CBS Axes 'As the World Turns' After 54 Years

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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, reports.

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."