‘The Glades’ Canceled By A&E, Angry Fans Start Online Petition

Todd Rigney - Author

Jan. 13 2014, Updated 1:42 a.m. ET

The Glades has been canceled by the folks at A&E after four seasons on the cable network.

The police drama followed the adventures of a Chicago cop who moves to the wilds of Florida and joins the state police. Australian actor Matt Passmore starred as Jim Longworth on the series. Unfortunately, A&E has decided to pull the proverbial plug.

Fans of The Glades are no doubt a little irritated by the news of the show’s cancellation. According to Digital Spy, the series’ fourth season ended with a cliffhanger. Since the cable network isn’t moving forward with the fifth series, the story won’t be properly resolved.

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The end of the fourth season found Longworth getting shot on his wedding day. Since viewers won’t receive a conclusion to this cliffhanger, many are very angry about A&E’s decision. In fact, someone has already started a petition on Change.org in hopes of getting the network to change its mind.

The petition reads:

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As your first scripted drama to receive a renewal and give AETV an audience, I’m urging you to reconsider your decision to cancel, “The Glades”. Not only did the season finale receive a high rating, the cast has been superb at interacting with the show’s audience through Twitter, and other social media. They give their time to build the audience, and answer fan questions on a regular basis. With a dedicated fan base, I find it more than reasonable to ask your network to reconsider the decision, and put “The Glades” back on AETV.

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There’s always the chance that another network could pick up The Glades following its cancellation. However, no one has stepped forward to snag the rights to the show as of this writing.

Here are a few Twitter reactions to the recent news.

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Are you disappointed that A&E decided to cancel The Glades without resolving its season four cliffhanger? Do you think the network will change its mind?

[Image via A&E]


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