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January 14, 2009 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | January 14, 2009 |

Fox has announced that “Prison Break” will be taking a quick walk down the Green Mile. A sponge will be placed on its head. Wrists strapped down. Curtains opened up. Penance, anointing, viaticum. Cigarette. Last words. Juice fired up. Smoke out the ears.

Mother fucker’s dead, is what I’m saying.

The winter press tour is going right now and during yesterday’s session Fox confirmed that “Prison Break” will be beginning its final run when it comes back to finish the current season on April 17. This isn’t a big surprise, since this season was long suspected to be the show’s last and Fox’s President Kevin Reilly confirmed the suspicions, explaining that the show is simply “played out.” So the last four episodes in the can will air and, at the moment, that’s all she wrote. But Reilly said one or a few more episodes may get shot too so that the show can completely tie everything up.

Having watched every episode of the show, I can’t disagree with the decision. It was entertaining-enough popcorn entertainment, but I’m more than ready to be done with it. Especially because it means my boy William Fichtner will be freed up for something new. Some damn good actor, him.

Kaput / Seth Freilich

Industry | January 14, 2009 |

Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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