America's Most Wanted

1988, TV Show

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Falling Up
The nets reveal their strategies for next season

Brad Garrett, 'Til Death

After attending the networks' upfront presentations all week, the Biz has this analysis of the coming season. (Click here for next fall's grid and new-show descriptions.) CWYou've got to wonder what went wrong in CW's new-series development process if the network had to bring back 7th Heaven — even though the show lost a reported $16 million for WB this past season. But the decision to have CW's inaugural schedule made up of established shows from WB and UPN may end up being a blessing. Many of the shows have small but rabid followings, and promoting new shows on a new network will be tough. The fans of shows like One Tree Hill and Veronica Mars will track  them down on their own. Viewers in the 18-to-34-year-old demographic that CW targets don't watch networks, they watch shows. (According to recent survey, only one in four 1 read more

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Premiered: February 07, 1988, on FOX
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Criminals get publicity they don't want in this long-running series, which has been responsible for more than 1100 captures and was an anchor of Fox's Saturday-night lineup for almost a quarter-century before moving to Lifetime in December 2011. It features re-creations of crimes and interviews with law-enforcement personnel, and there's a number for viewers to call with leads. Host John Walsh got involved in fighting crime after his 6-year-old son, Adam, was murdered in 1981.

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