ATWT Tapes Final Episode

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ATWT Tapes Final Episode
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Thu, 06-24-2010 - 10:02am

As the World Turns taped its 13,858th and final episode at its Brooklyn, N.Y. studios today, ending its storied run on CBS. Ever since the network announced last December that it would shutter the show, ATWT has attempted to reward its small but loyal fan base with a stream of familiar faces from the show’s 54-year run, including the return of Julianne Moore (who got her start on the show by playing half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes in the ’80s), Larry Bryggman (John Dixon), Jennifer Landon (Gwen Munson), Jesse Soffer (Will Munson), Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot), and Mary Beth Evans (Sierra Drake).

Since daytime soaps tape several weeks in advance, the final episode of ATWT will air in September. TeleNext Media, the company that has produced the sudser, released this statement today to EW: “Last December, when CBS informed us that they were canceling As The World Turns, we immediately launched a far-reaching search to find a new outlet for the show,” said Brian T. Cahill, senior VP and managing director of TeleNext Media Inc. “We have aggressively pursued network and cable outlets as well as syndication options, and have explored many innovative formats and relationships that we hoped would ultimately enable the future success of As The World Turns. Regrettably, we have not found an outlet or platform that will carry the show forward. This is an extremely disappointing outcome to what was a tireless and exhaustive pursuit.

More at... http://hollywoodinsider.ew.com/2010/06/23/as-the-world-turns-final-episode/



 

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Fri, 06-25-2010 - 8:41am

Another Article.....


As the World Turns has wrapped production after 54 years, according to The Associated Press. The final episode will air Sept. 17.



"It's been a job and a home and friendships for 50 years," longtime star Don Hastings told the AP at the final taping Wednesday. "I don't think it's hit me yet."


Watch full episodes of As the World Turns


Daytime TV's longest-running soap opera, which follows the Hughes and Lowell families of Oakdale, Ill., was canceled in December after falling behind in the ratings in recent years. The hourlong show attracts an average of 2.4 million viewers per episode.


http://www.tvguide.com/News/World-Turns-Wraps-1019888.aspx

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