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Sarah Wayne Callies Nixed By Prison Break

Sarah Wayne Callies Nixed By Prison Break

Sarah Wayne Callies is not returning to Prison Break this season, reports TV Guide.

The 30-year-old actress, who plays Dr. Sara Tancredi, was reportedly on maternity leave but apparently that’s not the case!

This doesn’t make much sense creatively for the show as Prison Break spent two years building her relationship with Michael Scofield (Wentworth Miller), but we’ll see how the writers spin this one. Who’s going to be Michael’s new love interest this season???

Back in January, it was announced that Callies would be expecting her first child, with husband Josh Winterhalt, in late summer. No news about the birth has officially been announced yet but the baby is reportedly a girl.

UPDATE: A publicist for FOX just issued a statement exclusively to “Actually – the network and studio has not confirmed that Sarah Wayne Callies has departed the series this season. Dr. Sara Tancredi plays a significant part in the storyline this year.” So the question still remains — will Callies return as Dr. Tancredi?

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  • sahara

    i dont think that PB dumped her b/c i subscribe to PB magazine and they say that sara and michael r not over and some of the writers even discuss how they see the whole series ending and one of the writers even said that shed like to have misa married with kids. the show said that shed still have her job after maternity leave. it would have to be swc who made the decision and i dont think she dislikes working on the show or with went (she says such beautiful things about him)but maybe b/c she hasnt had her baby and theyve already been filming since june she might not return til next season. but i agree i might not watch if shes gone for good or they replace her. sarah is sara and no one else will ever be able to bring as much as she has to that role. the chemistry is amazing between wm and swc and the storyline is too developed for them to let it go and i honestly dont think swc would just up and go like that so i do believe shell be back if not this ssn then next.

  • [~Famous~]

    buh bye! if you watch pb for sarah, your a weirdo. first season she was okay, second – blah. she wont be missed.

    she was holding the show back. their love story was such a small small part. she’ll be forgotten in 2 episodes.

  • CARO

    is not possible is crazy nooooooooooo

  • tina

    She’s the reason season 2 sucked. They should have killed her off back in season 1 when they had the chance. Michael and Sara are an awful couple.

    First she ruins the show and then she leaves the sinking ship. A real class act.

    I bet she is probably just trying to blackmail Fox.

  • Mink

    I can’t believe anyone would stop watching the show just ‘cos she’s gone. She is totally expendable. Won’t be missed.

  • Ali

    No way. I love misa!!!

  • Melisa


  • Lisa

    Bye Prison Break. Thanks for two good seasons. The third one will be NADA with no Sarah Wayne Callies, and not watched by me.

  • simi

    It’s not the show’s fault if the actress doesn’t want to come back. It’s not like the show has a choice.

  • wenselao

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo. Por favor que no sea cierta esta noticia. La Sara Tancredi es la media totnona ydaba gusto verla en la serie.

    No puede no estar en esta temporada, ahi si que la cagarian y sino pobre que la reemplacen por otra actriz, ahi serie francamente detestable.

  • Melisa

    Vote for SARA, vote for PRISON BREAK!!!

  • bbr

    WHAT?!?!?!?!?! IT CAN’T BE TRUE!!!!!!



  • torogi

    Ugh, hell no! That news just broke my heart :(

  • Raichill

    I have always thought that SWC didn’t seem comfortable with the intrusion in her private life that being a celebrity brings. And I always got the impression she didn’t like being the love interest because her husband maybe didn’t like her being in such scenes. I wish she hadn’t taken on the role of Sara if she was planning a family so soon. I think she wants to be a fulltime mother and that’s her prerogative. So many fans are going to be disappointed if the rumour is true. Her character’s relationship with Michael has been bulit up over the last 2 seasons and to lose it would be damaging to the show. If she’s not returning I would rather they recast her role rather than kill her off. I need Michael to fight to be with a live woman rather than fight for a dead one.

  • Angel

    Sign this petition to save Sarah:

    Spread the word!! We need more signatures people!

  • Talita


    Then count me out! I only watch for Sara and MiSa

  • Kez

    I hope this is just another stupid rumour. She HAS to come back!

  • Stephanie

    Well she have to respect her contrat right i don’t get it. Fine she have a baby but that not a reason to quit the show who made you famous. I just so angry and i don’t want to whatch the show anymore. MiSa or nothing. And another actress to play her caracter will suck.

  • Myra

    yEah i agree with the comment of recasting her role.. rather than killing her off. Though i honetly doubt that they would cut her !!… Anyway… WENTWORTH MILLER issssssssss who im waiting forr!!!!! :D

  • gracie

    she needs to be back or else viewers will feel incomplete on her absence….please don’t do this! i love her character!

  • ABC

    This really sucks big time now they’ll make Mike/Wentworth possibly hookup with the new dark tranny looking woman on the show or the other slut Jodi i hope not!!!!!

  • jj

    I think she will return.

  • jj

    I think she will stay with the show.

  • ABC

    This sucks big time if she’s out what they are going to write in as Mike’s new love interest the new dark tranny looking woman on the show or Jodi the slut.I think this is maybe another commotion like at the end of season 1 oh she may not be back on season 2 and it was all to stir the audience.If this is true and it was her decision to leave the show to make movies who is she kidding she’s no movie star or has the appeal of one.She should just stick to the show and to tv as long as possible like Wentworth, he is sick of PB but he is still hanging in there so should she!

