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Breakout Kings, a criminal television drama, lasted for two seasons on A&E. The series ran from March 6, 2011 to April 29, 2012 when the show was cancelled. The series features convicts and U.S. Marshals working together to capture high profile fugitives. The government promises the convicts shortened prison terms for every person apprehended.

The first season focuses on fleshing out the characters, introducing new relationships and establishing the direction of the show. In the pilot, the team gels as they work to track down money from a bank robbery. In the second episode, they follow a sadistic torturer who captured a woman as they race and eventually rescue her. In the third show, T-Bag, formerly of the series Prison Break, escapes from prison as the team pursues him to Canada. The fourth episode highlights an escaped pedophile and retraces the team's journey to his victims and his family. In the fifth show, the team focuses on catching a murderous woman who tried to escape from prison by conning men to help her. The sixth episode follows a felon with a chip on his shoulder against the government. The seventh show tracks a couple who skips through the area on a crime spree. In episode eight, two inmates creatively escape prison in a coffin as the team pursues. The ninth episode features a jewel thief on the verge of his biggest heist. In episode 10, the team unravels the clues as they follow a contract killer intent on completing unfinished business. In episode 11, a dangerous schizophrenic carries a young woman into the mountains for a perverted ceremony. The twelfth show highlights a literal breakout when a semi-truck crashes through prison walls. The final show of season one features a female drug lord about to turn over the family business to her son.

Season two starts off as an inmate uses spoons from a holy book sent into prison to create weapons. In episode two, two inmates sneak out through a hidden passageway. The third episode focuses on a young inmate trying to bargain for safety from other prisoners. Episode four features an inmate repairing a vehicle who recruits a second prisoner or help. The fifth show follows an inmate dealing with bullying from another prisoner. Episode six recounts a writing instructor inside a women's facility as she is taunted and then attacked by her students. The seventh show explores the interaction between a guard and an inmate as the inmate goes to his cell. Episode eight follows a con as he escapes from the cuffs of his workmate. The ninth episode tracks a circus escape artist. The final show leaves the team with an impossible decision left unanswered.

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  • The conflict between Damian Fontleroy and the Breakout Kings climaxes when Damian abducts Ray's daughter.

  • Max Doyle grew up in the circus and felt like he never belonged. In an effort to deal with these feelings, he became a talented escape artist.

  • Ex-Navy SEAL Jonah Whitman escapes from prison and is armed and dangerous.

  • A convict gets fed up with the daily harassment from one of the guards and kills him. He escapes to find his true love. He loves her so much in fact, that he killed her abusive stepfather. The girl, however, has moved on.

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