The paper said the network has ordered 13 episodes of "Prison Break" -- about a man who intentionally goes to prison as part of a plan to help his brother break out of death row. The project is described as a cross between "24" and "Escape from Alcatraz."
The series is being produced for 20th Century Fox TV by a team that includes Neal Moritz ("The Fast and the Furious," "Superman Returns") and Brett Ratner ("Rush Hour"). Ratner directed the pilot, from a script by co-executive producer Paul Scheuring ("A Man Apart").
Variety said the show would be ready by mid-August, but Fox had not yet decided when it will air.
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