We Love Soaps can exclusively report that AS THE WORLD TURNS, the iconic television soap opera that debuted on April 2, 1956, has been canceled by CBS after 53 years.
The soap has improved creatively in recent months and fans were hopeful that the show would be renewed for another year. Unfortunately CBS had other plans.
CBS canceled the long-running GUIDING LIGHT earlier this year and the show aired its final episode on September 18.
Production for ATWT will end in June and the show will go off the air in September.
More to come...
Read a press release from ATWT about the cancellation here.
"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 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."