America’s Got Talent 07/15/09: Seattle Auditions

July 15, 2009 06:59:49 by Paulene Hinds

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Tonight America’s Got Talent headed to Seattle to find contestants who would head to Vegas to compete for the grand prize of one million dollars and a contract to show the world their talent. Unfortunately the show was preempted due to a horrific tanker explosion near 9 mile in Detroit. The show will return next Tuesday night at 8 PM on NBC with a repeat of tonight’s show and RealityTVMagazine willrecapthe showas well.

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Smile…You’re Under Arrest Premieres On Fox Reality

December 27, 2008 04:00:16 by Joe Reality

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Law enforcement has been very good to FOX on Saturday nights. Both Cops and America’s Most Wanted have been long running hits for the FOX network. Now, the FOX Reality Channel is trying to work its own magic with law enforcement on Saturday Night. Smile…You’re Under Arrest is premiering on FOX Reality on Saturday, December 27 at 7 PM ET.

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America’s Most Wanted Reaches 1000th Capture

May 17, 2008 01:03:37 by Joe Reality

Jeff Neira/FOXAmerica’s Most Wanted has run for twenty-one seasons, and now the show is reaching an even more amazing milestone. Proving that reality TV can make a difference, America’s Most Wanted recently helped to capture the 1,000th fugitive who was profiled on the show.

All 1,000 captures came from America’s Most Wanted working in conjunction with viewers and law enforcement. Host John Walsh will mark this incredible feat with a special episode of America’s Most Wanted, which will originate from Times Square in New York City. The episode will also feature some of the greatest captures in America’s Most Wanted history.

“Every one of the 1,000 fugitives our viewers have helped take down is a testament to what I say at the end of each broadcast,” said John Walsh. “You can make a difference.”

America’s Most Wanted premiered in February 1988, and the show’s first capture came only four days after the first broadcast. The 1000th capture came within just hours after an accused killer from New York was profiled on the show on April 19, 2008. America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturday, May 17 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger To Appear On America’s Most Wanted

April 26, 2008 01:26:08 by Joe Reality

Steve Jennings/FOXCalifornia Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is set to make a special guest appearance on America’s Most Wanted. Host John Walsh met with Governor Schwarzenegger at a state-of-the-art DNA testing laboratory in Sacramento, California.

Walsh and Governor Schwarzenegger discussed the importance of giving law enforcement the authority to take DNA samples from criminal suspects. California’s Prop 69 mandates taking DNA samples from felony suspects, and Governor Schwarzenegger played an important role in getting that legislation passed.

There are only a few states that currently have this policy, and California is one of the first. Walsh is requesting that all states pass similar regulations. Both Walsh and Governor Schwarzenegger think a national DNA database is very important and will help both in solving more crimes and making sure the innocent are not wrongly convicted.

Also, America’s Most Wanted will feature a piece on “The NorcCal Rapist,” who is responsible for attacks on at least ten women in Northern California. In addition, America’s Most Wanted will seek viewers’ help in tracking down the killers of a 7-month-old child in Sacramento.

America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturday, April 26 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.

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America’s Most Wanted: 50 Fugitives From 50 States

April 19, 2008 01:05:00 by Joe Reality

John WalshAmerica’s Most Wanted premiered in 1988. Over the last twenty years, viewers of the show have helped in the capture of nearly 1,000 dangerous fugitives. Now, America’s Most Wanted is airing an episode that will profile a crime suspect from every state in the United States.

The special episode is called “50 States, 50 Fugitives.” Fugitives range from a prison escapee in Alabama to an accused killer on the run in Wyoming. The nationwide manhunt will be coordinated by host John Walsh at the AMW Crime Center. Correspondents in San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, New York, Nashville and even at the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona will report from their locations.

The U.S. Marshals Service will have task forces on alert throughout the country to respond to viewer tips. AMW’s website will include a map profiling fugitives from each state. America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturday, April 19 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.

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North Carolina Lawman Becomes America’s Most Wanted All-Star Finalist

March 15, 2008 01:15:26 by Joe Reality

America's Most Wanted All StarsA North Carolina lawman who was wounded in the line of duty has been named as a finalist in the 2008 America’s Most Wanted All-Star Contest. Burke County Sheriff’s Deputy Martin Lawing was shot while attempting to help bring an end to a standoff. Lawing is the third of eight weekly finalists to be selected by the public in the America’s Most Wanted All-Star Contest. The contest is sponsored by Sprint, and it honors the heroic work of the nation’s first responders.

In December of 2007, officers attempted to serve involuntary commitment papers to a sixty year old woman and take her to a mental hospital for evaluation. The woman would not cooperate, and she threatened to shoot anyone who came near her door. SWAT teams got into a standoff with the woman.

