Major Spoiler Alert! We don't need to decipher the writings of Nostradamus to find out how the World will come to an end - TV Guide Magazine has the exclusive scoop from As the World Turns exec producer Chris Goutman! Look for lots of love and happy endings before the CBS soap concludes its run September 17, including two big weddings, some major romantic reconciliations and a final episode - featuring pretty much the entire cast - that's all about new beginnings. "We're trying to bring a 54-year-old show to a satisfactory and emotional wrap-up and to call it difficult would be the understatement of the century," says Goutman. "The loss of this show is tremendous - not just to those of us who make it and for the fans who love it, but for the entire daytime drama industry. Right to the end we will put out the message that life goes on. Long after ATWT is off the air, we want our characters to still be living their lives in the imaginations of the viewers." To Read More Click Here .
As the World Turns will end its phenomenal 54-year run September 17 with lots of fan-pleasing closure - romances, reunions, weddings - but first the show must deal with the death last spring of actress Helen Wagner. Her salt-o-the-earth character, Nancy Hughes, famously uttered ATWT's very first line ("Good morning, dear") back on April 2, 1956 and exec producer Chris Goutman wanted her to repeat it at the end of the final episode for the ultimate in TV cool. "Helen's death was a great loss, made even greater by the fact that she didn't make it to the end," says Goutman, who will have Nancy quietly pass away August 30. The soap will then pay tribute to both actress and character with a full farewell episode August 31. To Read More Click Here .
As the World Turns will end its phenomenal 54-year run September 17 with lots of fan-pleasing closure - romances, reunions, weddings - but first the show must deal with the death last spring of actress Helen Wagner. Her salt-o-the-earth character, Nancy Hughes, famously uttered ATWT's very first line ("Good morning, dear") back on April 2, 1956 and exec producer Chris Goutman wanted her to repeat it at the end of the final episode for the ultimate in TV cool. "Helen's death was a great loss, made even greater by the fact that she didn't make it to the end," says Goutman, who will have Nancy quietly pass away August 30. The soap will then pay tribute to both actress and character with a full farewell episode August 31. "I actually considered pre-taping that final scene with Nancy just to be safe but I thought that would be bad karma," reveals Goutman. "Then Helen died and we weren't able to do what we had planned, and that just added more emotional burden to what we were already feeling. But my God, she was 91 years old! What a terrific run! What a terrific lady! Helen was in failing health the last couple of years and it was hard to bring her onto the show successfully, but we did what we could. I wish we could have done more, but it was so difficult for her. Even under those conditions, she was a magnificent force." To Read More Click Here .
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. The long-running drama was not only honored with a clip reel, but members of the cast snagged outstanding lead actress, actor and supporting actress. However, it was The Bold and the Beautiful that took top honors with outstanding drama series. To Read More Click Here .
As the World Turns taped its 13,858th and final episode at its Brooklyn, N.Y. studios today, ending its storied run on CBS. Ever since the network announced last December that it would shutter the show, ATWT has attempted to reward its small but loyal fan base with a stream of familiar faces from the show's 54-year run, including the return of Julianne Moore (who got her start on the show by playing half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes in the '80s), Larry Bryggman (John Dixon), Jennifer Landon (Gwen Munson), Jesse Soffer (Will Munson), Cady McClain (Rosanna Cabot), and Mary Beth Evans (Sierra Drake). To Read More Click Here .
If it's Friday, it must be time for our friends at Soaps In Depth to fill us in on the action set to unfold next week across the daytime dial. And according to executive editor Richard M. Simms, Genoa City - home to THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS - is the place to be as a court fight is interrupted by a shocking turn of events that will have everyone buzzing. The week kicks off with Cane and Mac duking it out in court,Â previews the editor. Ã¢â¬ÅMac is serving as a surrogate for Cane and his wife, Lily. Mac's carrying twins, which is great news. But tragically, Lily has cancer and is dying. Cane thinks his wife's life can be saved by using stem cells found in the amniotic fluid, but Mac and Lily have both rejected that notion. Going behind his wife's back, Cane has taken Mac to court. It's really dramatic, because there's so much on the line, says Simms. And just when you think things can't get any more emotional, they do when Lily bursts into the courtroom, having come home to die! To Read More Click Here .
On the So You Think You Can Dance Top 11 performance show, Melinda Sullivan revealed that she starred on the soap opera As the World Turns. What she didn't explain is how insanely crazy and awesome her character, Zoe Finn, was. Here's the simple rundown: Zoe comes to town with her alleged twin brother Zac and the two have an uncomfortable close relationship, kind of like when Angelina Jolie made out with her brother at the Oscars. The relationship is only slightly less creepy when it's revealed that they aren't actually twins, but lovers. They pair up with gay super couple Luke and Noah for charity but eventually kidnap Noah in an attempt to get Luke's money. Luke arrives and he's kidnapped too, so Zoe and Zac try to ransom them. Failing that, Zoe's back-up plan is to force Luke to sleep with her (despite the fact that he's gay) to become pregnant with his heir. To Read More Click Here .
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. "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 remain the heart and soul of As The World Turns." On Nov. 22, 1963, Wagner's character was saying her lines when the broadcast was interrupted with a "CBS News Bulletin" sign and Walter Cronkite announced that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. Before joining the CBS soap opera, Wagner appeared on TV programs including Studio One, Philco Television Playhouse and The World of Mr. Sweeney. Born in Lubbock, Texas, she also starred in several Broadway productions including Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Bad Seed, My Name Is Acquilon and Love of Four Colonels. Wagner was married to Broadway producer Robert Willey from 1954 until his death in May 2009. Source Here
If your favorite soap characters are confessing to crimes and acting even crazier than usual, that can only mean one thing: May sweeps is upon us! The new CBS issue of Soaps In Depth has all the details on the stunning twists and dramatic turns that will be rocking the daytime dial next month. On THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, Eric's marital troubles will have far-reaching implications. 'Let's just say the Logan girls might not be as done with Forrester Creations as Stephanie would like to believe.' And then there's Bridget and her bouncing baby. 'This story doesn't end with the revelation of who the father is,' says Simms. 'It goes far, far beyond that!' And over in Oakdale, the stakes are high for every couple on the canvas, especially with AS THE WORLD TURNS coming to an end in September! 'There are at least a couple of really unexpected things happening,' says Simms. 'There's the battle between Lily and Molly for Holden, and the fact that Meg - or NutMeg, as fans call her - might have been released from the psych ward a little bit too soon.' But the biggest shock may come from the most unexpected of places. 'One of the women on the canvas decides to do something very, very wrong for what she probably thinks is the right reason. More I can not say,' he teases. 'But details are in the new issue.' To Read More Click Here .
CBS announced today that Julianne Moore will return to As the World Turns on April 5. The news was first reported by EW.com. Moore's appearance will be a walk-on; she'll greet her character's parents and wish them well. The Oscar-nominated actress got her start on ATWT in 1985 by playing half-sisters Frannie and Sabrina Hughes - a depiction that earned her a Daytime Emmy in 1988, the year she left the show. ATWT will end its 54-year-run in September. Here's a sneak peek of her reunion: Source & Preview