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CBS Cancels Another Daytime Drama (As the World Turns) -- (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
ABC News ^ | December 8, 2009

Posted on 12/08/2009 10:01:13 AM PST by Zakeet

CBS is canceling the soap opera "As the World Turns" after more than a half-century on the air.

CBS says the final episode will air next September, in its 54th year. Daytime dramas have been in a long-term ratings decline, and CBS ended the daytime soap "Guiding Light" earlier this year.

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The cancellation will leave CBS with only two daytime dramas: "The Young and the Restless" and "Bold and Beautiful."

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cancel; cbs; soapopera; television
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It's getting bad for SeeBS when people won't watch their daytime drivel.

1 posted on 12/08/2009 10:01:14 AM PST by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Feminism killed the soaps..............


2 posted on 12/08/2009 10:02:18 AM PST by Red Badger (Al Gore is the Bernie Madoff of environmentalism. He belongs in jail. - Unknown Blogger)
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To: abb

For your information: Your nitwork buddies just took another hit on their quality programming.


3 posted on 12/08/2009 10:02:43 AM PST by Zakeet (Main difference between Obozo and his dog Bo -- Bo has papers showing where he was born)
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To: Zakeet

The Soap that was interrupted by CBS when Kennedy was shot.


4 posted on 12/08/2009 10:03:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Zakeet

Just think how CBS will have reduced their carbon footprint by cancelling these two (stupid, makework) soaps.


5 posted on 12/08/2009 10:03:21 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Zakeet

....and was replaced with “How the World was destroyed” hosted by yours truly,

BHO


6 posted on 12/08/2009 10:04:10 AM PST by mikelets456
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To: Zakeet

To be replaced by yet another “judge” show or another Jerry Springer I suppose.


7 posted on 12/08/2009 10:05:14 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Zakeet

It’s getting harder and harder for young actors now. Soaps were traditionally how they learned their chops.


8 posted on 12/08/2009 10:05:42 AM PST by Borges
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To: Red Badger

women on TBATB are HOTT!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 12/08/2009 10:05:57 AM PST by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Moonman62

Yeah, no kiddin’. And the prime advertisers are ‘ambulance chasers’ and ‘car title’ places.


10 posted on 12/08/2009 10:07:23 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Zakeet

My 83 yr. old aunt is going to be devastated.


11 posted on 12/08/2009 10:08:35 AM PST by surrey
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To: Zakeet

One less hour clogging up my DVR everyday at the behest of my wife.


12 posted on 12/08/2009 10:09:01 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm.......)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

I like the whocanisue.com ads. /s


13 posted on 12/08/2009 10:10:35 AM PST by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

They could reduce it further if they would just stop broadcasting period. lol (but i am serious)


14 posted on 12/08/2009 10:10:46 AM PST by carjic (Laid off since Dec 08...HELP!)
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To: Zakeet
CBS is canceling the soap opera "As the World Turns" after more than a half-century on the air.

The good news is that they are extending The Price Is Right to a 4 hour long show!

15 posted on 12/08/2009 10:11:16 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Zakeet

To tell the truth, I’ve never, ever watched a soap opera in my life. But I get the impression that they have degenerated over the years, from family and neighbor shows to sexual degenerate shows.

So it’s not surprising that something that started off with the title “Guiding Light” (now what would THAT mean?) was the first to go.

Then “As the World Turns.”

So they’re left with “The Young and the Restless” and “Bold and Beautiful.”

I’m just going by the titles, but it seems obvious which way they’re moving, desperately trying to keep a young audience that might sell a few ads.


16 posted on 12/08/2009 10:11:43 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zakeet

17 posted on 12/08/2009 10:11:48 AM PST by stormer
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To: Zakeet

Most of the garbage on the evening news rivals any soap in sleazy content. Throw in a bunch of cheap “reality” shows, and why would a network air soaps? They have the content at a fraction of the cost.


18 posted on 12/08/2009 10:13:58 AM PST by brownsfan (The average American: Uninformed, and unconcerned.)
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To: Sybeck1

For my wife it’s General Hospital! :)

If you knew her, you’d be surprised to know she watched a soap.


19 posted on 12/08/2009 10:14:55 AM PST by Pessimist (u)
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To: Zakeet

Oh man, I hope NBC doesn’t cancel Days!


20 posted on 12/08/2009 10:15:08 AM PST by Syncro (TPXIII coming soon! March 27th to April 15th 2010)
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