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Daytime Dish: As the World Turns Canceled by CBS

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Daytime, Drama, CBS, Cancellations,

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Come next September, CBS will have a new hole to fill on its daytime calendar. That’s the month will come to its end.

Today’s cancellation announcement comes just three months after Guiding Light officially closed up shop. World, like Light, has been on the air for over 50 years.

“We are disappointed and saddened by the news that the show is not being renewed,” exec producer Chris Goutman said. “It will certainly be a loss for all of us, and for the show’s loyal audience.”

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CBS Brings Game Show Antique to the Network

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Daytime, Games, CBS, News, Video,

With soap opera relic Guiding Light going off the air, is looking at a daytime programming gap they haven’t had to worry about for six decades. You see, Guiding Light is so dusty is used to run on CBS radio. It’s been on CBS TV since 1952. That is a long-running show.

Time to hit the panic button now. So what’s CBS going to do to fill the gap left by this extremely old (and obviously highly successful) daytime drama? How about dredging up an almost equally-ancient game show and shoving it back onto the schedule?

And I’m pretty sure that’s how the pitch went when the network decided to breathe new life into Let’s Make a Deal, that “choose a door” delight once emceed by the irreplaceable Monty Hall. Will you ride away in a brand new car…or get stuck with a goat?

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Daytime Dish: Guiding Light Canceled

Guiding Light

The reign for TV’s longest-running drama will soon come to a end. On September 18, will air its final hour.

Today, the execs at CBS officially made its announcement about the 72-year-old sudser. It was news that came as no surprise to anyone watching or involved. GL‘s ratings had been ranking at or near the bottom of daytime broadcasts.

The serial, which got its start on radio back in 1937, found its way onto the small screen in 1952. Approximately 15,700 episodes have aired in total.

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Preview Daytime Emmy Nominees Via YouTube

Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Award Shows, Daytime, ABC, CBS, Video,

General Hospital cast

Have you ever watched an awards show and wondered who all the nominees were? Have you ever tuned into the and realized your soaps were all on one network?

Well - if you’re in need of a little more enlightenment, YouTube just might be able to help. The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has partnered with the website to offer clips of the nominees for this year’s Daytime Emmy Awards. Videos for 13 different categories (57 nominees) can be found on one page.

At the 35th annual event event, CBS will be leading the pack with a total of 56 nominations. (PBS follows with 44; ABC has 39.) The Young and the Restless tops the contenders with 17 mentions while Guiding Light, and Sesame Street are all tied at 13.

The Daytime Emmys air June 20th on .

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Tamara Braun, Ex-Carly from ‘General Hospital’ Joins ‘Days Of Our Lives’

Tamara BraunIt sure pays to play a Carly on ABC’s . Yet another ex-Carly returns to the soap opera world tomorrow, this time on NBC’s .

, who played Carly Benson-Roberts Corinthos on General Hospital from 2001-2005 arrives in Salem on Friday, February 8.

Braun’s character is Ava, described as a ‘mystery woman’ from Steve “Patch” Johnson’s past. If history is any indication, Days fans should warm up to her fast.

When Tamara Braun joined ABC’s General Hospital in 2001 she took over the role of a pivotal, established character. The actress who originated Carly in the 90’s, was and still is a fan favorite. Brown just returned to Port Charles in an entirely new role as Claudia Zacchara.

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