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As the World Turns: Canceled!

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Soap operas are in worse shape these days than the housing market.

A couple months after Guiding Light aired its final episode, CBS has officially canceled As the World Turns. It won't be renewed for the 2010-2011 broadcast season, ending a 54-year run on the network next September.

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Said producer Chris Goutman of the news:

"Throughout our history, As The World Turns has remained dedicated to sharing compelling stories that have entertained fans for more than five decades. We are disappointed and saddened by the news that the show is not being renewed. It will certainly be a loss for all of us, and for the show's loyal audience."

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we started watching as the world turns to see just how the gay story line with luke and noah would be "handled". i hope all the big shots at cbs know they are losing viewers.

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I was very upset when you canceled Guiding Light my favorite. Now your canceling my 2nd favorite soap opera. WHY NOT GET THAT STUPID BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL INSTEAD THESE TWO SOAPS.I WILL NEVER EVEN WATCH THIS STATION AGAIN AS LONG AS I LIVE!!!!!!! JERKS

As the World Turns Quotes

Noah: Do you just not like me?
Luke: No, I like you Noah.
Noah: Then why do you keep pushing me away?
Luke: Because...I like you Noah.
Noah looks surprised.
Luke: Yeah, like that.

Noah: So, Luke... I know it was awkward before...you walking on me and Maddie...
Luke: More awkward for you guys. At least I still had my clothes on.

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