Prison Break ends its four-year run next month, and executive producer Matt Olmstead has absolutely zero regrets. Well, maybe just one. That's an atypical attitude from a producer of a cancelled show with a rabid fan base, but Olmstead isn't sweating it.
Fox's Prison Break has been on its own break for quite some time now, but that's about to change later this month as the show's final episodes begin their home stretch. The network is moving the drama over to Friday nights at 8 p.m., where it will be paired up with Dollhouse.
Prison Break fans, there's really no easy way to say this so we'll just take a very direct approach: Prison Break is coming to an end...soon; Fox today announced the series will be ending at the conclusion of this season.
Wenty is leaving us.
As was announced last week, Prison Break ends forever this spring. That means no more crazy conspiracies, no more Michael and Sarah nooky, no more Scofield-Burrows brotherly love.
So with all the fan love for this show here in the States and around the world, what killed Prison Break? Exec producer Zack Estrin tells me exclusively why the end is nigh and what we can expect from the final days of Michael and Linc...
According to Zack, "We've always known that this would probably be our last season. And we've been approaching the stories as such.
"It was, and is, very important to the writers that this show have an ending. A completed story. Our fans have been so loyal and invested. We owe it to them as well as to these characters. And to just keep this tale spinning along forever ...
Well, Prison Break fans, I have some good news and some bad news. According to The Hollywood Reporter, cast and production members from Prison Break have been told by Fox that they may be filming an additional two episodes this season (yay!), but it may come with a huge catch.
Another US drama has been dropped suddenly from Aussie television guides, this time it's Prison Break on Channel Seven.
Thankfully in the case of Prison Break, that's not too far off, amounting to three weeks off air.
The reason the show is disappearing can be blamed on another US drama, Heroes.
Last week Heroes had a disappointing 624,000 viewers. Despite promises that the series would be refreshed (and including an Aussie visit by Milo Ventimiglia and Masi Oka), it hasn't managed to hold enough interest. It was beaten by both RPA and a repeat of Law and Order: SVU.
So Heroes is moving to 10:30pm from this ...Read more
***Detail-free spoiler inside (in other words, something happens, but we don't know to who)--you have been warned!!!***
It's that time of the year for returning shows--hype for new seasons must be backed up as vets try to keep all eyes on themselves rather than shiny new programs hitting the airwaves. And nothing says, "We're back!" like an explosive season premiere.
Based on feedback from this year's Comic-Con, Heroes already showed that it's returning guns-a-blazin' (read a full-episode recap here), forcing other fall hits to reveal their hands a little early and catch some buzz.
While Heroes' action-packed, game-changing third-season premiere (airing on NBC September 22) certainly deserves serious attention, nothing gets people chatting like killing off a main character. Apparently, that's just what's in store for fans of Prison Break when the drama's fourth season is unleashed on Fox September 1 ...Read more
[UPDATE--March 25] Fox made it official today: Prison Break is coming back for a fourth season. The network also confirmed that production will move from Dallas to Los Angeles. Original story follows.
For a show that was once primed to be a short-lived miniseries, Prison Break sure is exceeding its life expectancy. The Fox drama wrapped up its third season earlier this year, and fans of the show have been eagerly awaiting word on a fourth-season pickup.
Fans will still have to wait for official word on a fourth-season pickup, but for those who only need unofficial word, news over the weekend was great. On his MySpace blog, Prison Break executive producer Nick Santora dished this bit of info: Season four has been picked up.
Santora also confirmed the Prison Break crew's move from the Dallas, Texas area to its new digs in Los Angeles. Though Santora notes his ...Read more
Caged Heat fans, get ready to riot... in a good way!
Fox is taking a page out of ABC's book by developing a spin-off of one its popular shows and making a woman its central character. However, it won't feature a doctor jaunting down to Southern California for romance and good times, like Grey's Anatomy spin-off Private Practice. No, no...quite the opposite.
The network has ordered a script for a drama splintering off of Prison Break, but instead of hunky shaved-headed men, this one is all about the ladies.
The show, tentatively (and somewhat provocatively) titled Prison Break: Cherry Hill, will focus on Molly, a female character that will be introduced on Prison Break later this season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Her character is described as "an upper-middle-class wife" who seeks revenge against the Company at the Panamanian prison where the current season of Prison ...Read more