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Fox Renews Prison Break for a Fourth Season

Prison Break Just Keeps Escaping Cancellation

How do they keep doing it? Prison Break is one of those shows that seemed to have a really solid premise for one season. Maybe two. Certainly not three — and four? Out of the question.

Except that this Fox drama just keeps dodging the bullet. This week, Fox announced that Prison Break is returning for a fourth season of 22 episodes, which will begin airing in the Fall. The series will relocate from Dallas to Los Angeles, where key storylines will be taking place.

The show only got to air 13 episodes this season because of the writers' strike, but they certainly weren't lacking in drama — much revolving around the departure of a major character. It isn't a very highly rated show (the 13 episodes averaged 8.2 million viewers) but the audience it has seems to be enough to keep Fox happy. A spinoff focusing on a women's prison is also still in the works, likely focusing on a character that will be introduced sometime in the fourth season.

Prison Break fans, is the show's return good news for you? Or do you think the series has already run its course?

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