FOX’s president, Kevin Reilly, has announced that Prison Break is ending after four seasons on the air. The drama once attracted over 10 million viewers each week but the ratings have fallen to an average of 6.1 million. That’s a lot of people but fewer than the network wants to keep a show on the air.
It looks like the producers will be allowed to finish off the series but, with all of the many ongoing storylines, it seems highly unlikely that all of viewers’ questions will be answered. And what about being able to see the characters’ lives afterwards?
Would you like to see Prison Break continue — either for additional episodes or for a follow-up TV movie? Millions still watch the show every week and care about what happens to the characters.
If you’d like to see Prison Break continue in some form, there are a few things you can do:
Tell your friends and family members to tune in and watch the show on FOX. If that’s not possible, encourage them to watch online. Maybe one of them is secretly a “Nielsen family” or knows one.
Write to FOX and let the network know how you feel. Remember to keep it civil. Everyone responds best to courtesy.
Sign the petition below and let the network execs know that you’ve signed it. Spread the word and ask others to do the same. You can even tell your favorite falsely-accused felon.
To: 20th Century Fox Television, Adelstein-Parouse Productions, Original Film, and FOX
We, the undersigned, consistently watch and enjoy Prison Break on FOX. This TV show has been an action-packed thrill ride, right from the very first episode. Though the story may have had a few missteps, we don’t want to see it end just yet.
We are truly upset to hear that it has been decided to end this show. Please consider continuing Prison Break in some way — either for more episodes or for follow-up TV movies. There are so many interesting characters and intriguing storylines that we don’t want to see the story end. We are just a few of this show’s millions and millions of fans who look forward to watching every week.
Thank you for your consideration.
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