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'America's Most Wanted' Moves to Lifetime

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 7th 2011 6:05AM
John WalshFans of 'America's Most Wanted' can rest easy. Host John Walsh has come through on his promise to find a new home for the weekly series after it was cancelled by Fox back in May. Later this year the veteran law-enforcement show will launch its 25th season on ... Lifetime.

It sounds like an odd pairing, but the two may not be as mismatched as first appears. Earlier this summer, Lifetime President and General Manager Nancy Dubuc spoke of the network's new push to embrace the contemporary woman.

And, according to Deadline, although the series seems very macho and guy-oriented on the surface, if you dig a little deeper you find that it's actually female-skewing because of its "wish-fulfillment element that justice will be served."

In a statement announcing the move, Dubuc said "'America's Most Wanted' is a seminal program that provides a very valuable service to both viewers and law enforcement agencies. For more than two decades John Walsh has been leading the fight against crime and it's an honor to partner with him on bringing back this important show."

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10 Best True Crime Shows of All Time

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jan 6th 2011 12:00AM
Crime scene tapeSome of the greatest television dramas like 'The Wire,' 'CSI' and the never-ending stream of 'Law & Order' spinoffs ripped some of their best plots straight from the crime blotter.

But some of the best headlines don't need fictional characters or enhanced-for-TV plot twists, which is why true crime shows have become so popular on networks like truTV, A&E and Investigation Discovery, which debuts its newest program 'Stolen Voices, Buried Secrets' Jan. 10 at 10PM ET. This true crime show tells the story of a murder -- from the victim's point of view. Viewers must piece together the killer's identity based on clues given by family members, friends and investigators.

We took a look back at some of the best true crime shows on TV. See if your favorites made our list!

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Congress Bans Loud Commercials, 'Dora the Explorer' Actress Withdraws Lawsuit and More

by Jean Bentley, posted Dec 3rd 2010 11:30AM
Commercial volumeDid you hear that? Maybe not -- It's the sound of millions of Americans falling asleep peacefully with the TV on, then not waking up with a start when an obnoxiously loud commercial assaults their ears.

That's because Congress finally passed the bill that will make it illegal for companies to jack up the volume in their commercials, the AP reports. Senate already passed the bill in September, so it only needs President Obama's signature before it becomes law.

In other TV news ...

Caitlin Sanchez, the 14-year-old who voiced the main character on 'Dora the Explorer,' withdrew her lawsuit against Nickelodeon. She previously alleged that she was forced to sign an "unconscionable" contract without an experienced lawyer. [THR, Esq.]

Anna Chlumsky has signed on to play the chief of staff of Julia Louis-Dreyfus's vice president in 'Veep.' Also landing pilot leads were Dorian Brown ('Wilfred') and 'The O.C.''s Kelly Rowan ('Perception'). [Deadline]

The Oprah Winfrey Network got its first promo spots. The commercials star Black Eyed Peas member will.i.am and Oprah herself. [NY Times]

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What's On Tonight: 'Doctor Who,' 'Cops,' 'iCarly,'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 17th 2010 12:30PM
A new season of 'Doctor Who' premieres at 9:00 on BBC America
Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern). All shows are new, unless otherwise noted.


It's Saturday, so don't expect too much from the schedule. Except for the one show that all us science fiction geeks will be tuning into at nine o'clock.

8:00 to 9:00
FOX: 'Cops'
Animal Planet: 'It's Me or the Dog'
BBC America: 'Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide'
G4: 'Ninja Warrior' -- Two 30-minute episodes
HGTV: 'Divine Design' and 'Sarah's House'
Nickelodeon: 'iCarly' and 'True Jackson, VP'
The Weather Channel: 'Storm Stories' -- Two 30-minute episodes

9:00 to 10:00

CBS: 'Strikeforce Saturday Night Fights' --Yes, it is on CBS! Two hours
FOX: 'America's Most Wanted'
BBC America: 'Doctor Who' -- Premiere of the newest doctor: Matt Smith
DIY: 'Renovation Realities'
HBO: '24/7 Mayweather/Mosley'
Spike: 'UFC 110: Nogueira vs. Velasquez' -- Two and a half hours
The Weather Channel: 'SeaTek' -- Starts at 9:30

10:00 to 11:00
BBC America: 'The Graham Norton Show' -- Christina Ricci; Ricky Gervais; Stephen Merchant; Pixie Lott
DIY: 'Massive Moves'
HGTV: 'Battle on the Block'
MSNBC: 'Lockup: Raw' -- These things always sound like porn movies to me
Style: 'The Dish'
Travel: 'America's Worst Driver'

