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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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Lynn Brown April 22, 2014 at 12:03 pm

I love the Glades. I started watching it on my kindle and bought the 3rd and 4th season so I could watch it at the gym. With all the reality shows it is refreshing to see a great cop show like the Glades. I love all the characters and I don’t want to see it cancelled. Please A&E rethink your decision.


jody April 22, 2014 at 11:05 am

I cant’t believe a network would leave a show with such an ending. Will rethink AETV. Lots of other networks. And you renewed That Longmire???? That show Sufis.


Bonni April 22, 2014 at 12:55 am

I can’t believe Glades is not coming back. I am very disappointed and highly annoyed. What a horrible way to treat the millions of us that did watch the show. Seems like it should have been figured out before you left the main character shot and bleeding on the floor. Just stupid, A&E.


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