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'Prison Break' Producer: We Had 'Nowhere To Go Beyond This Season'

'Prison Break' executive producer Matt Olmstead agrees with Fox's decision to end the show after four seasons.

"There was nowhere to go beyond this season," Matt Olmstead tells 'Entertainment Weekly'. "We didn't want the show to become a parody of itself."

With ratings down nearly 25 percent since last year, the decision was easy for the network but Olmstead's remarks may make the bitter pill a little easier to swallow for fans of the series.

Fortunately, he says there's still plenty left to happen in the show's last run of episodes and hints 'there will be deaths'. Will Michael and Lincoln finally catch a break before they ride into the sunset? The answer appears to be, yes, but 'at a huge cost'.

But the exec producer also has a bit of good news, there may a little more 'Prison Break' after the season as the crew has filmed a few extra segments, incase the show was cancelled, that "address a couple of other storylines and can play as a standalone" episode or two.

There's also some hope that Fox will finally green-light 'Cherry Hill', the 'Prison Break' spin-off we first reported on back in October 2007: "I would love to do a show about a women's prison," says fellow producer Dawn Parouse. "It would have to be a fresh start -- if not by us, then somebody else."

'Prison Break' will return on Friday, April 17, with its final six episodes.

January 15, 2009 |

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