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‘America’s Most Wanted’ Canceled After 23 Years On Air

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NEW YORK (AP) — “America’s Most Wanted,” the Saturday night show that has profiled criminals on the lam since 1988, has been canceled.

Fox announced the cancellation Monday and will be replacing the show on the network’s regular schedule with reruns.

Fox said it would do four, two-hour “America’s Most Wanted” specials next season, but it will no longer be a regular fixture on the network schedule. The series, hosted by John Walsh, debuted in April 1988 and has been on Fox’s Saturday night schedule since 1994.

“We have not made money on the show for a while,” said Kevin Reilly, Fox’s entertainment president. “It was economically getting to the place where it was not viable anymore, but we wanted to keep the concept alive.”

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