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2009-12-08 09:25:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As The World Turns, the long-running daytime drama, will complete its final season on the CBS Television Network in September 2010. CBS has decided not to renew the show for the 2010/2011 broadcast season, thereby ending its 54-year run on the Network. "Throughout our history, As The World Turns has remained dedicated to sharing compelling stories that have entertained fans for more than five decades," said Executive Producer Chris Goutman. "We are...

2009-11-02 11:55:00

MIAMI, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fans of Celebrity Cruises and of soap opera stars have the rare opportunity to spend four days with their favorite actors at sea, when Celebrity Century again hosts "Soap Cruise" in 2010. Soap Cruise - the third voyage of its kind - is a special offering that pairs Celebrity's exceptional service with exclusive activities allowing guests who have purchased the Soap Cruise package the opportunity to directly interact with 20 of the hottest actors on...

2009-09-18 20:27:01

The lights went down for the last time on the U.S. soap opera Guiding Light Friday, wrapping up its record-setting 72-year run. Guiding Light started out in 1937 as a radio show and moved to television in 1952. The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists noted the show's impact over the years. This ground-breaking program has provided steady employment, wages and benefits for thousands of AFTRA performers and other union members working in the entertainment and media industries,...

2009-08-12 14:53:21

Cast and crew bade farewell to Guiding Light at Peapack (N.J) Reformed Church, site of weddings and funerals for its fictitious Springfield residents. After seven decades of feuds and love in the afternoon, Guiding Light will go dark in September, ending the longest-ever running soap, KDKA, Pittsburgh, reported. Now, unbelievably, the 'Guiding Light' will be extinguished, the Rev. Kathryn Henry, who led a memorial service for cast and crew, said of the guiding light of the lamp left in the...

2009-04-27 08:00:00

Aspiring TV writers again have a chance to win $25,000 and a development deal from FOX. This year, the winning script has the opportunity to be further developed and produced for FOX by contest partner Procter & Gamble Productions. NEW YORK, April 27, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Procter & Gamble Productions (PGP) have partnered with the New York Television Festival (NYTVF) today to announce the second annual FOX-NYTVF Comedy Script Contest. The contest...

2009-04-01 18:53:09

The U.S. soap opera "Guiding Light, the longest running show in broadcast history, will conclude its final season on CBS in September, a producer said. The announcement that the daytime drama wasn't renewed by CBS for the 2009-10 broadcast season was made Wednesday. The cancellation marks the end of the soap's run, which lasted 57 years on the network after a 15-year life as a radio show. The TV show won 69 Daytime Emmy awards. Being on the air for more than seven decades is truly remarkable,...

2009-04-01 12:45:00

Show Celebrates 72-Year History of Drama and Broadcast Innovation NEW YORKApril 1, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Guiding Light, the longest running show in broadcast history, will complete its final season on the CBS Television Network in September. The daytime drama was not renewed by CBS for the 2009/2010 broadcast season, marking the end of its 57 year run on the Network. Over the years, GL has been on the forefront of innovation in both use of technology and groundbreaking storytelling. GL...

2009-03-30 21:11:39

A decision regarding whether to cancel Guiding Light, the longest-running U.S. soap opera, is expected to be made within the next month, insiders say. TV Week said CBS' current deal for the Procter & Gamble-produced series is set to end in September after a run of more than 70 years on radio and television for the venerable series. The network is said to be considering dropping it due to low ratings. The decision is expected to be made soon, so if the daytime drama does get the ax,...

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