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America's Most Wanted

America's Most Wanted

Photo Credit:  FOX
  • Premiered: 
    April 10, 1988
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  • Network: Fox
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Created by John Walsh 
  • Subject Matter: Crime
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    Season 21

Plot Synopsis

This long running crime-fighting series hosted by John Walsh targets dangerous fugitives and, with the help of viewers, starts a relentless pursuit of the criminals profiled. Regular updates are provided until the featured criminals are caught.

AMERICA'S MOST WANTED returned to FOX on Monday, January 22, 2024 from 8-9pm ET/PT with its Emmy-Award winning series host John Walsh stepping back into his role, this season with his son, Callahan Walsh, joining him as co-host. Callahan is a child advocate for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and continues to support his father's longstanding mission to be a powerful voice for crime victims around the world. Produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment, AMERICA'S MOST WANTED will again break down some of the country's toughest criminal cases with the help of Walsh's accomplished team of law enforcement experts. Each week, John and Callahan will turn to viewers' leads and information as they analyze some of the nation's most gripping cases, ranging from horrific murders and deadly drug rings to devastating teenage overdoses and more. In addition, they will consult with a team of experts representing law enforcement units to weigh in on cases featured on the program. AMERICA'S MOST WANTED returns with its unparalleled opportunity for viewers to serve as armchair detectives as they help law enforcement investigate -- and capture -- some of the country's most dangerous fugitives. Walsh originally launched the series on FOX in 1988 after his own son Adam was abducted from a mall near their home. Adam's remains were found two weeks later. Since its inception, AMERICA'S MOST WANTED has helped capture more than 1,190 criminals.
On Monday, February 26, 2024 at 8pm ET/PT, FOX premiered "Young Love Ends in Murder," the season finale of AMERICA'S MOST WANTED. Series host John Walsh and his son, Callahan Walsh, turn to viewers' leads and information as they analyze more of the nation's most gripping cases while consulting with a team of experts representing law enforcement units.


Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • July 23, 1989: First Fox broadcast to have a higher rating than any ABC, NBC or CBS show.