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A&E’s ‘The Glades’ Cancelled After Four Seasons

By | Friday August 30, 2013 @ 11:28am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

There will be no fifth season for A&E‘s veteran drama The Glades despite the series hitting season highs in its most recent season finale. Glades appeared unlikely to continue, and I hear the network made the call this morning. Like its companion Longmire, Glades posted season highs in its finale earlier this week, averaging 3.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.3 million adults 25-54. But year-to-year, Glades was down double digits in key demos while Longmire posted gains, likely contributing to A&E’s decision to renew Longmire and end Glades. Still, The Glades, from Fox TV Studios, performed respectably over its run. It was the first A&E scripted series to stick and helped establish the network’s scripted brand.

Related: ‘Longmire’ And ‘Glades’ Finales Hit Season Highs

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‘Longmire’ Renewed For Season 3, Series Producer Says; ‘The Glades’ Pickup Unlikely

By | Thursday August 29, 2013 @ 4:39pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Fans’ prayers seem to have been answered. A&E‘s most-watched drama series, Longmire, is getting a third season. “Thanks to the 5 million plus weekly fans (live+7),” Longmire executive producer John Coveny wrote on Twitter this afternoon. “Young and older skewing alike! The call just came: SEASON 3 for is a GO!” A&E and producing studio Warner BrosTV had no comment, though insiders cautioned that the two sides have yet to finalize a deal for a third season. There had been speculation that such a deal could include A&E taking ownership in the show. However, everyone seems to agree that Longmire will return to A&E for a third season. The renewal buzz comes on the heels of big ratings for Longmire‘s second-season finale earlier this week, which posted a season-high 4.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million adults 25-54. For the season, Longmire averaged 5.4 million viewers (Live+7, most current) and, while older skewing than A&E’s other series, it was up from Season 1 in the key younger demos.

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ And ‘The Glades’ Hit Season Highs In Finales, Await Renewal Decision

By | Tuesday August 27, 2013 @ 3:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was a good finish for A&E drama series Longmire and The Glades last night. The Season 2 finale of Longmire drew 4.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million A25-54, all season highs. Similarly, the Season 4 closer of The Glades averaged 3.4 million total viewers, 1.1 million A18-49 and 1.3 million A25-54, also season highs. But neither of the series knows its future beyond last night’s episodes. Last year, Longmire was renewed four weeks into its freshman run, while A&E pulled the trigger on a fourth season of The Glades in mid-September. There are several factors that likely play into A&E’s wait-and-see tactic on the two dramas. First, the network has a new management team as part of the recent reorganization at A&E parent A+E Networks, so they likely are re-examining the entire network portfolio. Additionally, neither of the two series is owned by A&E — Longmire comes from Warner Horizon and The Glades from Fox TV Studios — which usually gives networks extra incentive. A+E is now putting an emphasis on building its newly launched A+E Studios headed by former A&E head Bob DeBitetto. Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ & ‘The Glades’ Rise In Season Debuts

By | Tuesday May 28, 2013 @ 3:16pm PDT

Last Monday saw the season finale of Bates Motel on A&E Network. This week saw the return of The Glades and Longmire, both of which saw viewership growth over their previous season premieres. The Season 4 debut of Glades was watched by 3.3 million viewers Monday at 9 PM. That’s up 6% for the scripted drama over its Season 3 debut on June 3 last year. However, Glades was down in adults 18-49 and adults 25-54, getting 904,000 viewers in the 18-49 compared to 1.1 million for Season 3′s debut. In 25-54, Glades Season 4 premiere slid from 1.4 million to 1 million. The second A&E season premiere of the night saw Longmire back for Season 2. The Wyoming-based crime drama bopped up 5% from its freshman-season debut with 4.3 million viewers, rising 12% in both 18-49 and 25-52 over its June 3 series premiere. Read More »

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Lifetime’s ‘Devious Maids’, A&E’s ‘Longmire’ & ‘The Glades’ Get Premiere Dates

By | Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 7:14am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATED: Lifetime‘s soapy mystery dramedy Devious Maids, executive produced by Desperate Housewives‘ Marc Cherry and Eva Longoria, will premiere on  Sunday, June 23, at 10 PM.  The project, originally developed and piloted by ABC last season, stars Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes as five maids with ambition and dreams who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills, where  murder and mayhem collide in the mansions of some of the wealthiest and most powerful families. Read More »

