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America's Most Wanted renewed for 20 more episodes

Date March 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES, March 13 (TheWrap.com) - "America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh has been given 20 more chances to help put the nation's bad guys behind bars.

Lifetime, which picked the series up after it was canceled by Fox last May, has ordered 20 more episodes, the network said Tuesday.

Since premiering on Lifetime on December 2, "America's Most Wanted" has delivered a year-over-year boost in its Fridays at 9 p.m. timeslot, increasing in the time period by 63 percent among adults 25-54 and 35 percent among women 25-54.

"This is great news for the people I fight for … and horrible news for the criminals we're working hard to capture," Walsh said of the renewal. "Lifetime and its viewers have been great partners of 'America's Most Wanted' and we're going to keep the heat on those who think they can run, but they certainly can't hide."

Rob Sharenow, executive VP programming for Lifetime, praised the show, saying that it "has made an immediate impact on Lifetime and, more importantly, John Walsh's courageous fight to raise much needed awareness of many overlooked crimes and bring justice to those who commit them."

"America's Most Wanted" began its relationship with Lifetime just in time for its 25th season.

(Editing By Zorianna Kit)

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