'Prison Break' Not Surviving FOX's Shuffle

January 14, 2009 02:36:22 GMT

'Prison Break' will have its final season in the fourth year to give room for new pilots on FOX.


'Prison Break' Not Surviving FOX's Shuffle
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A massive change in programming is being conducted by FOX. After giving another chance to "'Til Death", the network axe their long-running series, "Prison Break" that fails to increase the rate when it entered the fourth season. The decision came in tow with the plan to bring in more comedy to their line-up.

FOX Entertainment president Kevin Reilly announced that they will give a seal of approval for five new comedy pilots next week and that they will need the space to squeeze them in. "Prison Break" that had an average of 12.1 million viewers in the first season, will have its final showdown this midseason. "The show is just played out," Reilly explained.

"Creatively, everybody feels enough stories have been told. ...We want to finish strong and not just gimp out next season. They have a cool ending." Four more episodes are due to run starting April, and a couple more episodes may be shot.

Committed to "doubling down" on comedy, FOX will put up with the animated "Sit Down, Shut Up" (April 19). Also hinting further on which shows they would likely put for the Fall season, Reilly mentioned J.J. Abrams' "Fringe", game show "Moment of Truth", a reshot version of the sci-fi comedy "Boldly Going Nowhere" and Ron Moore's "Virtuality"

FOX are running with the new season of their high-rating singing competition "American Idol" starting this week. "This is our high season," Reilly said. "We are coming right into our strength."

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posted by Julie, Portugal on Oct 01, 2009
I have bought every DVD series of Prison Break and only just realised that K R from FOX has axed it. Terrible decision as it is the best series on TV. I watch 24 and Smallville which are OK but not a patch on Prison Break - I truely can't believe it - there could be 10 or more series and it would still be as good. Someone is not doing a very good job at FOX - More Comedy! A disgrace! Just because someone at the top likes Comedy - terrible
posted by Gaby on May 26, 2009
Es increible que una serie tan entretenida, adictiva y con una trama inagotable la hayan terminado con un final de mierda! No miro una puta seria mas del canal de mierda Fx!
posted by Gaby on May 26, 2009
i want to say FUCK YOU, FOX too!
posted by HopkinsUK on Mar 17, 2009
Ending Prison Break is failblog gold. What the hell? I'm sure the writers could come up with more. I'd watch 10 series' of Prison Break. The characters have developed so well over the four seasons it feels like a kick in the teeth to end it now.
posted by Rose on Feb 21, 2009
For those who don't want to see Prison Break cancel just sign the petition with your message and let them know that there are viewers from day one watching the show. It's a lame excuse they use for cancelling PB. There are many stories that can be told. Instead Reilly wants to say that they have creatively have played out all stories. That my friend is alot of BS!!!!!
posted by Get Lost John on Jan 19, 2009
Puppy John, you are either a loon or an asshole (one of these two for sure), those who wouldn't like the Prison Break would end up to be just like you little shit John. Now fuck off! And shame on Fox for shutting down PB!!!
posted by john is a bitch on Jan 18, 2009
FUCK YOU JOHN STUPID DUMBFUCK!! YOU DONT LIKE IT YOU CAN GO FUCK YOURSELF
posted by John on Jan 14, 2009
FUCK YOU FANS! Prison Break sucks! 4 years of convoluted plots. Grow a brain or something! Only an idiot thinks this show is still good.
posted by Sam, UK on Jan 14, 2009
prison break is amazing i can't believe your ending it!!!
posted by Doli on Jan 14, 2009
FUCK YOU,FOX!!!

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