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A&E’s ‘The Glades’ Renewed For Season 4

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 11:00am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

The Glades Season 4 A&E NetworkA&E Network has picked up its flagship drama series, The Glades, for a 13-episode fourth season to premiere in 2013. Starring Matt Passmore, Glades was the first A&E scripted series to stick and helped establish the network’s scripted brand. It was recently used to launch A&E’s breakout Longmire, which has already been renewed for a second season, also for a 2013 debut. In it third season, The Glades averaged 4.1 million total viewers for premiere episodes in Live+7, up 5% from Season 2. Read More »

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Ends Freshman Season On High Note, ‘Glades’ Wraps Third Cycle

By | Monday August 13, 2012 @ 1:52pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Airing against the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, the season one finale of A&E’s breakout drama series Longmire drew 4.3 million total viewers and a 1.6 million adults 25-54 on Sunday. The latter was a series high for the crime drama, which has already been renewed for a second season. (In total viewers, the series couldn’t match its series high of 4.55  million viewers but was up from the previous time it faced the Olympics.)

Longmire, which ranks as A&E’s No.1 original drama series ever in total viewers and adults 25-54, has averaged 4.0 million total viewers per premiere episode and 5.4 million in Live+7 viewing (through its first 8 episodes). Leading into Longmire’s closer was the third season finale of The Glades, which was watched by 3.1 million viewers, 1.2 million of them in the  adults 25-54 demo. That was close to the comedic drama’s season average. A&E is yet to make a decision on but the network’s brass likes the show, the first of its new crop of scripted originals to get traction, and a renewal appears a strong possibility.

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A&E’s ‘Longmire’, ‘The Glades’ Hit Season-Highs In Ratings

By | Monday July 16, 2012 @ 1:23pm PDT

Longmire was watched by a record 4.5 million viewers last night, making it the most-watched premiere episode for the freshman series in its seventh week, according to A&E Network. Last night’s show was up 10% over the previous week’s 4.1 million viewers. Its lead-in, the seventh episode of Season 3 of The Gladeswas watched by a season-best 3.4 million viewers, up 6% from 3.2 million last week. Longmire is produced by Warner Horizon Television; The Glades is produced by Fox Television Studios for A&E Network.

A&E’s ‘Longmire’ Renewed For Season 2

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‘Longmire’ Most-Watched A&E Scripted Series Debut Ever With 4.1M Viewers

By | Monday June 4, 2012 @ 2:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It was a strong night for cable dramas last night. After the second-season finale of HBO’s Game Of Thrones posted a series high 4.2 million viewers at 9 PM, the series premiere of A&E’s Longmire at 10 PM drew 4.1 million total viewers to become the network’s most-watched scripted series debut of all time and the highest-rated new cable scripted drama of 2012 among total viewers and adults 25-54 (1.4 million viewers). Longmire skewed older, averaging 986,000 viewers among adults 18-49, below A&E’s highest-rated premiere in the demo, Breakout Kings (1.5 million) and this year’s top new cable drama in 18-49, Lifetime’s The Client List. At 9 PM, the Season 3 premiere of A&E’s drama The Glades garnered 3.1 million total viewers, up 19% from last season; 1.4 million adults 25-54 (up 27%); and 1.1 million adults 18-49 (up 17%).

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A&E Network Sets Premiere Dates For ‘The Glades’ And ‘Longmire’

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 8:57am PDT

A&E The Glades PremiereThe Season 3 premiere of A&E’s drama The Glades will premiere Sunday, June 3 at 9 PM and will be followed at 10 by the series premiere of the scripted drama Longmire. The new series, based on Craig Johnson’s Walt Longmire mystery novels, stars Robert Taylor as the sheriff of a Wyoming town and will feature 10 one-hour episodes.

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A&E Renews ‘The Glades’ For Third Season

By | Tuesday October 18, 2011 @ 1:30pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A&E has renewed its flagship drama series The Glades for a third season, which will launch next summer. The news comes a month after the cop series starring Matt Passmore ended its second season, which averaged 3.9 million viewers, 1.55 million of them in the 18-49 demographic and 1.74 million in adults 25-54. In 18-49, The Glades was up 12% from Season 1. With the renewal, A&E will have three original series on tap for next year: The Glades; Breakout Kings, which will return for a second season; and the recently picked up newcomer Longmire. The Glades is produced by Fox TV Studios and executive produced by creator Clifton Campbell and Gary Randall.

