Air date: 5/15/2009
On the Mount Rushmore of shows that started out brilliantly and quickly fizzled, Homeland and Heroes are guaranteed busts, but Prison Break deserves the George Washington spot. You see, at the end of seasons one, the prison breakers broke out of prison. Needless to say, this presented a creative challenge to a writing staff who had created a hit show about a prison break. After four years, several more prison breaks and no clear direction, the show was given a mercy shanking. We're not going to bother getting into the convoluted season four plot, but suffice it to say that it doesn't involve a prison break, and does involve stealing a computer chip and the UN. OK, sure.