A&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.
A&E is currently in preproduction on the new scripted drama series Bates Motel, slated for a 2013 premiere. Glades, produced by Fox TV Studios, also stars Kiele Sanchez, Carlos Gómez and Michelle Hurd. Creator Clifton Campbell executive produces with Gary Randall.