Bring back "The Glades"
  • Petitioning Abbe Raven

This petition will be delivered to:

Chief Executive Officer
Abbe Raven
GM & Executive Vice President A&E Television Network
David McKillop

Bring back "The Glades"

    1. Petition by

      Jason M

As your network's first drama to give you success, and last longer than one season, cancelling "The Glades" after a record setting season finale leaves the fans in a poor position. I believe you owe it to the fans to renew it for Season 5.

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    News

    1. Got Oranges? Can you say @Netflix?

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      Like quite a few "The Glades" fans, I actually discovered the show on Netflix, then continued to follow it on A&E. Even today, there are tons of tweets from loyal viewers that don't have cable, but continue to watch the series online. It is clear to all of us that A&E simply doesn't care about its viewers, or at least the 9+ million or so that watched "The Glades" and "Longmire".

      For this update, I'd like to present two calls for action:

      1) Call your cable, satellite, or other pay TV service provider and ask that they remove A&E from their basic cable lineup. We certainly can't expect any immediate action on this, but it will let them know your dissatisfaction with A&E. Cable channels need to be warned that if they treat viewers like this, there are consequences.

      2) Got more oranges and golf balls? Good! Netflix needs to hear from us! Their contact information is below with the specific person we should target. With such a wide ranging audience, Netflix has what it takes to bring our show back and promote it the way it deserves.

      Please use the following contact information:

      Ted Sarandos
      Chief Content Officer
      Netflix Inc.
      100 Winchester Circle
      Los Gatos, CA 95032

      Phone Number: (408) 540-3700
      Fax Number: (408) 540-3737

      Keep the faith, fans! We aren't giving up! Follow me on Twitter @thegladesaddict, and others in the fight at www.facebook.com/saveglades.

    2. The Madness Continues at A&E

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      If you haven't heard the news already, "Longmire" has been canceled by A&E after a cliffhanger as well. The amount of disrespect this network shows for its viewers is unlike I have ever seen. Even if their end goal is to develop their own shows, when viewers catch wind of how "The Glades" and "Longmire" were handled, they won't trust A&E enough to watch them much. Don't you think it would have been better to develop the new shows and launch them before canceling your highest rated shows?? It's not like they don't have enough spare airtime.

      We will continue to target other networks who will listen and perhaps renew both shows. This update is fairly short, but my next update will include a list of advertisers and other networks we all should reach out to.

      A newly created Facebook boycott page has been started and I'd encourage everyone to Like it. The more we join forces, the better the chances. You can find the page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boycott-The-AE-Network/434900716650832.

      http://deadline.com/2014/08/longmire-cancelled-by-ae-will-be-shopped-elsewhere-826379/

    3. Oranges and Golf Balls, Part Deux

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      There is nothing really new in the A&E ratings front, other than they continue to introduce new reality TV shows. Most of their high rating shows ended with their season finales, so it will be a wait and see how the new shows do.

      On other note, back when "The Glades" was canceled, there was talk of another network having some interest in picking it up, iON Television. So, what I'd like everyone to do in this "Oranges and Golf Balls, Part Deux", is to send these items to their corporate office, as well as call their published viewer hotline. Although we need to continue making our voices heard to A&E, we also need to make a coordinated effort to have other networks take an interest. As always, be nice in any comments you send, especially to new networks.

      Please use the following contact information:

      iON Media Networks
      William L. Watson
      Vice President
      601 Clearwater Park Road
      West Palm Beach, FL 33401

      billwatson@ionmedia.com

      http://www.ionmedianetworks.com/contacts/programming

      Audience Relations Phone: 888-467-2988
      Audence Relations email: vieweremail@ionmedia.com

      Thank you all for your continued support and passing the message along. Follow me on Twitter @TheGladesAddict, and others in the fight at www.facebook.com/saveglades.

    4. Oranges and Golf Balls

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      Oranges and Golf Balls

      The ratings for A&E continue to tumble. Just this week, "Duck Dynasty" received a 1.2 rating with 3.3 million viewers. To put that in comparison, "The Glades" season four finale had a 0.9 rating with 3.4 million viewers. Funny how it seems their star player is now in the same ratings category as "The Glades". All you have to do is watch A&E's Facebook page when they make a post and watch the comments. More often than not, when they make a post regarding a reality show, there are a significant amount of negative comments. Is this the true change David McKillop envisioned? Lower ratings and nothing but reality shows are the product of his programming direction.

      Further investigation shows that Mr. McKillop is the Executive Producer for a vast number of the reality shows currently airing on A&E. Whether that is a function of his position, or whether he has a direct hand in their production, doesn't really matter. It appears that his very involved programming decisions are not yielding very good results for A&E. I do wonder what the advertisers think of all this? It's not unusual for a cable network to produce their programming in-house, but I don't see any of them producing so much in-house content they ignore quality programming elsewhere. Even pay cable stations such as HBO produce their own programming, but this does not make up a vast majority of their airplay. A&E should be renamed "Reality TV & Rerun Network" just so viewers know what they are getting themselves into.