11:00 and Beyond

FOX: 'The Wanda Sykes Show' -- Tom Bergeron; actor Columbus Short; boxer Laila Ali
NBC: 'Saturday Night Live' -- Host Ryan Phillippe; performance by Ke$ha. Starts at 11:29
Cartoon Network (Adult Swim): 'Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood' -- Airs at midnight

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'Regis and Kelly' Help Take Down a Criminal

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Mar 7th 2010 10:00AM
Regis and Kelly helped John Walsh bring down a wanted killer.
Sometimes morning TV can be more than perky weather girls and middle-aged anchors with over-sized coffee mugs.

One of the U.S. Marshal's most wanted criminals is now in custody thanks to the unlikely partnership of Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa and John Walsh.

Just a week after being added to the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list and one day before his case was to be profiled nationally on FOX's 'America's Most Wanted,' former state corrections officer Albert James Turner, Jr. is now in custody.

Walsh visited 'Live with Regis and Kelly' Friday morning to discuss the 1,000th episode of the long-running true crime show and his interview with President Obama. He previewed the upcoming cases Friday morning, and the right person was watching.

As a U.S. Marshal's press release states, "a viewer tip led to Turner's arrest this morning at a mall in Concord, N.C. He was taken into custody without incident."

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President Obama Sits Down for Interview on 'America's Most Wanted's' 1,000th Episode

by Danny Gallagher, posted Mar 5th 2010 6:02PM
Few very shows have had the distinction of saying they made it to the 1,000 episode threshold. Even fewer can say they got to sit down with a sitting president. Now 'America's Most Wanted' has both.

The show's creator and host John Walsh scored a visit with President Barack Obama at the White House. Here's a sneak preview. You can watch the full interview when it airs at 9 p.m. Eastern Saturday on Fox.

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'America's Most Wanted' Targets President Obama

by Scott Harris, posted Mar 4th 2010 11:30AM
For the past two decades, escaped criminals and wanted fugitives have dreaded the moment 'America's Most Wanted' host John Walsh might target them. But now they'll have to face an even higher authority: the President of the United States.

Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, President Barack Obama himself will be making an unusual guest appearance on 'America's Most Wanted' as part of the show's efforts to mark their 1,000th episode. The series, which debuted in 1988, is credited with helping corral over 1,100 fugitives from justice as well as the rescue of 43 missing children.

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What's On Tonight: Divine Design, Doctor Who, More Marathons

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 26th 2009 12:19PM
  • Suze OrmanUSA has an NCIS marathon all night.
  • Spike is showing Band of Brothers all night.
  • WE has a Golden Girls marathon all night.
  • Food Network has an Iron Chef America marathon all night.
  • At 7, Cartoon Network has a new Bakugan, followed by a new episode of The Super Hero Squad.
  • At 8, HGTV has two new episodes of Divine Design.
  • Hallmark has The Christmas Card at 8, then Silent Night.
  • TCM has The Asphalt Jungle at 8, followed by Adam's Rib.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Doctor Who at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie My Nanny's Secret at 9.
  • Also at 9: Cartoon Network has a new episode of The Secret Saturdays.
  • At 10, MTV has a new Styl'd.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: iCarly, Secret Saturdays, Robin Hood, Wanda Sykes

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 14th 2009 12:12PM
  • CopsAt 7, ESPN has College Football, Alabama vs. Mississippi State.
  • ESPN2 has College Football at 7, Auburn vs. Georgia
  • At 8, ABC has College Football, Notre Dame vs. Pittsburgh.
  • FOX has a new Cops at 8.
  • Food Network has Thanksgiving episodes of shows starting at 8: two episodes of Good Eats and episodes of The Secret Life Of... and Unwrapped.
  • Nickelodeon has a new iCarly at 8, followed by a new True Jackson, VP.
  • TCM has Saboteur at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • Cartoon Network has a new Secret Saturdays at 9.
  • BBC America has a new Robin Hood at 9, then a new Graham Norton Show.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie Flower Girl.
  • At 9:30, Biography Channel has a new Ghostly Adventures, followed by a new Celebrity Ghost Stories.
  • At 11, FOX has a new Wanda Sykes Show, then a new Sit Down, Shut Up.
  • At 11:30, NBC has a new Saturday Night Live, with January Jones and Black-Eyed Peas.
  • At 12:30AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Children of the Corn, SNL, Sit Down, Shut Up

