A&E Pulls Plug on Drama Series Deadline

A&E has canceled a drama series. reports that the cable channel made the decision not to go ahead with a fifth season of "The Glades."

The decision comes even though the show's fourth-season finale hit season highs in viewership, the piece notes.

"I hear the network made the call this morning," Nellie Andreeva reports on the website. "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."

The cable channel will bring back "Longmire" for a third season, as we reported previously.

Andreeva adds: "'The Glades,' from Fox TV Studios, was the first A&E scripted series to stick and helped establish the network’s scripted brand."