CBS Axes 'As the World Turns' After 54 Years

Entertainment Dec. 8, 2009 AT 12:46PM
CBS Axes 'As the World Turns' After 54 Years Credit: Courtesy Everett Collection

The soap opera world hasn't stopped turning -- yet.

After 54 years on the air, CBS' As the World Turns will go dark in September, EW.com reports.

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Following Guiding Light, it's the second soap opera that CBS has cancelled in the past three months.

After As the World Turns' finale, a mere six shows in the daytime-drama genre will be left on the networks.

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"We are disappointed and saddened by the news that the show s not being renewed," executive producer Chris Goutman said in a statement. "It will certainly be a loss for all of us, and for the show’s loyal audience."

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