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A&E Renews Drama Series B&C

A&E has given a renewal to a drama series that is credited with helping the channel become the most-watched ad-supported cable network of the summer on Sunday nights, B&C reports.

The series is "The Glades," which will be back for a fourth season.

The show's third season drew an average of 4.1 million viewers for first-run episodes, an increase of 5% from the previous season, the story says. The show's fourth season will debut in 2013.

"The Glades" is credited along with "Longmire" with boosting A&E's fortunes on Sunday nights. The second season of "Longmire" and the new series "Bates Motel" are slated to bow in 2013.