Wanted (1955 TV program)
|Starring||Walter McGraw (host)|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||13|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||October 20, 1955 –|
January 12, 1956
Wanted was a short-lived half-hour CBS crime documentary television program 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 programs, Wanted featured 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 program.
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 program 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