After four seasons, the ride that was Prison Break is coming to an end. Fox has announced that the currently running fourth season will be the show’s last.
Fox will shift the series to Friday’s this spring starting on April 17th at 8pm. Four episodes remain. The show will be taking over for Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles once that show ends its first season.
“The show is just played out,” says Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly. “Creatively everybody feels enough stories have been told … we want to finish strong and not just give out next season.”
They might shoot extra series-ending episodes, but Reilly assures: “They have a cool ending.”
In other Fox news, the network announced that Mitch Hurwitz’s animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up, will premiere on April 19, 2009, filling in for the King of the Hill slot on Sundays at 8:30pm after The Simpsons. ‘Sit Down’ will take over after the series finale of King of the Hill.