Several months ago, I became hooked on Prison Break. It's not the deepest show, but it's pretty frickin' clever. Unfortunately, what was once intended to be a ten part mini-series is now in the middle of its second season and seems to be flying by the seat of its pants.

To bring everyone up to speed, the show is about a man wrongfully accused of murder and his brother who gets himself incarcerated just so he can break them both out. The first season drags this out over 20+ episodes and it works just fine. Now they're on the run and you can't help but wonder where it's going. There will most certainly be another 12 episodes and probably a third season, but what else is going to happen. The show is called Prison Break and, well, they are out of prison.

Instead of stretching a plot close to, and possibly past, it's breaking point, Fox should end the show this season. Obviously, they won't do it so long as the show is profitable, which is why I propose this (yes, I'm finally getting to the point): they should start a new show next season with the same major actors. Truth is, I'm over this plotline but I would happily watch these guys work together as part of an international peace-keeping supergroup (or something).

Unlike television, the movie industry seems to have this concept down. In film, ongoing storylines go against the nature of the medium and are therefore rare and often degrade over time (hello Star Wars). So, when there is a success, the crew will often work together again (e.g. Christopher Guest and crew, Steven Soderbergh and the Cloon) or they'll take the same framework and replace the cast (e.g. the Bond films, anything produced by Jerry Bruckheimer).

Television should really give this a shot. When The Wire finally comes to a close, I don't want to see those guys split up. I'm sure David Simon could find a new use for them. That being said, I'd be happy if they just moved the location to Philadelphia and called it The Tap.