As the World Turns canceled by CBS

Dec 08, 2009 by Ian Evans

CBS is canceling the soap opera As the World Turns after 54 years. Let me spell that out — fifty-four years — or 13,661 episodes. The last episode will air next September.

This latest axe drop follows the ending of Guiding Light, another Proctor & Gamble produced sudser earlier this year. Declining ratings, more channels and options, high production costs in an economic downturn and more women in the workforce have all been cited as reasons for the move.