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A&E Sets Premiere Date For ‘The Glades’

By | Thursday April 21, 2011 @ 9:53am PDT

Season 2 of A&E’s original series The Glades, which stars Matt Passmore and Kiele Sanchez, will premiere Sunday, June 5 at 10 PM. Last season, the Fox Television Studios-produced drama became the most-watched series in network history, averaging 3.1 million viewers.

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ABC Studios Exec Joins A&E As VP Drama

By | Thursday February 10, 2011 @ 10:33am PST
Nellie Andreeva

Liz Dickler has joined A&E Network as VP of drama programming, reporting to SVP drama Tana Nugent Jamieson. Dickler will be responsible for developing new scripted drama series and mini-series for A&E, as well as overseeing current series, including season two of The Glades and upcoming series Breakout Kings. Dickler joins A&E from ABC Studios where she spend two years as director of current series ­ overseeing such series as Criminal Minds, Castle, Scrubs and According to Jim.  Before that she served as manager of drama development where she oversaw the development of several pilots and series including Kyle XY, Cane and Dirt.

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Sunny With A Chance Of… Same Tagline?

By | Tuesday November 2, 2010 @ 9:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

USA Network’s Burn Notice and A&E’s The Glades already have a lot in common – the same Florida locale and blue-sky feel, the same light tone and quirky characters led by a handsome leading man and the same producing studio, Fox TV Studios. Now the two shows also share a tagline. The upcoming season of Burn Notice has been being promoted with the slogan: Sunny with a Chance of Espionage, not to be confused with The Glades’ tagline for its first season, Sunny with a Chance of Homicide. It is sunny in Florida… UPDATE: After discovering the coincidence, USA took down the “sunny” Burn Notice ads, which had only run online.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Highs For ‘The Glades’, ‘The Kardashians’ & ‘Army Wives’

By | Monday August 23, 2010 @ 11:32am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

A&E’s freshman drama The Glades hit series high in adults 18-49 (1.3 million) last night. The total viewership for the episode was 3.3 million.

Meanwhile, Keeping Up with the Kardashians opened its fifth season on E! with its highest-rated and most watched season premiere ever.  The season debut drew 4.7 million viewers, up 14% from last year. This was E!’s second most watched and highest-rated telecast ever behind last season’s Kardashians finale.

At Lifetime, the season 4 finale of Army Wives (3.9 million) hit season highs in total viewers and all key demographics.

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Gary Randall Re-Ups With Fox TV Studios

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Producer Gary Randall has inked a new two-year first-look deal with Fox TV Studios. The news follows the strong premiere of Randall’s second series for the studio, The Glades, on A&E. Randall joined FtvS in 2004, about the time the studio began its push in original series, and has been there ever since, developing and producing projects through his Grand Prods. He executive produced FtvS’ drama series Saving Grace starring Holly Hunter, which ended its 3-season run on TNT on June 21. The Glades, which Randall executive produces with creator Clifton Campbell, debuted with 3.6 million viewers on Sunday, breaking A&E’s records for most-watched and highest-rated original drama series telecast ever. Randall is repped by attorney Brad Small.

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RATINGS RAT RACE: Big Debut For ‘Glades’

Nellie Andreeva

Third time proved to be the charm for A&E whose third original series, The Glades, debuted with 3.6 million viewers last night, posting the network’s most-watched original drama series telecast ever. The Glades also broke records in the adults 18-49 and 25-54 demographics, delivering 1.4 million viewers and 1.2 million viewers, respectively. Combined with the encore airing, The Glades was watched by a total of 5.1 million viewers last night and grew by 38% from its lead-in. A&E’s first two original scripted dramas from the network’s recent re-entry into the genre, The Cleaner and The Beast, debuted with 2.6 million viewers and 2.4 million viewers, respectively. “The fact that The Glades was able to break through in a crowded summer landscape against heavy competition is a testament to the quality of the show and the incredible talent and performance of the show’s lead Matt Passmore,” said Bob DeBitetto, president & GM of A&E and BIO Channel. The solid showing is also certain to reaffirm A&E’s new creative direction toward lighter procedurals with The The Glades and recent pickup Breakout Kings.

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