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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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Heather April 21, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I think A&E should not cancel Glades, we and many of our friends watch Glades faithfully. We have been waiting patiently for the next season. Please bring it back on.


Barbara April 20, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I was really looking forward to The Glades coming back this summer. It was one of the best shows of the summer. How can they take that off the air especially the way it end. I’m really disappointed.


Barbara April 20, 2014 at 8:12 pm

I was really looking forward to The Glades coming back this summer. I was one of the best shows of the summer. How can they take that off the air especially the way it end. I’m really disappointed.


Patti April 19, 2014 at 5:17 am

How do they decide how many viewers they have? I work nights so everything I watch is either recorded or I watch it on my Kindle. Am I counted and all others like me? I love The Glades so much that I bought the 4th season from Amazon, is this counted? Please, please at least give us the 5th season to wrap it up.


lee April 13, 2014 at 11:43 pm

This was a great show. This would have had a larger audience if A&E had promoted even half as much as Longmire. Please bring this back fans need closure. Even a 2 hour move to tie up loose ends.


claudia April 13, 2014 at 12:30 am

love this show bring it back…..why do they cancel all the best shows


Kelly April 12, 2014 at 1:19 am

Im so upset that they cancelled The Glades!! They actually put a show on that is worth watching and they cancel it!! Take those stupid reality shows off!! I love the show and was truly looking forward to watching season 5.. Soooo dissapointed in A&E right now


Della April 9, 2014 at 9:17 am

Why would you cancel a good show that millions watch? take off a good show that everyone can watch and leave on trash like Bates Motel. Guess I won’t be watching A&E anymore, used to be one of my favorite channels. Not watching Longmire any longer you’ll just cancel it.


Nancy April 8, 2014 at 6:33 pm

It’s not fair to those if us who watch your network. We are faithful to you and when we find a series that we like you just drop it. I guess your faithful series followers don’t mean much to you. The glades was a descent series that anyone can watch. It’s not right to leave us hanging like that then just drop us. Guess we won’t be watching A&E anymore. Because if we find something we like to watch you will just cancel it so why watch your station to begin with


Anonymous April 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

The Glades is a great great show. BRING IT BACK.


Lisa April 6, 2014 at 9:39 pm

Love this show,…why have such a 4th season ending in that way and not play it out. Would to see the wedding and them deal with real life work, home and family issues. Please bring it back,…season 5 is a must!!!


Cricket March 31, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I can’t believe they would cancel a GOOD show and leave on some of the garbage
that you can’t even watch with adults, let alone children. I LOVED the Glades.
Please bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Joanna March 30, 2014 at 5:10 pm

They need to bring this program back.Everytime they put a good one on they cancel it,not right


k March 27, 2014 at 8:48 pm

It’s an awesome show that needs to come back


Sarah March 27, 2014 at 4:48 pm

Please bring back The Glades!!!! I love that show!! U can’t leave u hanging either the almost wedding!!!!! Please please please


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