TV Q&A: 'Prison Break' had a few endings

  • Article by: RICH HELDENFELS , Akron Beacon Journal
  • Updated: May 18, 2014 - 12:52 PM
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Wentworth Miller, front, and Dominic Purcell starred in the 2009 show “Prison Break.”

Q: Several years ago, I faithfully watched every episode of “Prison Break.” However, I missed the last show. It has been nagging me how it finally ended. Is there a way to get that final program?

A: “Prison Break” officially ended with an episode called “Killing Your Number” in 2009. That wrapped up the main story and showed what the characters were doing four years later. But soon after, Fox aired “Prison Break: The Final Break,” a special containing the episodes “The Old Ball and Chain” and “Free,” which covered major events in that four-year gap in the finale.

You can find all four seasons and “The Final Break” on DVD and Blu-ray. They also are on Amazon Instant Video, iTunes and Netflix. Netflix has “The Final Break” under the episode titles at the end of its Season 4 list.

‘Longmire’ returns in June

Q: Any chance of the following series coming back: “Longmire,” “Necessary Roughness,” “Las Vegas” and “Killer Women”?

A: You are one for four. “Longmire” begins a new season on A&E on June 2.

“Necessary Roughness” was dropped by USA Network last year after three seasons. If by “Las Vegas,” you mean the Josh Duhamel series on NBC, it ended in 2008; if you mean “Vegas,” the CBS drama with Dennis Quaid, it ended in 2013 after a single season. “Killer Women” was so unsuccessful for ABC this year that it was taken off the air with some first-season episodes still in the can.

No more ‘Mister Peepers’

Q: A few years ago the “Mister Peepers” classic TV series became commercially available. The show actually ran for three seasons, but, apparently, production of the DVDs stopped with the first season and a few episodes from the second season.

Do you know of any source where the remaining episodes from the second season and the third season might be available?

A: They might not be. I contacted S’more Entertainment, which released two sets of episodes of the 1952-55 comedy starring Wally Cox. The company replied that the market for DVDs is eroding, and that the cost of restoring and digitizing old kinescopes of the series leads to a high retail price, which looks even higher when more-recent series are often available at bargain rates.

“It’s frustrating, but the economic realities make this impossible to justify an additional DVD release without a substantial loss,” the e-mail said.

Send questions about pop culture (with name and address) to rheldenfels@thebeaconjournal.com.

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