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From TV GUIDE.com

Prison Break is once again getting furloughed by Fox. In a November-sweeps press release issued Thursday, Fox referred to the show's Nov. 28 episode as its "fall finale," but gave no indication as to when it would be back. Adding to the mystery: A network rep would only say that Prison's remaining nine episodes would air at a "later date." As previously reported, 24 assumes Prison's Monday-9 pm time slot in early January. (Damn you, 24! Oh, wait — I like 24. Damn you, um, er, um, War at Home!)

ok someone has to say it

BURN IN HELL FOX
 

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It got me to thinking...

I thought I read on this board that Fox picked it up for a full season? Also the fact that it is showing during Nov. Sweeps is promising. If I remember from previous seasons, December is pretty much taken over by holiday specials, and January being the month before the Feb Sweeps period might not be as important to the networks per say.
Also with winter olympics showing on NBC in Feb. they might hold it back.
 

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So we get a few more episodes then we are SOL for a few months? Ugh...
 

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Jesus.. here we go again. Nothing is worse than getting invested in a show and then crap like this happening. Same thing happened with Boston Legal to a lesser extent.

Fox sucks.
 

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Didn't the same thing happen to Reunion because of baseball?

With a show named "Prison Break" don't you think it would be over once they break out?
 

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TIVO_GUY_HERE said:
From TV GUIDE.com

Prison Break is once again getting furloughed by Fox. In a November-sweeps press release issued Thursday, Fox referred to the show's Nov. 28 episode as its "fall finale," but gave no indication as to when it would be back. Adding to the mystery: A network rep would only say that Prison's remaining nine episodes would air at a "later date."
If it is a case where they end this part of the show (ie, resolve the escape issue) with the original episodes, I'd have no problem. Just start a new arc in January. That would make sense.

I would not be a fan of breaking it off mid-arc.

What do the original episodes take us to? Is it possible the end in November, and get through the escape?

Havana Brown said:
With a show named "Prison Break" don't you think it would be over once they break out?
I can't imagine they would not resolve this one, then either move on to a new escape or follow the characters outside prison to resolve the whole murder thing.

As discussed before, this is not Lost or 24, where you can come up with a new adventure every season. There are only so many stories you can come up with in the prison before it turns into a parody of itself. Or, drama/parody of Gilligan's Island, starring T-Bag as the "little buddy" who keeps screwing up the escapes.
 

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I've actually been sort of expecting this and have been wondering if it would really happen. Most shows on ALL networks usually disappear in December: networks don't want to waste unaired shows when they think their viewers are either out Xmas shopping or out at one of the multiple holiday parties we seem to get obligated, er, "invited" to go to every year. And since it's already been said that "24" would be replacing "Prison Break" in January, this seemed inevitable.
 

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The writers gave the network 2 full seasons of scripts, so the network knows where the story is heading for at least 2 years of 22 episodes.
 

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Jeeters said:
I've actually been sort of expecting this and have been wondering if it would really happen. Most shows on ALL networks usually disappear in December: networks don't want to waste unaired shows when they think their viewers are either out Xmas shopping or out at one of the multiple holiday parties we seem to get obligated, er, "invited" to go to every year. And since it's already been said that "24" would be replacing "Prison Break" in January, this seemed inevitable.
Exactly. I don't think FOX has lost faith in the show at all. I'm sure they've always planned on benching the show in December as is the case with nearly every other show. The only problem is that Fox has already committed the Prison Break timeslot to 24 after the first of the year so they have to figure out where it's going to go and they haven't decided that yet. It's not a question of IF the show will be back, and I doubt it's even a question of WHEN. The only real issue that Fox still has to work out is WHERE (in the schedule) it would be most beneficial.
 

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I knew I should have just been queuing them up in case this happened. I only started watching when I downloaded the first 2 hrs via bittorrent when there was nothing to watch in August.
If they're going to stop it before the breakout, I'm not watching. From now on I'll just queue them up and check here to see if the 28th is a payoff or just jerking us around.

If they don't at least finish the thread, I feel sorry for "John Doe", he got screwed ( like we did ) last time too.
 

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I guess the real issue is where in the schedule it will come back. Theres no question 24 will start in its timeslot come January and will take up the slot until almost summer. So they either have to wait to cancel another hour long drama (Reunion perhaps?) and let Prison Break anchor another night or perhaps move or (and I shudder to think it) cancel AD and Kitchen Confidential and let Prison break be the lead in for 24...
 

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ToddAtl said:
I guess the real issue is where in the schedule it will come back. Theres no question 24 will start in its timeslot come January and will take up the slot until almost summer. So they either have to wait to cancel another hour long drama (Reunion perhaps?) and let Prison Break anchor another night or perhaps move or (and I shudder to think it) cancel AD and Kitchen Confidential and let Prison break be the lead in for 24...
I thought House was already set to be the lead in for 24.
 

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The show will be back it was fox screwing up as usuall. They has no faith in the show at first and put 24 in its time slot in january. I am sure once fox cancels a few other shows they will have a new time slot for prison break. I am not worried in the least this has been expected by me atleast.
 

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Please tell me this is an early April fools joke? Well it's not April but Fox exec's are FOOLS! :mad:
 

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November 28th is Prison Break's 13th show this year. That's way ahead of most shows. If they were to air it normally, it would end sometime in February or March.

I think Prison Break is doing better than they expected. And like was said above, this had to happen.

You are either going to have it end in March and take 6-7 months before the next season, or they are going to have to break it up and end it in May.

-smak-
 
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