporters Monday morning, citing “economic reasons” as the cause behind the show’s cancellation.

The show was temporarily canceled in 1996 while FOX experimented with an all-comedy lineup on Saturday evenings. The series was brought back to FOX after overwhelming fan demand.

The show was the first hit for the budding FOX group in the late 1980s and became the longest-running series on the network. Weekly profiles of criminals on the show have led to over 1,100 captures.

America’s Most Wanted will continue on FOX as quarterly specials only, with encores of other FOX shows airing in its 9pm time slot starting next season. [TVLine]

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    Artieohwhatdahell.gif 1) how much does AMW actually cost to produce anyway? it can’t be that much. and 2) what does Fox...
  3. diegueno reblogged this from matthewkeys and added:
    I’d bet that one aspect of our national zeitgeist hasn’t changed, unfortunately. This choice is even more puzzling...
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    Awwwwww…. I love him.
  6. shortformblog reblogged this from matthewkeys and added:
    Also of note: It appears the series might still have some life in it (at least in the form of specials). “It was...