November 21, 2006
Fox is bringing back "Prison Break" sooner than expected, reports Variety.
The series, which airs its fall finale next week, will go on hiatus for just two months before returning with original episodes on Monday, January 29, at 8 p.m. A recap episode will air January 22.
A year ago, Fox kept "Prison" off the air until late March. The network had been expected to follow a similar gameplan this season.
Returning "Prison" earlier will give Fox the chance to test out a new show on Mondays come April as the net still plans to air the second batch of nine episodes without repeats.source
And here's the official word from Fox:
THE "BREAK" IS OVER WHEN"PRISON BREAK" RETURNS FOR MORE NONSTOP ACTION BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 22, ON FOX
Series Returns with One-Hour Special Recapping Season Two
Following its action-packed Fall Finale on Monday, Nov. 27, PRISON BREAK returns with all-original episodes for the rest of the season, beginning Monday, Jan. 22 with a special one-hour recap of Season Two's first 13 episodes. The final episodes of the season will air without repeats beginning Monday, Jan. 29 on FOX.
After engineering a daring escape from FOX River Penitentiary, Michae Scofield (Wentworth Miller), his wrongly convicted brother Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) and six other convicts began the race of their lives to avoid capture and ultimately death at the hands of Alexander Mahone (William Fichtner), the FBI agent in charge of the nationwide manhunt. Michael remains determined to prove his brother's innocence and reveal the conspiracy that put him on death row, and he and Lincoln have stayed one step ahead of Mahone, who has been revealed to be part of the Company that framed Lincoln in the first place.
In the exciting Fall Finale on Monday, Nov. 27, T-Bag (Robert Knepper) goes postal, determined to track down a missing Mrs. Hollander. Sucre's (Amaury Nolasco) escape plane faces deadly turbulence while Bellick (Wade Williams) has the tables turned on him upon returning to Fox River. Michael and Lincoln are taken into custody, forcing Mahone and Kellerman (Paul Adelstein) to take drastic measures to ensure that the brothers make it to the prison's morgue instead of their cells. And a surprising ally changes the game for everyone.
Source: Fox press site