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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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TT August 9, 2014 at 1:44 pm

VERY DISAPPOINTED! The very least they could do is give us a 2 hour series finale!!

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Cathy August 9, 2014 at 11:15 am

I’m very bummed that the show was cancelled. I really thought it was a good series.

I wonder – do the ratings count if a show is being recorded? I ask because I travel for work and don’t always get to watch my favorite shows when they actually air. But, I do record them religiously and watch them later. That should count! Particularly in today’s busy world.

As for the shooter – Ray seems too obvious. If season 5 was already filmed, mabe Netflix will pick it up?

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Bernie August 9, 2014 at 12:56 am

Loved it! Why why why! It was a good show ! And yes Callie
And Jim should be together. It was Rays mom who shot him.
At least give a finale show so we know what everyone
Is doing.

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Cynthia Robinson August 8, 2014 at 2:48 pm

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!

STUPID MOVE!

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kelly August 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm

THIS MAKES ME REALLY UPSET WHEN THERE IS A GOOD SHOW ON IT GOES OFF AIR REALLY WHY? DOESNT MAKE SENSE TO ME AT ALL I REALLY LIKED THE ACTORS IN THE SHOW IT WAS ALSO FUNNY ON SOME PARTS

GLADES NEED TO BE BACK ON

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Jimi Sanchez August 7, 2014 at 7:20 pm

Really disappointed not have at least a two hour special finishing the show. The quality of the writing and acting would generate a lot of views.

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Brian McCallum August 7, 2014 at 1:56 am

really pissed of that this series finished this way. Not fair on the fans of the channel or the show. Unfinished cliff hangers on unfinished series does not give viewers confidence to continue to watch this channel.

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robin August 6, 2014 at 9:42 pm

I think they need to finish up by either Jim dying or Callie and Jim getting married. At least let it be known that it is Callie’s ex husband or the Witness Protection guy who shot Jim. Don’t just leave us with a cliffhanger and walk away…. Not cool…..

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Amber August 6, 2014 at 3:40 pm

This show is awesome! Please bring it back, or at least for season 5 to finalize things. Why would you end it with such a horrible cliffhanger? This is such a disappointment!

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Anonymous August 4, 2014 at 7:14 pm

Bring it back PLEASE!!! Don’t let it end like that!!!! Give us closure!

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Mary Scoglio August 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm

so sad we will not see the out come of the cliffhanger very discouraging such a good show. I will not be happy watching A&E weekly show’s to get involved in a weekly series and left hanging at the end is not fair to their viewers. If the show was not to be continued it show at least have an final ending. A&E DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS VIEWERS.

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Leah August 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Loved the show….disappointed it was cancelled. Bring it back please!!!

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Bill August 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm

I hope they return with season five or even six. They need to show if jim dies or what. It was a whole lot better then other t v series that are still running.

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Maddie Iem August 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I’m really angry, it ended. this was one of the best shows I have ever watched. I started it on Netflix and finished all 4 seasons in 5 days. such an amazing plot line and characters. such a shame to see it end. really hoping to have one more season to find conclusions to everything that happened in that last episode.

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Kim August 3, 2014 at 2:19 pm

So disappointed! Thoroughly enjoyed The Glades….bring it back please!

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