As the World Turns

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CBS Orders Daytime Talk Show to Replace As the World Turns

Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen

A new daytime talk show co-hosted by former Roseanne co-star Sara Gilbert will replace departing longtime soap opera As the World Turns later this year, CBS announced Wednesday.

The show, which aims to examine current issues through the eyes of mothers, also features America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne, Big Brother host Julie Chen, actresses Holly Robinson Peete (runner-up on the most recent Celebrity Apprentice) and Leah Remini (of The King of Queens) and Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur as panelists.

Yet another CBS show for Julie Chen?

In announcing the move, Barbara Bloom, CBS' senior vice president of daytime, said daytime is "evolving" with... read more

Daytime Emmy Awards Honor Dick Clark, As the World Turns

37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

The Daytime Emmy Awards paid tribute to Dick Clark and his American Bandstand and As the World Turns, which wrapped production after 54 years last week.

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The long-running drama was not only honored with a clip reel, but members of the cast snagged... read more

As the World Turns Wraps Production After 54 Years

As The World Turns

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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Daytime TV's longest-running soap opera, which... read more

Daytime Emmy Watch: Fearless Predictions

Michelle Stafford, Sarah Joy Brown

Only one thing is certain about the 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards: My predictions will suck and as always I will blame it on those crazy blue-ribbon judges! Still, after re-watching each of the episodes submitted by the soap nominees, I can't resist my yearly exercise in embarrassment. So here goes... read more

General Hospital Leads Daytime Emmy Nominations

Sarah Joy Brown

General Hospital nabbed a leading 18 Daytime Emmy Award nominations Wednesday as it goes for its 11th outstanding drama series trophy.

The ABC soap, which has won outstanding drama series more times than any other show, will vie for the top honor against All My Children, defending champion The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless. General Hospital last won the award in 2008.

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Notably snubbed was the departing As the World Turns, but the long-running CBS drama fielded ...
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As the World Turns' Helen Wagner Dies at 91

Helen Wagner

Helen Wagner, best known for playing Nancy Hughes on As the World Turns for more than a half-century, has died. She was 91.

Wagner, who acted up until her death, died Saturday, the show's New York-based production company, TeleNext Media Inc., announced. She spoke the first words on As the World Turns when it premiered in 1956, and holds the Guinness World Record for playing the same role on television for the longest time (54 years). She was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2004.

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"All of us at As The World Turns are deeply saddened by Helen's passing," executive producer Christopher Goutman said. "She is loved by generations of fans and, while we will miss her greatly, Helen will always ... read more

David Hasselfhoff Returning to The Young and the Restless

David Hasselhoff

David Hasselhoff will return to The Young and the Restless, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The actor will reprise his role as Dr. William "Snapper" Foster Jr. for a short arc that is set to air in mid-June. Hasselhoff portrayed Snapper on the CBS soap opera from 1975-1982 before landing his star-making turn in Knight Rider.

David Hasselhoff departing America's Got Talent

"Playing Snapper in 850 shows during the six years I appeared molded my craft, my attitude and my work ethic," Hasselhoff said in a statement. "Being asked ...
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CBS Orders New Pyramid Pilot

Dick Clark

CBS has ordered a new pilot of the classic game show Pyramid, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

As the September cancelation of... read more

NBC Renews Days of Our Lives for 2010-2011 TV Season

Days of Our Lives

Days of Our Lives has been renewed for a 45th season, which will run on NBC through 2011, the network announced Friday.

"The producers, cast and crew have worked tirelessly to make Days the ratings success it is today... read more

Julianne Moore Returning to As the World Turns

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is getting very comfortable on TV: First she had a recurring role on 30 Rock, and now she'll return to the show that started her career when she appears on an upcoming episode of As the World Turns, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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The four-time Oscar nominee starred on the daytime soap from 1985 to 1988. She earned a Daytime Emmy for her dual role as... read more

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Premiered: April 02, 1956, on CBS
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: The randy residents of Oakdale fire up this hour of small-town scandals and big-league betrayals, especially among the Hughes and Snyder families. Created by soap pioneer Irna Phillips for Proctor & Gamble, it launched live on April 2, 1956 (the same day that `The Edge of Night' premiered).

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