It might be time for America to catch the bad guy on FOX once again. The network is looking to revive America’s Most Wanted, which aired on the network for 25 years. John Walsh hosted the series, but a new host is now being sought for this series, which will take things to a global level.
“It is America’s Most Wanted but with the help of our producer and Interpol we are now able to work outside of the U.S. because a lot of the fugitives these days travel; you need to be able to have a global reach to find fugitives. We have seen that sometimes, there is success in bringing back existing IP, it immediately gives you a massive leg-up in the marketing. That’s what is attractive to us. Secondly, crime is something that is hugely consumed — certainly on cable and streaming — but has not been cracked in unscripted on network. Thirdly, I think it is a show that can create urgency and has a kind of a good heart at the end of the day. It is a crime show but it has positivity to it; you can try to find a fugitive and help.”
A return date for the revival was not revealed.
What do you think? Did you watch America’s Most Wanted during its 25-year run on FOX? Will you watch the revival?