The show's purpose is to assist law enforcement in the apprehension of fugitives wanted for various crimes including murder, white collar crime, terrorism, and many more.
America's Most Wanted is the longest-running TV series in the history of the FOX network, with its first episode airing in 1988. The show has helped capture over 1000 fugitives and recover over 50 missing persons.
One of the shows that is credited for bringing reality television to mainstream, the idea for it came from other reality crime shows in the 60s and 80s. The show was canceled for a month and a half in the fall of 1996 but returned after protests from the public and law enforcement.
The show often profiles criminals who are currently on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list. The toll-free-hotline number to report any tips on any case featured on the show is 1-800-CRIME-TV (1-800-274-6388).
Posted 09/06/15 at 15:29:03
Ya needs come back on
Posted 09/13/14 at 08:23:23
I agree with most of the comments here. As stated by others the great thing about this show is it raised awareness, help catch lots of criminals. And as somebody else stated even if it ran ounce a month that would be better then nothing. I felt a whole lot safer when this show was running. Who wouldn't want to know if the criminal that moved in next door was in fact a criminal.
Posted 03/23/14 at 22:48:21
I hate that this show is off the air. Especially considering all the crap that's on TV. Please Fox or someone, put it back on the air. Even once a month would be better than nothing.
Posted 03/04/14 at 01:16:54
It's a damn shame to see this show cancelled TWICE. I consider this show to be an important news program that raises awareness of not only criminals, but also missing adults and children. Even the website is going to pot. I wish that Fox, HLN, or someone would somehow take this show back.
Posted 08/23/13 at 14:26:19
Everyone who loved AMW should tell Mr. Walsh he sould get his own tv station, I'm sure all the fans will help him pay for it with small donations. Just think every fan sends $100 am month, that would be Millions every month Thank about it Robert Greene
Posted 06/27/13 at 01:59:02
AHHHHHH! That show caught thousands of murders and criminals since its Fox days! Who is going to catch them NOW? AMW should never be off the air! It's way too important--it's not just a tv show! It saves lives!!
Posted 05/20/13 at 18:57:13
I usually love lifetime but they sure keep canceling all the good shows they have two stations there is plenty of time to run everything and if there isnt i am sure the have the viewers to add a third station come on now lifetime network quit cancel ing all these good shows
Posted 05/16/13 at 20:41:37
That really sucks that it got cancelled.It seems like every time I really like something it gets cancelled.Lifetime, please,please,please bring it back!!!!I am sure John Walsh is still ready to work!!!!
Posted 04/28/13 at 10:25:04
What happen? Did the FBI decided to stop funding it?
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