The Glades: Cancelled by A&E, No Season Five

The Glades canceledAs expected A&E has cancelled The Glades after four seasons on the air. There won’t be a fifth season or wedding for Jim (Matt Passmore) and Callie (Kiele Sanchez).

The dramedy began in July 2010 and it became their first scripted series to last more than a season. The cancellation comes days after The Glades’ fourth season finale attracted 3.41 million viewers. This was the show’s most-watched episode since the series premiere which drew 3.55 million.

Unfortunately, the fourth season as a whole was down by 14% year-to-year and The Glades was the cable channel’s lowest-rated scripted series. It didn’t help that the show was also produced by Fox, an outside studio, so A&E didn’t have a financial stake in the show’s future.

Of course, the real losers are the fans. The fourth season ended on a cliffhanger with Jim being shot in the chest by an unknown assailant. Hopefully the producers will find a way to give faithful viewers an idea of what might have happened in season five.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that The Glades has been cancelled? How would you have resolved the cliffhanger? Should Jim and Callie be together?

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  1. Cindy says

    I am really upset that you’re not bringing the show back. Especially with the cliffhanger you left us. There are so many “crappy” shows out there but of course you get a good one and cancel it. I feel like the other fans, very, very disappointed. You could at least have a few more shows to wrap up what happened to Jim and Jim getting married to Callie.

  2. Diane says

    This totally sucks! This is not the first time that I got hooked on a great series on this station and they pulled the plug, however, this is the FIRST time that they have left all of the fans in the kurch because we will never know what happens to Jim. I am going to drop this station from my cable subscription.

  3. mel says

    I am disappointed that the series is over for all the reasons that the above viewers have mentioned. It is sad. There is so many other shows that are not fit for viewing that are still on TV and you cancel a decent show.

  4. Cheryl says

    I agree, I am very disappointed that you have cancelled The Glades! I too will think twice before getting interested in any shows on your station as they may end up being cancelled too!

  5. says

    I am pissed!!!!! I can’t believe you’ve canceled The Glades. I’ve been waiting for my favorite show to start the new season. Now you’ve done it. I’m not even going to watch your station anymore. I’m tired of getting interested in a show just to have it jerked away!!! I will let everyone know our show has been canceled by some dim wits at a & e. Thanks for nothing!

  6. Susan says

    This is an AWFUL decision!!!! I got my husband hooked on this series and we have really enjoyed the chemistry between the characters. PLEASE do something that can bring it back. To leave fans with that cliff hangar is just wrong.

    • says

      Can’t think of ANY network ever leaving viewers so totally in the lurch as A & E did on this one. Sort of makes one realize they have no interest in those who have been faithful viewers. But….they won’t get the chance to do that to me again. All done with them.

  7. Michelle says

    I can not believe this show was cancelled. What happened to Jim? What about Jim and Callie? We waited a long time to see them get married and it didn’t even happen!! I LOVE this show! I especially like how Jim solves the crimes with small clues that no one else seems to see!! Bring it back! Or at least have a movie to tie up the loose ends. It would be great if another network picked this up!

  8. Mary Ruth & Butch says

    Bummer. My husband & I enjoyed this show. We liked his attitude, he had no problem accusing everyone of murder then eliminate the innocent one at a time.

  9. Paulette says

    how sad to find an interesting show, with characters that keep your interest and you want to follow them, be cancelled after only 4 seasons. I hope someone picks them up. It truly is a cast of characters that work amazingly well together.

  10. Kathleen says

    I loved this show! It is so disappointing that it was cancelled, especially with such a cliffhanger. Can’t A&E change their mind? Series being cancelled like this is enough to make me want to forgo TV altogether.

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