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ATWT films it's final episode and its a sad day in Brooklyn :(

Today the “World” stop turning for the current cast of As the World Turns when it taped its 13,858th and final episode at its Brooklyn studios, ending its storied run on CBS.   EW.com was issued a statement today from Brian T. Cahill, senior VP and managing director of TeleNext Media, Inc.  “We have aggressively pursued network and cable outlets as well as syndication options, and have explored many innovative formats and relationships that we hoped would ultimately enable the future success of As The World Turns.  Regrettably, we have not found an outlet or platform that will carry the show forward. This is an extremely disappointing outcome to what was a tireless and exhaustive pursuit.

While we are sad to see As The World Turns come to an end, we remain proud of the achievements the show has made over the last 54 years and are extremely grateful to the loyal fans who invited us into their homes every day.  There is still much in store for the show’s well-loved characters throughout the summer, and although the show will go off the air in September, the remaining stories will honor the remarkable history of As The World Turns.”

Colleen Zenk Pinter (Barbara) had been tweeting throughout the final days, and here were some of her thought which told the story for how her and many of her co-stars felt.  “Just read the last script. So beautiful. How can we get through it? A puddle of tears.”  “Here I go… One last day of love & angst in Oakdale, Illinois…my last day of Barbara…Barbara’s set is only a memory…Almost gone… Two more scenes as Babs… The walls are bare. The drawers are empty. It’s a wrap……ATWT…..xoxoxoxoxox”

Well soapers, can’t believe the final tape date has already happened.   I know many of you are very disheartened, as is On-Air On-Soaps.

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SLN
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SLN

I WANT LUKE&NOAH TOGETHER AND HAPPY END.
I WANT HOLDEN&LILY TOGETHER AND HAPPY END.
MY ADORABLE COUPLES.

bottomchef
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bottomchef

Only Luke appears in the ATWT finale. There’s a list of all the actors that appear in the ATWT finale. Only van hansis is a part of the list, so the finale of ATWT will most likely not feature a “happy ending” for any coupling for Luke.

thesaneone
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thesaneone

Where is can we see this list….

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bottomchef

Lesli Kay’s Molly not being in ATWT’s finale is worse than any of the Luke pairings not being there.

Here are all the characters in the finale:

Bob Hughes, Kim Hughes, Chris Hughes, Margo Hughes, Tom Hughes, Casey Hughes, Katie Peretti, Lisa Grimaldi, John Dixon, Jack Snyder, Carly Tenney, Sage Snyder, Parker Snyder, Rosanna Cabot, Craig Montgomery, Paul Ryan, Emily Stewart, Eliza Ryan, Barbara Ryan, Henry Coleman, Susan Stewart, Alison Stewart, Holden Snyder, Lily Snyder, Natalie Snyder, Luke Snyder, Faith Snyder, Ethan Snyder, Lucinda Walsh, Johnny Donovan, Dusty Donovan, Janet Ciccone, and Lorenzo (Janet’s son)

No happy ending for Luke.

AMANDA
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AMANDA

I am very sad to see this soap end. I have been a faithful viewer since I was in college many years ago. I will miss the stories and characters of Oakdale immensely. I feel that CBS has made a mistake in canceling this soap. The decison in my opinion was done in haste, because of the economy, which does not justify canceling a soap of sixty (60) plus years on the air. The economy will improve in due time, but we will never retrieve the enjoyment this soap has given to many long-term viewers. Best wishes to all of… Read more »

Rob
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Rob

RIP ATWT!!

So sad,. P&G killed another one!

semaj
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semaj

im going to miss atwt so much the couple i want together in the end is dusty and janet because they have amazing chemistry and they belong together. dusty and janet endgame

silvana
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silvana

I hope that Luke & Noah have a happy ending togheter.
They deserve fair fans and we love and also deserve to NUKE.
I sincerely hope the writers do not disappoint us.

Cathy28
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Cathy28

I hope we have a very good ending for all the couples.I for one wish luke and reid end up together they make such a wonderful couple.

Michael Bird
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Michael Bird

I’ve watched this show most of my life (36 years) … it’s like losing a member of the family, and I can’t really imagine how the veterans of the show must feel, losing the jobs they’ve held for so long. It’s the end of the Procter & Gamble, New-York-produced soap opera that has served as the template all through the years. We are down to one show with Irna Phillips’ influence … Somehow, I was hoping that ATWT could somehow tip their hat to those P&G shows that have gone before. Dr. Bob Hughes, as he retires from the hospital:… Read more »

thesaneone
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thesaneone

I am holding out hope that Luke and Noah will end up together…NUKE to the End!

Tanya
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Tanya

I am really upset the show is ending,although their are many storylines on right now that i am not enjoying one of the shows popular pairing has blown new life in the show just as it is ending.I am talking about LUke and Reid one of the hottest new couples on the show in years,Van’s character has totally grown in this mature romantic pairing and Eric is one of the best new actors to join the show in years!! I have no doubt if the show was not ending that LUke and Reid would be the best couple on the… Read more »

BrockLong
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BrockLong

The TeleNext executive mentions a “tireless and exhaustive pursuit” made by the company to find another broadcaster for the show. What exactly did the company do to try to find another outlet? I haven’t heard ANY rumor that TeleNext did ANYTHING to try to keep this show on the air. Am I right to question the genuineness of the statement or have I missed something????

