CBS Says Lights Out for Guiding Light

April 13, 2009 by  

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Guiding Light is having its lights turned out permanently. Although the announcement came at the beginning of April, CBS’s decision to cut the 72 year old Guiding Light was not an April Fool’s joke. Even being the longest running television series in history with a devoted following wasn’t enough to keep this history making show on the air. It started out as a radio program in 1937 and made the leap to television in 1952. All of the daytime soaps have been suffering a slow death since the 1990s with dwindling viewership and a greater variety of programming in the same time slots.

The whole idea of putting an end to Guiding Light seems like it could be a story right out of, well… a soap opera. It does bring up the idea that maybe Guiding Light could possibly one day return from the dead, like an unexpected plot twist. If you’ve been a loyal watcher of Guiding Light, then you’ve still got several months before the end, but come September 18, 2009, the show will cease to be broadcast on CBS. The shows producers are rumored to shopping Guiding Light around in the hopes that another network will pick it up, so they can continue on with drama that has kept people tuning in for so long.

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