Set your DVRs, people. There’s a new true crime series on the way, and fans of John Walsh will be especially pleased by the news. Why? Because the new Investigation Discovery series In Pursuit with John Walsh obviously stars the America’s Most Wanted alum, and it should satisfy anyone who loves listening to podcasts or watching shows about unsolved crimes and mysteries.
Here’s the premise of the show, according to Discovery: “Icon of justice and victims’ rights advocate John Walsh joins America’s leading true-crime network, Investigation Discovery, on their joint mission to track down fugitives on the run and find missing children with In Pursuit with John Walsh. Each week, John Walsh leads viewers through unsolved violent crimes that urgently need to be closed – where time is of the essence and harnessing the power of ID’s active and engaged audience could bring these criminals to justice.” Intrigued yet?
John’s son, Callahan Walsh, will join his father in the series and lead the operation on the ground. The Walshes are working In partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC), and the show will apparently spotlight two missing children every hour, “providing age-progression photos and descriptions in the hopes that viewers can provide new leads to their whereabouts.”
John is well known as a victim’s advocate and for his work with America’s Most Wanted, as well as for his hosting duties on The Hunt with John Walsh. (Plus, fun fact: he recently appeared in a political ad for a campaign in central New York, where he’s from.) John began his commitment to trying to find missing kids after his own son, Adam, was kidnapped and murdered in 1981.
The show will air for 12 consecutive weeks, and premieres on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 10 p.m. on Investigation Discovery. Are you going to tune in?