A New Lease on Life for As the World Turns?

CBS may have cancelled the soap, but could it be going to a new TV home?
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A New Lease on Life for As the World Turns?

CBS may have cancelled the soap, but could it be going to a new TV home?

-JoAnna Zulli

As the World Turns

The cast of As the World Turns was “devastated” when their soap was cancelled, but an insider tells BettyConfidential that the much-loved 54-year-old show may live again — on Lifetime.

There were reports earlier this year that the cable network was interested in picking up Guiding Light when it was cancelled, but as that deal couldn’t be worked out in time, the insider says the execs have turned their attention to ATWT.

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“Lifetime Television is interested in picking up the show,” the insider says. “They had wanted to pick up and continue on with Guiding Light, but at the time CBS announced its cancellation, Lifetime had already completed its lineup for the upcoming season, so it was too late. But this time, CBS has given advance notice in the hope that Lifetime or any other network is interested in picking up the show.”

Grayson McCouchTaping for As the World Turns ends in June next year and the last show is set to air in September but the cast is cautiously optimistic that they will find a new home for their soap.


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0 thoughts on “A New Lease on Life for As the World Turns?

  1. deborah says:

    Does anyone watch soaps anymore?

  2. anasjo says:

    There are still millions of people who watch soaps. It’s a great way to escape reality for a short while.

  3. Lou95 says:

    Absolutely, we watch. I DVR two soaps everyday, ATWT and OLTL. Ironically, these are the ones that are in trouble.

  4. canadiangirl0989 says:

    i watch the show every day

  5. ccausgrove says:

    OMG I have watched the ASWT for 36 years. I’m only 38. My 11 year old daughter watches it with me everyday. My friends come over on the weekends and they watch Thurs. & Friday with us. I DVR. it it is a hoot of a time. Please don’t take away our girl time!!!!

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