The Glades: Cancelled Next or Renewed for Season Five?

The Glades canceled or renewed for season five?Season four of The Glades concluded this week but the show hasn’t been renewed yet. Will it return for season five or will it be cancelled instead?

For those who haven’t seen it, The Glades follows a cocky Chicago detective (Matt Passmore) who moves to South Florida in hopes of finding a more relaxing way of life. He finds instead that he’s busier than ever. Others in the dramedy’s cast include Kiele Sanchez, Carlos G√≥mez, Uriah Shelton, Jordan Wall, and Michelle Hurd.

Season four of the show averaged 2.59 million viewers, down by 14% when compared to season three’s average (3.01 million). It’s the lowest-rated of A&E‘s three scripted dramas but hit a new high with its recent finale and an audience of 3.41 million.

While The Glades was the series to help A&E establish itself as a channel with scripted content, things aren’t looking too good for the show’s future. The ratings are down and the show is produced by Fox Television Studios so the cable channel doesn’t have a financial stake in its future.

According to Deadline, the show’s outlook isn’t bright but A&E hasn’t cancelled it yet.

After four seasons, there are 49 episodes of The Glades. That’s not enough for a syndication package but it might be close enough to give Fox incentive to make some kind of special deal to keep it going — either with A&E or another outlet. It would help if there were an appropriate Fox-owned channel but there isn’t.

For now, we’ll have to wait and see. If the show is cancelled, hopefully the producers will tell fans how the fourth season cliffhanger would have been resolved.

What do you think? Would you like to see a fifth season renewal or is it time for The Glades to be cancelled instead?

UPDATE: A&E has cancelled The Glades after four seasons.

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  1. janet brown says

    cancelling the Glades really stinks. Especially the way it was done. Leaving fans without the happy ending is just wrong. Bring it back for closure. I think it was Callie’s x-mother in law that did it.

  2. Jovanovic says

    They should keep the series going I always looked forward to each week to watch and to have it end the way it did was out right cruel every time a good series comes on some moron has to cancel

  3. Z knight says

    Not happy about ending, if so the glades was great I enjoyed the show. I’m sure someone could of finished at least 5 seasons. I’m dissapointed

  4. says

    The Glades is a great show how could they cancel it
    and leave us all hanging as to who shot jim.
    They should have let Jim and Callie get married
    I think it was Callie,,s ex husband who is the shooter.

  5. s. pepe says

    The last show was way off base with the personality the writers created for Jim. He should be the one to investigate who tired to kill him. That was shabby to leave the fans and cast of this show without an ending. Who ever put this to an abrupt halt was the same as tearing up the remaining pages of a book. It was an easy story line to watch, the characters were believable. Hope there is a fifth season.

  6. Debbie Goodwin says

    I am so mad about Glades. Can’t another station pick it up. I know it’s been awhile but I LOVE that show.

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