FOX Revives America’s Most Wanted


America’s Most Wanted is returning to FOX, with Emmy Award-winning journalist Elizabeth Vargas to host.

Each week, Vargas will ask for viewers’ help as she breaks down cases from the show’s new headquarters, consulting with a team of experts representing law enforcement units such as the FBI, U.S. Marshall’s Office and Secret Service.

Produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment, the series builds on its original format, in which crimes are reenacted, by tapping into new state-of-the-art crime-fighting technology such as augmented reality and 3D life-size avatars that will illustrate what suspects might look like now, pinpoint map-tracking that will take the audience on the trail of suspects, and social media that connect viewers to the America’s Most Wanted team.

America’s Most Wanted empowered viewers to help America successfully capture some of its most dangerous fugitives,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at FOX Entertainment. “By bringing back this groundbreaking series with new and effective tech-based crime-fighting tools and acclaimed journalist Elizabeth Vargas, we hope to continue John Walsh’s longstanding mission to be a powerful voice for crime victims everywhere.”

“Capturing dangerous fugitives, bringing justice to victims and finding missing children is my life’s work,” said John Walsh.  “I am so excited to hear America’s Most Wanted is coming back and I support its return. God bless.”

America’s Most Wanted originally ran from 1988 to 2012. Among its many accomplishments, the show has helped capture more than 1,186 criminals, including 17 on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list. It also has reunited 43 missing children with their families.