Wanted (1955 TV series)
|Starring||Walter McGraw (host)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original run||October 20, 1955– January 12, 1956|
|Preceded by||The Johnny Carson Show (10-10:30 EST Thursday)|
|Followed by||Local News (11 p.m. Thursday)|
Wanted was a short-lived half-hour CBS crime documentary television series hosted by Walter McGraw, which aired in the 1955-1956 season at 10:30 EST on Thursdays following the original version of The Johnny Carson Show (not to be confused with the subsequent The Tonight Show).
This Wanted had a format similar to the subsequent Unsolved Mysteries on NBC, hosted by Robert Stack and Fox Channel's America's Most Wanted, with John Walsh. Like the two later series, Wanted features re-enactments of actual crimes and profiles fugitives from justice. Viewers were urged to telephone information that they may have about each case presented on the series.
Declared a "flop" by Billboard magazine, Wanted aired only from October 20, 1955, to January 12, 1956. ABC aired no program at the time Wanted was on the schedule. The series ran opposite the last half-hour of NBC's long-running Lux Video Theatre.
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, appendix with 1955-1956 network television schedules
- Alex McNeil, Total Television, p. 895
- Billboard magazine, September 22, 1956, p. 2