Deputy Martin Lawing attempted to throw a phone into the woman’s home so that she could communicate with negotiators, but the woman opened fire. Deputy Lawing was hit in the neck by a bullet. Deputy Lawing was paralyzed by the injury, but he is attempting to regain use of his legs through physical therapy.

Deputy Martin Lawing is thirty-one years old, and he first joined the sheriff’s office in 2002. Lawing also served his country for five years in the U.S. Army’s elite 3rd Ranger Battalion.

America’s Most Wanted will profile each weekly finalist. America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturdays at 9 PM ET/PT on FOX. Nominations can be made at AMW.com until April 1, 2008. The winner of the 2008 America’s Most WantedAll-Star Contest will receive a check for $10,000 at the NASCAR SPRINT Cup Series All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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America’s Most Wanted Goes To New Orleans

February 23, 2008 01:05:57 by Joe Reality

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Cops Helping Cops was established in 2006. The organization has helped to raise money, collect materials and recruit volunteers to build homes for New Orleans police officers.

On this week’s episode of America’s Most Wanted, AMW will team up with Cops Helping Cops. The show and the organization will offer one deserving New Orleans officer a chance to rebuild a life left in ruin after Hurricane Katrina.

Also, America’s Most Wanted will help to hunt down fugitives in the New Orleans area. The New Orleans Special Edition episode of America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturday, February 23 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.

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FOX Announces Summer Reality TV Season

February 15, 2008 01:01:01 by Joe Reality

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Unlike scripted shows that tend to be all reruns during the Summer months, reality TV shows offer up brand new programming. FOX just announced their premiere dates for their Summer reality TV season. One of the biggest shows of the Summer is So You Think You Can Dance, which is from the producers of American Idol. The show is hosted by Cat Deeley.

So You Think You Can Dance had a breakout season last Summer and joined the upper echelon of reality TV shows. Season four of So You Think You Can Dance will start with a two-night, four-hour premiere. The premiere episodes will air on Thursday, May 22 from 8 PM to10 PM ET/PT and on Wednesday, May 28 from 8 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.

After the So You Think You Can Dance audition episodes wrap-up, the weekly performance shows will air on Wednesdays from 8 PM to 10 PM ET/PT and the weekly results shows will air on Thursdays from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX.

Other reality TV series returning to FOX with all-new episodes this Summer include The Moment Of Truth, Hell’s Kitchen, Cops, and America’s Most Wanted. The Moment Of Truth will premiere on Thursday, June 12 from 8 PM to 9 PM. Hell’s Kitchen will premiere on Tuesday, April 1 from 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT. Cops and America’s Most Wanted will continue with all new episodes on Saturday nights.

Fox will also be introducing a brand new reality TV series this Summer. When Women Rule The World will premiere with a special two-hour episode on Monday, June 2 from 8 PM to 10 PM ET/PT on FOX. The series is set in a primitive, remote location and focuses on what happens when a group of women rule over a group of unsuspecting men. The regularly scheduled time period for the series of 9 PM to 10 PM ET/PT will begin on Monday, June 9.

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America’s Most Wanted Wants You To Choose Your Favorite Hero

February 8, 2008 01:05:39 by Joe Reality

America's Most Wanted All StarsAmerica’s Most Wanted has helped to put a lot of bad guys behind bars. Now, the show is holding it’s forth annual contest to recognize a hero. The 2008 America’s Most Wanted All Star Contest recognizes police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other first-responders.

The fourth annual AMW All-Star Contest is being sponsored by Sprint Nextel, and nominations began on February 6, 2008. Any first-responder can be nominated, and nominations can be made by filing out a short online form at AMW.com.

The Nominations are open until 12 PM ET on April 1, 2008. People may vote for their favorite first responder once a day, every day. The finalist voting will run through midnight April 13, and the grand-prize winner voting will run April 17 to May 6.

Eight weekly finalists will be selected by voters. Each of these finalists will be profiled on America’s Most Wanted. The grand-prize winner will be selected through online votes.

The 2008 AMW All-Star winner will receive a check for $10,000. The check will be presented by America’s Most Wanted Host John Walsh at the NASCAR SPRINT Cup Seriesââ All-Star Challenge at Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina.

America’s Most Wanted airs on Saturdays from 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.

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America’s Most Wanted Joins Hunt For Serial Killer In Hawaii

November 10, 2007 12:02:00 by Joe Blackmon

America’s Most Wanted is paying a visit to a destination that is
usually thought of as a dream vacation spot.  However, America’s Most
Wanted is visiting Hawaii’s tropical paradise in search of a suspected
serial killer.  The predator has stabbed at least two women to death.

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