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After being accused of murdering the brother of the president of the United States, Lincoln Burrows (Dominic Purcell) is imprisoned at Fox River State Penitentiary and is sentenced to death. Convinced of his innocence, Lincoln's brother, Michael Schofield (Wentworth Miller) devises a plan to free him. Complications in the plan arise as the two brothers delve deeper into the criminal conspiracy that resulted in Lincoln's unjust incarceration.

Prison break aired for four seasons on the Fox Broadcasting Company from 2005 until 2009. In 2006 the series was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for the composing work of Ramin Djawadi. The series was well received by audiences and critics and was also nominated in 2005 for a Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series Drama.

The show features an ensemble cast of recurring characters, many of whom are inmates in the Fox River State Penitentiary. Characters include the cunning and deceptive Theodore T-Bag Bagwell (Robert Knepper) and the well-connected mafioso John Abruzzi (Peter Stormare). Ten actors received star billing in the first season and as the story progressed and characters were removed and introduced the series continued to maintain a large central cast.

Through a compelling cast of characters and a never-ending stream of plot twists and surprises, Prison Break captivated audiences nationwide. As the brilliant Michael Schofield attempts to free his brother, he encounters assassinations, shadowy organizations, and corrupt government officials. It becomes abundantly clear as the story unravels that Lincoln Burrows is trapped in Fox River by far more than simple walls.

Tuesday 9:00 PM et/pt on FOX
5 Seasons, 90 Episodes
August 29, 2005
Action & Adventure, Drama
8.5/10
Cast: Dominic Purcell, Wentworth Miller, Amaury Nolasco, Robert Knepper
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  • Sara becomes fearful of her family's safety when she discovers the real reason that Michael faked his own death. In the meantime, Michael and Lincoln continue to try find a way home with the help of Sucre, and the real identity of Poseidon is revealed.

  • As Michael, Lincoln and the remaining Ogygia gang try to escape Yemen, they find themselves racing though the desert from a vengeful Cyclops. Meanwhile, A&W and Van Gogh question their roles as their pursuit of the escapees leads them to...Graceland.

  • Michael, Whip and Ja make a last ditch effort to break from Ogygia, but in doing so must make a deal with the devil. Lincoln is desperate to help with the escape, as T-Bag meets with Kellerman to gather more info on Michael's resurrection.

  • T-Bag warns Sara that two of Poseidon’s henchmen, Van Gogh and A&W, may be following her. Lincoln attempts to retrieve his confiscated passport to escape Yemen and Michael plots his next move.

  • The cast and creators of PRISON BREAK take us behind-the-scenes of what promises to be their biggest escape yet!

  • Michael makes one final attempt to get Scylla and destroy the Company.

  • Familiar faces return to help Michael end his quest to bring down The Company once and for all.

  • Pandemonium erupts at the hotel following the assassination, and Christina puts the final pieces of her plan together. Meanwhile, the General makes good on his threat, and Michael is forced to choose between saving either Lincoln or Sara.

  • A wary Michael meets with Christina.

  • Michael and Lincoln square-off over Scylla as Christina orders a kill shot and set sets her plan in motion. Sarah receives some unexpected news, T-Bag causes a scene at the Indian Embassy and Pad Man's paranoia leads to a death.

  • Michael and Sara make a dangerous hitchhiking journey to Miami while Lincoln meets with his mother and T-Bag and Self's mission to locate Scylla takes a dramatic turn.

  • Lincoln and his team travel to Miami looking for Scylla. Michael learns some shocking secrets about his past while Sara searches for him.

  • Michael recieves medical attention. Charles Westmoreland helps uncover the real secrets of Scylla. Lincoln and Sucre do everything in their power to retrieve Scylla before it's gone forever.

  • Michael and Lincoln work to get Scylla back from Gretchen and her new partner. Meanwhile, Mahone meets up with an old colleague, and T-Bag is put to the test.

  • It's up to Michael to hold the gang together after they find out they were betrayed by one of their own. Meanwhile, Gretchen is blackmailed by T-Bag's new partner.

  • As the search for Scylla comes to a surprising end, Sarah takes a hostage, T-Bag and Gretchen have their last stand at Gate, and Michael and Lincoln are betrayed by one of their own as they finally get to go face-to-face with the General.

  • Michael risks his life by breaking into the Company headquarters with Sucre's help. Gretchen tries to get the last card key with a meeting with the general.

  • Sara is left with no choice but to take Michael to the hospital as his condtion rapidly worsens. Sucre and Lincoln are faced with unknown territory as they are left in charge of the operation. Agent Self makes a surprising ally.

  • Michael, Lincoln, Sucre and Bellick tunnel into the Company's headquarters. Gretchen meets with Pad Man. Michael's condition continues to deteriorate.The police question T-Bag regarding Andy's disappearance. Wyatt propositions Sara while Mahone awaits his shot at his son's killer.

  • Lincoln and Sucre target Pad Man to obtain the sixth and final card key, and Gretchen gives Sarah an opportunity to settle the score. Michael and Roland each make deals with different devils, while a team member finds himself on the wrong end of a bullet.

  • Michael and the team tracks a key card holder to a racetrack; Mahone gets caught with something priceless; Wyatt targets Agent Self; T-Bag starts to figure out Whistler's code.

  • Michael and Lincoln make their way to the Treasury Department in search of the next key card holder; an awkward alliance formed by T-Bag at his new job arouses the suspicions of Sucre and Bellick; Wyatt uses his magic touch on Gretchen.

  • Michael and the team have one day to find the next cardholder or they risk going back to prison. Mahone seeks revenge on Wyatt who is attempting to extract info on Sara's whereabouts, while T-Bag finds the gateway to his new identity and future.

  • Michael, Lincoln, Sara and the team work with Roland, a new team meber, to get a copy of the data card. Meanwhile, Wyatt continues his mission to track down the brothers while T-Bag makes his way north using the bird book as his guide.

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