Here's bad news for soap opera buffs: CBS has canceled THE SECRET STORM after a run of 20 years. From next Monday, its place in the network's daytime schedule will be filled by a game show called TATTLETALES. The cancellation can be taken as a signal for the changing daytime order, not unlike CBS's decision three years ago to sweep out ED SULLIVAN and its rural situation comedies. The coming daytime trend is more and more low-budget, 90-minute drama and variety specials, which ABC has already gone in for in a big and apparently successful way.
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