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 26th 2009 12:14PM
  • Robin HoodAt 8, ABC has College Football, Iowa vs. Penn State.
  • FOX has a new Cops at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new iCarly at 8, then a new True Jackson, VP.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • Lifetime has the movie Homecoming at 9.
  • Syfy has the movie Children of the Corn at 9.
  • Also at 9: BBC America has a new Robin Hood.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • At 9:30, Biography Channel has a new Ghostly Adventures.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • Style has a new episode of The Dish at 10.
  • At 11:30, NBC has a new Saturday Night Live, with Megan Fox and U2.
  • At midnight, FOX has a new Sit Down, Shut Up.
  • At 12:30 AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: U.S. Open, iCarly, Robin Hood, The Dish

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 12th 2009 4:02PM
  • CopsFood Network has an Iron Chef America marathon.
  • At 7, ESPN2 has College Football, South Carolina vs. Georgia.
  • At 7:30, ABC has the Sprint Cup: Chevy Rock & Roll 400 NASCAR race.
  • At 8, FOX has the season premiere (two episodes) of Cops, followed by a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CBS has the U.S. Open Women's Final at 8.
  • Nickelodeon has a new iCarly at 8.
  • ESPN has College Football at 8, USC vs. Ohio State.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 8.
  • At 9, CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show.
  • BBC America has the season premiere of Robin Hood at 9.
  • HGTV has a new Color Splash at 9.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie Citizen Jane.
  • At 9:30, Biography has a new Ghostly Adventures.
  • At 10, Style has a new episode of The Dish.
  • At 12:30 AM, Cartoon Network has two new episodes of Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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2009 Fox Fall TV Premiere Dates

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 15th 2009 3:00PM
HouseFox is planning to enter the upcoming fall TV season a bit later this year.

Today, the network announced premiere dates for its biggest new and returning series, including 'House,' 'Fringe' and a brand new season of 'So You Think You Can Dance,' set to air beginning Sat., Sept. 12. This is the first time in years where Fox will debut shows closer to TV's official premiere week (beginning Sept. 21), according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Check out the full list of premiere dates after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: Taking Chance, 48 Hours Mystery, Aisha Tyler

by Bob Sassone, posted Feb 21st 2009 4:05PM
  • CopsAt 5, IFC has The 2009 Spirit Awards.
  • At 8, FOX has a new Cops.
  • HGTV has a new Divine Design at 8, followed by a new Design on a Dime.
  • TCM has From Here To Eternity at 8.
  • Also at 8: HBO has the movie Taking Chance.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • At 11, FOX has a new Talk Show with Spike Feresten.
  • Comedy Central has Aisha Tyler Is Lit: Live at the Fillmore at 11.
  • At 1am, Cartoon Network has a new Bleach, then a new Code Geass.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Miss America, Suze Orman, Spike Feresten

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 24th 2009 4:00PM
  • CrusoeAt 8, CBS has two new episodes of Game Show In My Head.
  • FOX has a new Cops at 8.
  • NBC has a new Crusoe at 8, then U.S. Championship Figure Skating.
  • Also at 8: TLC has The Miss America Pageant.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • CNBC has a new Suze Orman Show at 9.
  • Lifetime has the movie Prayers For Bobby at 9.
  • ESPN has more Winter X Games at 9.
  • At 9:30, Cartoon Network has a new Naruto.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • ESPN2 has more Australian Open coverage at 10.
  • At 11, FOX has a new Talk Show with Spike Feresten.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Football Playoffs, iCarly, Smother

by Bob Sassone, posted Jan 3rd 2009 4:01PM
  • Game Show In My HeadShowtime 2 is showing The L Word all night.
  • At 8, CBS has the premiere of Game Show In My Head (two episodes).
  • NBC has Football Playoffs at 8, the Colts vs. the Chargers.
  • There's a new iCarly on Nickelodeon at 8, followed by a new True Jackson, VP.
  • TCM has the Charlie Chaplin movie Modern Times at 8.
  • At 9, FOX has a new America's Most Wanted.
  • Lifetime has the movie Smother at 9.
  • TLC has two new episodes of My First Home at 9.
  • Also at 9: Hallmark has the movie The Nanny Express.
  • At 10, BBC America has a new Graham Norton Show.
  • At 1am, Cartoon Network has a new Bleach.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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