FOX Orders "Prison Break: Season 4"
FOX announced on Monday an all-new season of drooling over Wentworth Miller, as "Prison Break" got a full 22-episode 4th season. The series will be moving from Panama to Los Angeles, which means Miller and the gang will no longer be shooting in Dallas, TX.
The writers' strike cut the show's 3rd season short, from 22 to 13 episodes (a total of 67 episodes have aired over the past 3 years).
In the season finale which aired in February, Michael Scoffield (Miller) and his fellow Sona inmates broke out of the Panamanian prison and are on the run again.
This time however, Scofield and his brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) are expected to head for Los Angeles in their final showdown with "The Company."
A spin-off of "Prison Break" (tentatively titled "Cherry Hill") remains in development and may also air at some point next season.
Production of season 4 begins in May in Los Angeles. The show began production in 2005 in Chicago, before moving to Dallas the following year.
Although the show premiered to fairly positive reviews in August 2005, it was critically panned for a number of its preposterous plot twists in the past year.
The ratings for "Prison Break" fell from 9.4 million (2nd season) to 8.2 million (3rd season), with some of the Panama-based episodes scoring a series-low of 7.2 million viewers. The show however continues to do well among young adults.
FOX has yet to announce if the show will remain in its regular time slot (Mondays at 8/7c) next year.