  • Cat

    I hope this is a rumor. If it’s not, I’m going to vomit in my shoes. Granted, while I am a huge fan of the show–and the boys–I really started to respect her character towards the end of season two. (She could definitely hold her own with the guys). I also liked the relationship between the Doc and Michael. I hope she’s not out. I’ll wait and hold on vomiting until I hear officially from Fox.

  • Rose

    Why doesn’t her agent put out a statement and end all this?
    A Yes or a No would be enough!!!

  • lolia


  • http://none Kay

    I love MiSa and the character of Sara. She and Michael are as perfect as any couple I’ve ever seen on TV or in film. Wentworth and Sarah are so beautiful together and they seem to instinctively understand each other. They are a lot alike in real life, and I think they are very good friends too. If Sarah doesn’t come back, PB will not be the same and I won’t ever get over my disappointment!!! If Sarah wants to extend her maternity leave that’s understandable, but she could at least return in the second half of the season or work part time, whatever it takes! Please keep MiSa!! Sign the online petition ereryone! PB will be ruined without Sara.

  • pbfan

    i want sarah back!!!!! i want sarah back !!!! i want sarah back!!!!!

  • http://none Kay

    Check out this new PB Season 3 trailer that I found on DailyMotion. How can they show this if Sarah’s not coming back????

  • spooky

    77 Kay : 09/08/2007 at 8:51 am
    Check out this new PB Season 3 trailer that I found on DailyMotion. How can they show this if Sarah’s not coming back????

    I’m not sure what you mean……were you talking about the flashback scenes? Anyway, I’ll be happy if this is true. I never cared for her at all, her storyline needs to end.

  • spooky

    By the way, I think it’s crazy to say you only watch Prison Break for Sarah

  • Paska ohjelma

    Alright. if this is the truth?! I wont “tune in” and watch one more prison break episode. i hate that Dominic actor anyway. I loved Prison Break with Sarah in it and this “news” just sucks and well (only) one less (forein) viewer so it ain a great loss. but still. it’s a damn shame (mostly for me.. :-) )


    Let’s wait for an official announcement. Her baby may have been born with health issues or special needs and may need to take time off.All we can do is wait.

  • jib-jab

    I’m frankly glad. The whole ‘MiSa’ thing sucks.

    Btw, I can’t help but wonder if the recent gossip about Went had something to do with this. Fox probably thinks the public would not accept him with a female. And they’re probably right. I’ve known about Went so I never saw chemisty between MiSa.

  • Eva


  • lauren

    You stupid haters!!! You guys just hate Sara’s character only because she is living a love story with Wentworth Miller’s one!! HELLLOOOOO…it’s a show!!!!
    It’s not the reality…you jerks are such a babies!!!!
    You have to deal with it…it’s his job!!!

    And for all this Sarah’s stuff…we have to stay calm because the only people who can tell us the truth it’s Fox or her!
    And they didn’t said nothing yet!!
    Sorry but i didn’t see this new in the BIG websites!

    If she goes…PB will loose a lot of viewers sorry, but if one of your principal characters are leaving, you’re destroying your show!
    I’lle be one of the most deprimed if she goes! =(

  • Anna

    I wonder if they will kill her cahracter off or just Sarah Wayne.Because if it’s not her character and they put another actress to replace her i hope,wish they put someone ugly and unattractive in her place and married.Keep her paws off Wentworth Miller!

  • Giulia

    SIGN PPL SIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mink

    “Btw, I can’t help but wonder if the recent gossip about Went had something to do with this. Fox probably thinks the public would not accept him with a female. And they’re probably right.”

    Oh for goodness sake! It’s pretty obvious from the reaction to this possible news that ‘the public’ feels no such way, and I’m sure Fox don’t think any such thing.

    Her leaving or wanting more time off is obviously to do with the fact that she’s just given birth – it’s hardly for no evident reason whatsoever.

  • parveen

    no way why?? when did she have he baby???

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  • JA

    Interestingly enough, on IMDB it reports her as 2005 – 2007, with no mention of “in production” for season 3: but then again it doesn’t for Went so I guess that means nothing :) She is however down for filming some other show this year “Queen’s Supreme” which I imagine would be very hard to do whilst having a baby and filming season 3 of PB..!

    Something afoot I reckon, maybe she gets killed off after like two episodes. With WM about to come out of the closet she probably figured that his acting wasn’t up to scratch to convince the female audience of being hetero… Well I’ve never been convinced anyhow.

  • hasan

    tamam siktirsin girtsin scofield e karı mı yok bulur siker birini

  • sarah

    I dont really care about SWC. She’s not so good

    As long I can see Michael I’m ok.

    Love you Went

  • Alice

    Sarah please came back….the show can’t exist without you and michael..we’re perfect and great actors..please change your mind!

  • Emily

    SHE IS NOT LEAVING!!! why does everyone believe everything they read! this is another stupid rumor!

  • A

    I really hope she is leaving (can’t stand her) and WM being gay is not a rumour, is a fact