      This leads me to my update title. Just a few days ago, Clifton Campbell (@CCinnuendo on Twitter) let his followers know he was in New York City and wondered if he should stop by Mr. McKillop's office to see how the oranges and golf balls were doing some viewers sent. I don't know about the rest of you, but it is encouraging to see "The Glades" executive producer still actively engaging viewers a year after the show's cancellation. This tells me that despite long odds, I don't think he's given up hope for a return. And neither should we.

      A Call to Action:

      A couple of weeks ago, I asked all of you to send an email to A&E with your thoughts on the cancellation of "The Glades". Now, I honestly don't know whether we were the only ones to fill it up, but as of a few days ago, no email could be sent to their feedback address because it was full!! Perhaps it was a combination of their bad reality shows, the uncertainty of "Longmire" after it ended in a cliffhanger too, and all of YOU making your voices heard. It is clear A&E is receiving feedback, whether it is what they wanted to hear or not. Today, I ask you to take this a step further.

      I'd like each person who receives this to send either golf balls, or oranges to Ms. Abbe Raven, Chairman of A+E Networks. She is the person ultimately responsible for all their networks, including their flagship A&E. Her address can be found below. I would also encourage you to write a short note on your thoughts about the cancellation. Be respectful, but firm in your comments. We won't win any battles using vulgar or offensive language. I honestly don't think Mr. McKillop cares one way or another about the viewers, so it is time to solicit a higher authority.

      Ms. Abbe Raven
      Chairman, A+E Networks
      235 E 45th Street
      New York, NY 10017

      Thank you all for your continued particiation and let's not give up. Follow me on Twitter @TheGladesAddict, and others in the fight at www.facebook.com/saveglades.

    5. Reached 17,500 signatures
    6. A&E Ratings Continue Decline

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      I work to keep the updates limited and full of factual information regarding our efforts to have "The Glades" return. This update, I'd like to focus on some facts as have been seen as a result of the A&E's programming changes. I want to emphasize that nothing I have seen is necessarily a direct result of them cancelling "The Glades", but does indicate that their programming direction has not resulted in higher viewership, or ratings. Even their star player, "Duck Dynasty" is slipping a bit.

      Two shows are considered to have replaced the open air time vacated by "The Glades". First, "Big Smo". While starting out with a so-so cable rating of .8 and 1.8 million viewers, this show's ratings have continued a downward spiral ever since. Last Wednesday's show only received a measly .5 rating and 1.2 million viewers. People are so upset, there is a huge barrage of negative comments on A&E's Facebook page demanding they take this show off the air. To put the ratings in perspective, "The Glades" season four average was a .6 rating with 2.59 million viewers. We all know the season finale ended with a .9 rating and 3.4 million viewers.

      Second, "Lone Star Lady" premiered on July 13th not even receiving an honorable mention in the top 100 cable ratings for the entire day! I think we are all confused as to what exactly A&E's intention really is. Did they intend to introduce shows that woudn't be a success?? What data did they have to even think these shows would work?? The only thing I can guess is they both are so much cheaper to produce than "The Glades", A&E just doesn't care how bad they do. However, you truly do get exactly what you pay for.

      Even though some might think that only 17,000 plus signatures is small, it is abundantly clear to me the rest of our 3.4 million viewers have made their voices heard. Networks live and die by their ratings and viewers. Whether they even find or sign this petition, viewers are speaking up where it hits A&E the hardest. Don't mistake for a second that the efforts here are in vein. Why do you think USA Network signed Matt Passmore to a new show on their network? Why do you think Kiele Sanchez was signed for a new DirecTV show? Although a network decision may prove to be wrong in the end, none of them make "accidental" decisions. USA and DirecTV are certainly after some of the 3.4 million viewers who watched "The Glades". And the fact that 17,000 have signed this petition indicate their choice was not accidental, and could prove to be successful for them. No one can ever promise we will ever see another episode of "The Glades". But don't give up thinking that the networks are not watching this petition. I know for certain it has garnered the attention of several networks.

      A Call to Action: Here is what I'd like each of you do to. When you receive this update, please forward it, along with any personal comments you'd like to add, to A&E at aefeedback@aenetworks.com. They are most certainly watching the ratings, but we can remind them that cancelling quality TV for something viewers clearly don't want will cost them.

      Thank you all for your continued support and passing the message along. Follow me on Twitter @TheGladesAddict, and others in the fight at www.facebook.com/saveglades.

