'America's Most Wanted' returns on Dec. 2

Nov. 1, 2011 at 5:51 PM ET

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John Walsh's "America's Most Wanted" is returning to TV in December.

Watch out, bad guys! John Walsh is back!

Lifetime announced today that "America's Most Wanted" will return to the small screen on Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. The crime-fighting show's 25th season will feature 20 brand new one-hour episodes, the network revealed.

“I am excited to be back in the saddle and working with Lifetime," said host and creator Walsh. "We are the court of last resort and with the show getting back to our weekly airing, we’ll have the capability of getting more fugitives off the streets and behind bars where they belong.  We hope our observant fans continue the mission with us, on our new night -- Friday -- and keep our capture number climbing while helping those crime victims that need us.”

The show first aired on Fox in 1988, but the network announced on May 16 that it was canceling the long-running program, which has played a role in the capture of more than 1,100 fugitives. The reason? It was too expensive.

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