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. Rosemary Davis says

    We love this show. Its funny and a lot better than some of the garbage on the networks. Plus you can’t just leave it hanging.

  2. TJF says

    I really like Matt Passmore and the guy who plays the coroner…and the setting of Miami FL. The show was good the first couple seasons, but then it kind of jumped the shark and I stopped watching. I didn’t care for his love interest and now it is way too mushy-gushy with all the wedding plans. It needed to be more hard-core, not so much a soap opera.

  3. Tara says

    Definitely renew it – it is a great show and, having just watched the cliff hanger ending, I neeeeed a conclusion!!!

    I have loved this show from the first episode – it is a nice break in the summer programming from ridiculous reality shows.

  4. says

    Please renew this show or at least put a GOOD ending to this series. Not many good shows that I like which are now on TV. This one was a great one.
    Thank you

  5. Chris says

    My husband and I have watched all the episodes since the beginning. Would hate to see it cancelled it is a lot of fun to watch. We need to know if Jim survives, who shot him and do Kally and he get married.

  6. Laura says

    I LOVE this show…I can only hope A&E will renew for a 5th season. Has a great ensemble cast…play really well together in the sandbox of Palm Glades.

  7. janice says

    Really enjoy the fast pace and light-hearted humor. Would love to see another season. With all the reality garbage on TV, this is a nice change.

  8. Charlie Morris says

    Here is another great show… The Glades does a real good job, with set locations, relate able (if not a bit quirky) characters, good scripts… and for some reason, it gets no respect. This show is as good, if not better, than Most everything on ABC, NBC, or CBS; and certainly better than the mind numbing garbage such as Big Brother, Bachelor or Bachelorette, etc… !

  9. JR Jansen says

    One of my favorite shows…tropical setting, fun & interesting characters…total entertainment. Hopefully, more prople will discover it and the network will keep it going!

  10. Jeff says

    My wife and I were big fans of this show through seasons one and two. The past two seasons we’ve slowly enjoyed the show less and less. We can pin point the exact time we decided the show wasn’t a “must-see” show anymore, it was when Callie was in Atlanta and the new girl from FDLE was trying to woo Jim away. Jim was shirtless and jogging on the beach and the new girl stops mid sentence and goes “Well I should be shirtless too” and rips off her shirt for no reason. Not that I complained about what I saw, it was just a tell-tale sign the writing and acting on this show aren’t that good.

    This show’s bad acting and campy humor and blatantly obvious product placement spots were endearing at first, but how many times per episode can Jim outright accuse people of murder, drag them in, and catch them in a lie and then release them seconds later? (Minimum 3 per episode) Sadly, I wouldn’t be sad to see this show go anymore.

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