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."
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