A&E has cancelled their drama series The Glades, which was the first scripted series to become a success on the network, after airing four seasons of the Matt Passmore fronted procedural.
Created by Clifton Campbell, The Glades follows the exploits of Jim Longworth, an attractive and brilliant Chicago homicide detective with a reputation for being difficult. When his captain wrongfully accuses him of sleeping with his wife and shoots him, he is exiled and forced to relocate. He lands in the sleepy, middle-of-nowhere town of Palm Glade, outside of the Florida Everglades. Longworth then joins the state police (the Florida Department of Law Enforcement) where he soon finds out this town isn’t quite as idyllic as he originally thought, when murders keep piling up. Each case pulls Longworth off the golf course and reluctantly into his element as one of the sharpest homicide detectives to wear a badge. The drama series stars Matt Passmore as Jim Longworth, Kiele Sanchez as Callie Cargill, Carlos Gomez as Carlos Sanchez, Uriah Shelton as Jeff Cargill, Jordan Wall as Daniel Green and Michelle Hurd as Colleen Manus.
The cancellation of The Glades comes as A&E is in the midst of finalising a renewal for their top rated scripted series Longmire with series producer Warner Horizon Television and despite the fact that the series posted season high ratings in its season four finale; averaging 3.4 million total viewers and a 0.9 A18-49 rating.