I am seriously angry that Prison Break will not be returning this season. Plenty of other shows are producing post-strike episodes to finish off their seasons properly but we get nothing!
According to Nick Santora it would take too long to resume production but there is no reason why they can't use this extra time between March and May to film additional episodes that could be added to a full 22 episode season order for next year and give us 27-28 episodes for season 4. That would make up somewhat for the rather pathetic 13 episode season this year and the actors and crew have just had the last couple of months off so it shouldn't be a problem for them to work up till May and then have a month and a half off and then start filming again in mid July.
If the whole Prison Break team do nothing until July they are just wasting time that could be used to lengthen and improve the fourth season, assuming we get it. Since there are no new episodes left to air this season FOX should already be able to work out whether they are going to renew this show or not based on the viewing figures for all 13 episodes of season 3.