'Prison Break' to be saved by 'Terminator' axe?

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles has reportedly been blamed by Fox for adversely affecting Prison Break's dwindling US ratings.


"Audiences just aren't responding to the show," a Fox source told website SyFy Portal about Sarah Connor, which is screened at 8pm on Monday nights as a lead-in to the jailbreak drama. "Our biggest surprise is the 18-to-49s [demographic] - those numbers are in the toilet."


The insider added that Fox is likely to axe the Terminator spinoff during its current second season and attempt to salvage Prison Break in another timeslot.


"All I can say is that production will likely stop, and I would think that Fox might try to air some of the episodes already in the can," the source stated. "But I don't know. They don't want to lose Prison Break, so there could be some schedule shuffling in the future."

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Oct 2, 2008 4:39AM EDT

I don't really think T:TSCC is the reason people don't watch Prison Break anymore. There are far more likely explanations like bad writing, the viewers don't like the direction the show took etc.

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Oct 2, 2008 9:43AM EDT

Yep, Prison Break has lost it.Really...how often can someone break out of prison? How many freaking times?

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Oct 2, 2008 12:00PM EDT

what gets me is prison break lost the plot after the 1st series, like thom sais "how many times can you break out of prison" what they should have done was rename prision break toe "runners" that way the plot would have made sense, then the 3rd season should have then been called "revenge" , in short they should have broken down the origonal idea into diffrent parts so this season would have been the last.
fox has this knack in canceling shows they think are doing crap, remember family guy, big hit from the start and they canceled it twice and then brought it back because of the huge fanbase, fox dont have a clue on what ppl like.
terminator is a good series and it is getting better, its like the 1st series was like an intoroduction the second will be like the outline of a enmasse idea of where skynet really came from and to be honest i think terminator will last at least 4 series before getting the chop.its like its being used for a build up for the terminator 4 movie

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Oct 2, 2008 2:48PM EDT

why do thay give us a good show only to take it off when people get in to it they did that with tru calling. prison break is shit and allways as been u can only leve prison once came tv people leve terminater alone thank u

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Oct 2, 2008 3:38PM EDT

i totally disagree that prison break is shit. im a big fan of the show but that is totally not the point.
blaming one show why a particular show is not hitting the chart. i mean, that reason is just unacceptable.

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Oct 2, 2008 7:39PM EDT

It seems a shame to axe Sarah Connor Chronicles to try and 'save' Prison Break. Just look at the potential futures for the two shows: Prison Break, having long run its course, will really struggle to make a fifth season, whereas Terminator is just getting started, and has the potential to have many more seasons. It will be a real shame if next year at this time FOX is without both Prison Break and Sarah Connor Chronicles.

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Oct 3, 2008 11:08AM EDT

ARE THE PEOPLE AT FOX RETARDS???????
Here is why the timeslot isn't working right now. You have Monday Night Football & Heroes on NBC. People are loosing interest in Prison Break because it's just a stupid show. Young people are more focused on College Life right now & Older people are concerned about the Economy Crisis.
I say that they look into changing SCC's Timeslot to a Wednesday or Friday Night. Scifi Channel is strong with their series on Fridays with Stargate Atlantis & Battlestar Galactica. SCC just started its first real season. People need to be exposed to it more to draw some attention.
Fox has a history of abandoning Scifi's before they even get off the ground. If FOX Exec's were in Congress right now we would be in a Depression again while they were going about their days like nothing ever happened.
I think we need to E-mail and Write to anyone at FOX and tell them to get off the Lazy ASSES & give the show a chance. I know they have worst stuff that needs to get pulled but you never see them doing that....only to Scifi's. I'm starting to think its a form of bigotry against Scifi fans.

WHO'S WITH ME???????? STOP SLYFOX

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Oct 6, 2008 10:13AM EDT

I don't know with you guys over there at the U.S., but for me Prison Break has been nothing but excellent. We don't have Fox over here so I settle for websites like these that offer links.
So, the bottom line: Prison Break does NOT suck. I think it is arguably the only TV series that episode in and episode out keeps viewers at the edge of their seats. There is very little room for dull moments; the suspense is just off the charts every week.
I know my opinions may prove little worth to Fox Executives, but just to inform you guys, Prison Break is very much appreciated. The show has a worldwide fan base that keeps growing each season. From the days at Fox River up to now, searching for Scylla, the show never disappoints. I hope the show goes on as long as it can. Thanks.

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Oct 6, 2008 1:46PM EDT

I agree, prison break keeps you on the edge of your seat. I think they should rearrange the shows again like they did last year. or they could have bones, house and then prison break on. doesn't matter to me as long as prison break stays on TV.

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Oct 6, 2008 4:21PM EDT

i agree that there is something wrong with fox this show is great one of my faves we don't get fox over here & i personally hate American football (no offense intended ). Thay should just changed time slots if they don't they're IDIOTS!!!!

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