ROCKY
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ROCKY

TELENEXT didn’t do jack! It is the same spin they use for GL cancellation! Shame on CBS and Telenext!

thesaneone
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thesaneone

To my NUKE friends, we will soon see what the writer did with Luke’s story line. The fact the Noah and Reid are not in the last episode, could leand to many possibilties. I for one am hoping the writers stayed true to their original vision and the hearts of true NUKE fans. The die is cast, we have fought a good fight, now it remains to be seen as we all watch the last episodes and say goodbye to Oakdale…NUKE forever!

silvana
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silvana

I hope Luke & Noah have a happy ending together.
Nuke deserve.
We loyal fans deserve.
We love our boys(Jake & Van).
NUKE…………..FOREVER.

Michelle
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Michelle

I hope Luke and Reid end up together. They are the best new pairing on the show. LuRe forever!

silvana
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silvana

LUKE & NOAH FOREVER !!!!!!
VAN & JAKE BEAUTIFUL PERFECT TOGETHER !!!!!!
NUKE ALWAYS !!!!!!

wendy
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wendy

I can’ believe cbs would cut As the world turns. I’ve watched this show with my grandma, and my mom all of my life (33 years) and still do. This is so sad, i do not watch any other soap, and dont plan to. As a matter of fact i am so angry i dont plan to watch cbs at all! I feel like im losing part of my family. good luck to the wonderful cast of As the world turns.

Dee
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Dee

I have been a fan ATWT since 1958 when I had my first little girl. It was a topic of conversation in our neighborhood. Many sad things and good things to look forward to in our everday world. Very sad and I will miss all the people that were almost family. Good luck to the cast. BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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As the World Turns Alum Marnie Schulenburg Passes Away at 37

Heartbreaking news to report.  As the World Turns alum, Marnie Schulenburg, has died at the young age of 37-years-old.

Schulenburg had been battling stage 4 metastatic breast cancer since 2020.

Soap fans remember her portrayals as Alison Stewart on As the World Turns from 2007-2010 and  as Jo Sullivan on Prospect Park’s reboot of One Life to Live in 2013.

According to Soap Opera Digest, Marnie passed away a few days shy of her 38th birthday.

The Flux Theatre Ensemble, in which Marnie participated and performed in shared their sorrow on Facebook noting: “We’re mourning the loss of Marnie Schulenburg, a beloved member of Flux’s family and an extraordinary actor who performed in and helped develop so many Flux shows, including MARIAN, HEARTS LIKE FISTS, PRETTY THEFT, and ANGEL EATERS. We love you so much, and we will miss you always.”

Marnie is survived by husband Zack Robidas and daughter, Coda, who is just two-years-old.

We will continue to update this story as remembrances are posted in Marnie’s honor.

Share you condolences to Marnie’s family and your thoughts in the comment section below.

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ATWT Alum Alexandra Chando Cast in NBC Pilot Based on Dutch Show ‘Adam & Eva’

In casting news, Alexandra Chando (Ex-Maddie, As the World Turns) had been tapped to play one of the leading roles in the upcoming untiled NBC pilot based on the Dutch series, Adam & Eva.

Chando will be joined by Younger star, Ben Rappaport as the epicenter of the proposed series.

The log lines share that the project is both funny and heartfelt and will chronicle the epic love and lives of two complete strangers, Adam (Rappaport) and Eva (Chando), whose multiple run-ins begin to defy coincidence, leading both to believe in fate.

According to Deadline, Alexandra’s role of Eva is said to be an aspiring artist and force of nature whose relationship and views on fate are put to the test when she meets Adam.

Alexandra commented on social media:Immensely excited and grateful to be apart of this incredible show.”

As the World Turns fans will remember Chando received a Daytime Emmy nomination for her performances back in 2007 and she was previously seen in The Lying Game and Sneaky Pete.

So, intrigued on the proposed series featuring Chando? Comment below.

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Julianne Moore Pays Tribute to ATWT’s Kathryn Hays: “I Am in Indebted to Her and So Saddened by Her Loss”

The soap world has been in mourning since last Friday with the news of the passing of As the World Turns icon, Kathryn Hays (Kim Hughes).  The beloved actress passed away a few weeks ago at the age of 87.

Now, Hays former on-screen stepdaughter and niece, Oscar winner, Julianne Moore (Ex-Frannie/Sabrina Hughes) took to Instagram over the weekend to share her heartfelt remembrance and grief of working with Hays early in her acting career on ATWT.

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Moore shared: “The beautiful and gracious Kathryn Hays has passed away. I worked with Kathryn on As the World Turns at the beginning of my career and she treated me with such kindness and generosity, and demonstrated in her every action how to be professional on a set. I am indebted to her and so saddened by her loss. My thoughts are with her family – she spoke to me so often of her daughter. I hope they know what a profound influence Kathryn had on me, and so many others. RIP Kathryn ❤️❤️❤️ ”

Julianne had played twins Frannie and Sabrina from 1985-1988 and then returned to the CBS soap opera one final time in 2010 before ATWT made its final farewell.

What do you think of the kind words Moore shared on her thoughts on the passing of Kathryn Hays? Do you remember Julianne in scenes with Kathryn on ATWT, if so, what were some of your favorites? Comment below.

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