    7. Reached 15,000 signatures
    8. For those just finding out...

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      To those just finding out "The Glades" was canceled, we have been working since August to make sure A+E has heard our voices and tried to get other networks to pick up the show. I would encourage all of you to read thru the updates and visit http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1071626 for a letter from Clifton Campbell, Executive Producer for #theglades on the reasons for it being canceled. Although some actors are on to other projects, we are hopeful it will come back some day, but not without your help. Keep spreading the word about the petition, and visit www.facebook.com/saveglades for additional updates. We believe one day a network will realize the dedicated fan base and renew the show.

      3.4 million fans were watching "The Glades" before it was abruptly canceled by A&E - CNN iReport

      Since August, a dedicated group of fans have been working to get a network to renew, or at least film a conclusion, to a great series, "The Glades" "The Glades" was canceled by A&E networks in August after a cliffhanger, and soon thereafter, a petition was started at change.org.

    9. Reached 12,500 signatures
    10. Still going strong!

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      We are still going strong! Make sure to share this will everyone you know. Many viewers are just now finding out it has been canceled!

    11. CNN iReport

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      The letter from Mr. Campbell, as well as additional information has been posted to CNN's iReport. Please visit http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1071626, go to the bottom of the page and click on "This Belongs on CNN". By doing this, we can create additional visibility to our efforts.

      I would venture a guess that a majority of fans still do not know it has been canceled. They will find out next summer when it doesn't make an appearance.

    12. Special message from Clifton Campbell

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      A letter from Clifton Campbell, Executive Producer for "The Glades" has been emailed to the petition list. It may take a few days to send out to everyone, so please be patient!

      Thank you all for your continued support for the petition. You are noticed and heard!

      Sincerely,
      Jason M - Petition Organizer
      @thegladesaddict on Twitter

      Special thanks to @saveglades on Twitter (AKA Hayley)

    13. Reached 10,000 signatures
    14. People's Choice Awards

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      Please vote for "The Glades" at People's Choice Awards. This will give you another place to voice your support for the return of the show!

      http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/nominations/

      Nominate your favorites for People's Choice Awards 2014

      It's time to voice your choice to determine this year's nominees. The top five will become the official nominees of People's Choice Award 2014! Vote often and share with your friends to make sure your favorites make the cut!

    15. Reached 8,000 signatures
    16. Boycott Incoming!

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      AETV has still been silent regarding the cancellation, therefore, we are planning to boycott A&E on October 16th. Watch your email for more information, as well as a list of advertisers you can contact.

    17. Reached 7,000 signatures
    18. Nearly 7000, keep it going!!

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      Check out the Facebook page by @saveglades, and follow me on twitter, @thegladesaddict.

    19. Reached 6,000 signatures
    20. More News!

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer
      'The Glades' Petition Passes 2500 Signatures, Fans Push For Series Return

      Fans of the A&E series The Glades were understandably upset when the network canceled the drama without properly wrapping up the season four cliffhanger. It didn't take very long for news of the show's cancellation to spread like wildfire across social media.

    21. We're making some noise!!

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      Two articles now mentioning the anger over cancellation, as well as the petition. Keep it up!!

      http://www.wvgazette.com/Entertainment/201309040227

      Anger on social media swamps A&E over 'Glades' cancellation - A&E - The Charleston Gazette - West Virginia News and Sports -

      Anger on social media swamps A&E over 'Glades' cancellation CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- I'll be honest. I didn't really have much of a column for this week. I was going to write about how it's almost time for the fall season to start and cover the few big network happenings this week.

    22. Reached 2,500 signatures
    23. New Contact..

      Jason M
      by Jason M
      Petition Organizer

      Found information that David McKillop played a large role in canceling "The Glades". I have added him to the petition, so he will receive a copy of each and every signature as well.

    24. Reached 750 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Christpher Herman GREENVILLE, MI
      • about 14 hours ago

      The Glades is a really good show. Sad to see it being cancelled.

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    • Randdy Stuhl MILACA, MN
      • about 16 hours ago

      I speent all this time getting to know these charictors, noww thiss cliffhanger.... thats just dirtty programing.

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    • Trisha Miller CAPE CORAL, FL
      • about 17 hours ago

      Bring the show back !!!

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    • John McBride GRAND ISLAND, NE
      • about 20 hours ago

      I just found The Glades on Amazon Prime and loved the series. To end the series the way it ended is insane. It's a great series and the ending is exactly as if Dallas was cancelled and the question "Who shot JR?", were never answered.

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    • Amanda Flynn KANSAS CITY, MO
      • about 21 hours ago

      I'm signing because I think the show was excellent and that there were 4 seasons building up to their marriage and it was left with a terrible cliffhanger that everyone wants to see. It's like turning off criminal minds in the last ten minutes, or never finishing the last few chapters of a murder mystery. I'm also mad about the canceling of Longmire. Only one season and then quit? Quit making mini series if you are just going to cancel them in the middle of a story line!

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