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A&E Renews 'The Glades' for Fourth Season

The pickup comes after the third season averaged 4.1 million total viewers, up 5 percent year-over-year.

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"The Glades"

A&E has renewed The Glades for a fourth season.

In its third season, the drama starring Matt Passmore posted gains in total viewers, up 5 percent year-over-year (based on Live+7 figures), serving as a strong lead-in for freshman drama Longmire, which already has been renewed for a second run.

The Sunday pairing helped A&E become ad-supported cable's No. 1 network on the night among total viewers during their summer runs, which ended Aug. 12. 

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Season four of the Fox Television Studios drama will begin production shortly and launch in 2013, likely paired again with the Robert Taylor-Katee Sackhoff starrer Longmire.

The renewal comes as A&E continues its push into scripted drama, with its newest entry -- Carlton Cuse's Psycho prequel Bates Motel, starring Vera Farmiga -- also slated to premiere next year. The cabler this week also gave a cast-contingent pilot order to a cop drama from Michael Bay.

Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gomez and Michelle Hurd co-star in The Glades, created and executive produced by Clifton Campbell.

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