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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 Gómez, 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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michael April 12, 2015 at 4:51 pm

don’t leave us hanging ! bring it back for at least one more season
we enjoy the show . cannot afford cable. netflex is the only way for us to watch this great show


Rich Olson March 30, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Must renew very enjoyable show


Ken Ahlquist March 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm

What a stupid way for a network to “try” and get people to watch future series . If they end like Glades maybe the network folks “in charge” need their futures in the business terminated. ( Not like Jim’s though)


Thomas John Thompson March 12, 2015 at 11:57 pm

Great sick of watching shows that end on a cliffhanger ,as for Fox A&E just to let yous know as one of 3·4 million people who watch the Glades how would yous like it if nobody watched anymore of your programs ,yous would not be happy about that.Treat viewers like idiots and we the viewers just might just surprise the lot of yous…


Anonymous March 18, 2015 at 7:49 pm

keep it going


Sarah March 12, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Why why why do u keep doing this to uk and American shows please just one more to see what happens to Jim


chell February 21, 2015 at 2:24 pm

I have been waiting not so patiently I am really hoping for a season 5. It really doesn’t seem fair to fans to end it that way. Please do another season.


Anonymous February 18, 2015 at 2:47 pm

How can you end a series like that?!?!? We need to know


D. Casida February 17, 2015 at 11:38 am

Please do a season 5. You need to at least end the show. I really like this show.


pat February 16, 2015 at 8:40 am

Bring it back ,at least for a ending so fans to see who shot Jim!!!!!!!!!


Ted February 10, 2015 at 3:20 pm

Bring it back for number 5 !!!!!


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