05/17/2011

Lawmen 'shocked' as 'America's Most Wanted' is canceled after 23 years

The weekly program — whose high profile and flurry of called-in tips helped local, national and international law enforcement officials nab more than 1,100 bad guys — will go away after June 18

By Mike Thomas
Chicago Sun-Times

'America's Most Wanted' host John Walsh isn't burned out, nor does he plan to fade away anytime soon. But he'll likely need to find another home for his long-running true crime show, which aired on Fox for 23 years until its cancellation Monday.

While four more episodes of "Wanted" will trickle out as two-hour specials, the weekly program — whose high profile and flurry of called-in tips helped local, national and international law enforcement officials nab more than 1,100 bad guys — will go away after June 18.

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