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24: Legacy fate undecided, Prison Break unlikely for next season

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Fox still isn’t sure about whether to renew 24: Legacy and Prison Break.

On a conference call with reporters on Monday, executives said they’re still mulling whether to bring the two shows back for another round.

Legacy, we were so happy with the creative on that show, we think Corey Hawkins did a great job replacing Jack Bauer was no easy feat and he really stepped up on it,” said Fox TV chairman Gary Newman. “… as you probably know Corey is on Broadway right now with Six Degrees of Separation … his schedule wouldn’t allow us to consider the show for the fall. It’s very much still in the mix, it’s another show we intend to talk about when we get back to Los Angeles with the showrunners.”

We’re hearing producers will pitch ways to keep 24 going in the weeks after Fox’s upfront presentation. While Fox execs say they were happy with the creative side of 24: Legacy, ratings went down from the show’s post-Super Bowl presentation of 17.6 million viewers to about 3.3 million viewers for its finale, so we’d be surprised if there were no major creative changes at the very least. “There was

As for Prison Break, it sounds like the show will not be back next season — but might return at some point. “We would definitely consider doing more episodes of Prison Break,” fellow Fox TV chairman Dana Walden said. “I know they’re thinking about it. It’s definitely not something we want to do every season, we want to make it special. We actually love this season.”

The network did, however, officially end Scream Queens, claiming the anthology show “feels like it told a complete story.”