Prison Break canceled is the news coming from FOX. The cancellation of Prison Break was announced by FOX at its annual winter press tour, and should affect how many more episodes of the show come to television in the fall. Viewers of the show know that the fall half of this season ended on a pretty big cliff-hanger, leaving the two main characters at odds with each other, and that was supposed to be the storyline that continued into the winter and spring episodes. It’s not going to be that simple after all though, as the cancellation news came from FOX.
Prison Break is a serial drama on FOX that stars two brothers who have basically been on the run from the law for four seasons. One of the brothers was wrongfully accused of a crime back in season one, and jailed for it, but the other brother concocted a scheme to break into prison and get him out. Successive seasons have seen the brothers escape, go on the run, and then get stuck in another prison in South America. Now, in the fourth season of Prison Break they find themselves teaming up with people from their past to try and bring down a “company” working outside of the Government.
it won’t be a surprise to many in the industry that Prison Break will becoming to an end, because it has seen its ratings dip over the years. From the exciting moments where they broke out of prison, it has been sometimes a struggle to keep stories interesting as each new episode was shown. That is not to say that the show wasn’t exciting, but it had trouble bringing in new audience members who hadn’t seen what had occurred before, and were quite lost starting to watch in the third or fourth years of the show.
The final episodes (4 of them) that have already been shot should start showing on April 17th, but there is nothing set in stone as to how many will be shown, or if there will be a good ending to the series. It is also possible that they send the final episodes to DVD if there isn’t a strong enough belief that they can bring in a strong spring audience. For some of the actors, like Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller, this may be the thing they needed to make the jump to film. Supporting character Amaury Nolasco has already made that jump, appearing in the films Max Payne, Street Kings, and Transformers. FOX hasn’t announced what show will replace Prison Break in the schedule, but if history repeats itself, they will probably try out a new reality show.
Sources: Announcement of Cancelation and Cast Page for Prison Break