Prison Break's final two hours might not air on FOX
As if we haven't heard enough bad news about this show. Turns out that the final two hours of everyone's favorite guilty pleasure, Prison Break, might not even air on FOX. The over-the-top drama, which was recently canceled, returns this Friday ("The Mother Lode", 9PM ET on FOX) to air the first of its final six episodes. All of those episodes will air on FOX.
Confused? Keep reading.
As many have heard, Prison Break EP Matt Olmstead and his creative team went above and beyond what was required of them. After the series finale (scheduled to air on May 15th), Olmstead's crew made a finaler(?) series finale, in the form of a standalone two hour telepic that may or may not be related to that woman's prison spin-off that's long been rumored (which isn't happening ... yet).
TV Guide's Matt Mitovich is now reporting that FOX "neither ordered nor scheduled" the telepic (a.k.a. episodes S04E23 and S04E24). In fact, he says, it's gonna be a straight to DVD release. TVShowsOnDVD.com seems to support this claim saying that the tentatively titled Prison Break: The Final Break will be released on July 21st. Hopefully FOX goes ahead and schedules it anyway.
So what does everyone think about this news? Personally, I'm a fan of this show, but here's how I see it - you don't watch Prison Break, you put up with Prison Break. Based on that reasoning alone, I say FOX owes us one. Besides, what could they possibly air instead?