(From the AP Wire)
Guiding Light is switching off after a 72-year run that predates television.
CBS says the show will have its final episode in September. Like most daytime dramas, Guiding Light has suffered from declining ratings and CBS is looking for a lower-cost alternative to the hour of programming.
The Guinness Book of World Records has cited it as the longest-running television drama.
It began as a 15-minute serial on NBC Radio in January 1937 and debuted on CBS television in 1952, focusing on the Bauer family of Springfield.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Will (Dylan Patton, pictured) warns Rafe that Sami doesn’t have a great track record with men.
Nicole asks Chloe if she regrets anything about her marriage to Lucas.
Philip moves out of the Kiriakis mansion and into Stephanie’s apartment.
EJ storms out of the church, and Nicole breaks down.
Chelsea fears that sparks are reigniting between Max and Stephanie.
Thursday – Max overhears EJ vowing to avenge Tony’s death.
Friday – Rafe tells Sami that he can’t stick around while she’s still in love with EJ.
•Rick makes a shocking announcement.
•Bridget’s confession leads to a tempting offer.
•Ridge (Ronn Moss, pictured) surprises everyone with his gift for Steffy.
•Stephanie suddenly finds herself jobless.
•Owen kisses one woman while playing house with another.
•When Amber (Adrienne Franz, pictured) finds a wounded and disturbed Kevin, she tries to bring him back to reality, but is he too far gone?
•Nikki devises a new plan to prove Kay's identity. Will Jill agree to go along with it?
•After Lily shockingly turns down Cane's proposal will he stop fighting for custody of Delia to win Lily back?
•Will panic ensue when Sharon and Billy learn they'll be living under the same roof?
•Murphy proposes to a stunned Kay.
•Damian vows to prove his innocence.
•Lucy begs Dusty to keep her secret.
•Luke and Noah get some help at the foundation from newcomers Zac and Zoe.
•Vienna (Ewa Da Cruz, pictured) and Henry dig themselves into a deep hole.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Kate urges Olivia to come clean with Sonny.
Robin makes a painful confession during therapy.
Claudia comes up with a new plan to try and save herself.
Olivia encourages Jax to tell Carly (Laura Wright, pictured) the truth.
Lulu gives Ethan a taste of his own medicine.
Claudia puts her plan in motion.
Robin’s condition takes a life-threatening turn.
Carly’s torn over how to proceed with Michael.
Dorian’s jealous when Ray goes on a date with Tea.
Matthew’s situation takes a toll on Clint and Nora’s relationship.
Gigi makes a huge sacrifice in order to save her son.
Todd tries to take advantage of Tea’s feelings for him.
The heat rises between Cristian and Layla.
Starr puts the moves on Schuyler.
Stacy is determined to get what she wants.
Todd gets a not so pleasant surprise.
Jake comes to Amanda’s rescue.
Krystal takes her anger out on Tad and JR (Jacob Young, pictured).
Ryan accuses Kendall of wanting to get back together with Zach.
Krystal and JR reach a stalemate.
Zach and Kendall get alarming news about Ian.
Erica asks Ryan to keep his distance from Kendall.
JR gets unsettling news about Adam.
Aidan does some digging into Annie’s past.