|Also known as||Sugarloaf|
|Created by||Clifton Campbell|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||4|
|No. of episodes||49 (list of episodes)|
|Production location||South Florida|
|Running time||45 minutes|
|Original release||July 11, 2010 –|
August 26, 2013
The Glades is an American crime drama television series, created by Clifton Campbell, that aired on the A&E network for four seasons from July 11, 2010 to August 26, 2013.
The police procedural show starred Matt Passmore as Jim Longworth, a Chicago police detective who becomes a state police detective in a Florida Everglades community. He leaves the Chicago Police Department after being shot in the buttocks by his captain, who thought Jim was sleeping with his wife. He receives a large settlement from the city of Chicago and settles in Florida for the golf and what he believes will be an easy life. However, Longworth soon discovers that his new hometown is more complex than meets the eye. A&E canceled the series after its season-four finale, effectively ending the series on a cliffhanger.
The show's premise involves a Chicago detective taking a South Florida job with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) after being shot by his captain. He assumes it will afford him a more relaxing lifestyle, but he finds things are more complicated than he had imagined.
Originally titled Sugarloaf, the series was set to take place in the Tampa Bay metro area. It is filmed in a former carpet warehouse in Pembroke Park, Florida, and in the Hollywood and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, metro area, making it one of the three series at the time, along with Burn Notice and Retired at 35, to be filmed exclusively in the state.
Matt Passmore was the first actor cast in the series. Kiele Sanchez, Uriah Shelton, and Carlos Gómez were cast next. On February 25, 2010, The Glades was given a series order of 13 episodes.
Though A&E advertised the show as a "CSI"-type series, it was more of a standard "police procedural", with forensics playing only a peripheral role in the stories. On September 13, 2010, A&E announced that the show had been renewed for a second season. Season two of the series premiered on Sunday, June 5, 2011. On October 18, 2011, The Glades was renewed for a third season, which premiered June 3, 2012. With a 5% increase in viewership, A&E renewed The Glades for a fourth season.
On September 1, 2013, The Huffington Post reported that the A&E Network did not renew The Glades for its fifth season. Show creator Clifton Campbell later told Rob Owen that the fifth season would have focused on the question "Who shot Jim Longworth?", adding that Longworth would have survived. However, Campbell said, "The cancellation took us all by surprise."
Main article: List of The Glades episodes
A total of 49 episodes of The Glades was aired over four seasons.
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||13||July 11, 2010||October 3, 2010|
|2||13||June 5, 2011||September 5, 2011|
|3||10||June 3, 2012||August 12, 2012|
|4||13||May 27, 2013||August 26, 2013|
The Glades debuted with 3.6 million viewers, breaking A&E's records for most-watched and highest-rated original drama series telecast ever according to Nielsen Fast Nationals numbers. The show has been met with positive reviews, with an initial score of 64 out of 100 from Metacritic.
|Season||Timeslot (ET/PT)||# Ep.||Premiered||Ended||TV Season||Viewers|
Sunday 10 pm
July 11, 2010
October 3, 2010
Sunday 10 pm
June 5, 2011
September 5, 2011
Sunday 9 pm
June 3, 2012
August 12, 2012
Monday 9 pm
May 27, 2013
August 26, 2013
The Glades: Season One was released on DVD in region 1 on June 14, 2011, and region 4 on March 7, 2012. It contains all 13 episodes of season one. Special features include deleted scenes, a gag reel, behind-the-scenes footage, "Sunshine State of Mind: Casting The Glades" and "A Location for Murder: Filming in The Glades" featurettes, and cast commentaries.
The Glades: Season Two was released on DVD in region 1 on July 10, 2012, and is set to be released in region 4 on December 31, 2013. It contains all 13 episodes of season two. Special features include deleted scenes, commentary, "Jim Longworth's Guide to Police Work" and "Love Triangles: Relationship Complexities and The Glades" featurettes, and a gag reel.
The Glades: Season Three was released on DVD in region 1 on June 4, 2013. The Glades: Season Four was released on DVD in region 1 on June 3, 2014.
In Australia, the series premiered on SoHo (formerly W) on December 5, 2010, with season 2 returning on December 4, 2011, season 3 on August 20, 2012, and season 4 on May 30, 2013.
In the U.K., the series premiered on Alibi on September 11, 2012, with season 2 returning on January 22, 2013, and season 3 on September 4, 2013. The fourth season, its last, premiered on July 15, 2014.
The series, except for season 4's episode 7 "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves", is available to watch in the U.K. on Disney+.