CBS Cancels “As the World Turns”

CBS Cancels 'As the World Turns'

Unemployment in Oakdale, Illinois will hit 100 percent in September. Not the real town of Oakdale near Peoria, but the fictional one, setting of the daytime drama As the World Turns. CBS says it will cancel the 54-year-old soap opera next year, after 13,000 episodes.

Three months ago the midwestern town of Springfield vanished when The Guiding Light went off the air.

 

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2 Responses to “CBS Cancels “As the World Turns””

  1. HL Says:

    Clarification needed: After cancellation of the show, the world will keep turning, right?

  2. Mike Licht Says:

    HL wrote: After cancellation of the show, the world will keep turning, right?

    Only as streaming video, on the Web.

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