'America's Most Wanted' returns to Fox with new host

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10 years after its cancellation, "America's Most Wanted," Fox is reviving the series with new host Elizabeth Vargas.

Premiering in March on Fox, the show will follow the same format as it did when it was canceled 10 years ago.

"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," the network said according to Variety.

In its original 25-season run, the show caught 1,186 criminals with the help of viewers. Then, the show moved to Lifetime for a few more years before ending for good in 2013.

Fox Alternative Entertainment will produce the show with John Ferracane as showrunner and executive producer alongside Jim Clemente, Tim Clemente, James Bruce, and Glenn Geller.

"'America's Most Wanted' empowered viewers to help America successfully capture some of its most dangerous fugitives," Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox Entertainment, said.

He continued, "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 long-standing mission to be a powerful voice for crime victims everywhere.”

The show will feature technological advancements like augmented reality and 3D avatars illustrating what suspects might look like now. It will also offer pinpoint map tracking and incorporate social media.

Walsh, the original host of the show, saluted the new series in a statement, saying, "Capturing dangerous fugitives, bringing justice to victims and finding missing children is my lifetime’s work. I am so excited to hear ‘America’s Most Wanted’ is coming back and I support its return. God bless."

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