Thursday, April 15, 2010
"PRISON BREAK" RETURNS TO TELEVISION ON SI TV
Released by Si TV
Si TV has announced the breakout arrival of the acclaimed series Prison Break to the network. The Golden Globe-nominated series will premiere on Si TV on Monday, April 19, its first airing anywhere since its first-run on FOX. Prison Break will air Monday-Friday nights on Si TV at 10PM ET/PT.
"Prison Break" is a suspenseful drama that revolves around two brothers; one has been sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and the other devises an elaborate plan to help his brother escape prison. The series focuses Lincoln Burrows (played by Dominic Purcell), a death-row inmate who is accused of the murder of the vice president. Wentworth Miller stars as his brother Michael Schofield, an engineer who helped design the prison where Lincoln is being held. Michael gets himself arrested and sent to the same prison so, empowered with his knowledge of the building, the two brothers can escape together. However, while inside, Michael discovers a massive conspiracy that is determined to see Lincoln's sentence carried out.
The series also made a star of Latino actor Amaury Nolasco, who was twice-nominated by the National Council of La Raza's (NCLR) prestigious ALMA awards for his work on Prison Break. Nolasco portrays Fernando Sucre, Michael's complex cellmate.
The 81-episode series ran on the Fox Network from 2005-2009 and continues to have a huge on-line following as evidenced by its 1.5+ million fans on Facebook. In support of the series launch on Si TV, the network has built a robust, interactive site featuring video extras, games, photos and much more at www.sitv.com/prison-break .
Si TV is America's first media company to reach the millions of 18-34-year-old Latinos who prefer their content in English and seek it across all platforms - including linear television, the internet, video-on-demand and wireless devices. Si TV offers authentic, relevant content that includes Model Latina, Latino 101, and the first-ever Web-to-TV reality series Elle & Tito: The Married Life.