As the World Turns: Living or Dead?

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television series

As the World Turns

Started 2 Apr 1956
Ended 17 Sep 2010
Released64 years, 7 months ago
Run span54 years, 5 months
Seasons 54
Episodes 13,858
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About As the World Turns

As the World Turns (often referred to as ATWT) is an American television soap opera that aired on CBS for 54 years from April 2, 1956, to September 17, 2010. Irna Phillips created As the World Turns as a sister show to her other soap opera Guiding Light. Running for 54 years, As the World Turns holds the third-longest continuous run of any daytime network soap opera on American television, surpassed only by General Hospital and Guiding Light. As the World Turns was produced for the first 43 years in Manhattan and in Brooklyn from 2000 until 2010.Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, Illinois, the show debuted on April 2, 1956, at 1:30 pm EST. Prior to that date, all serials had been 15 minutes in length. As the World Turns and The Edge of Night, which premiered on the same day at 4:30 pm EST, were the first two to be 30 minutes in length from their premiere. At first, viewers were indifferent to the new half-hour serial, but ratings picked up in its second year, eventually reaching the top spot in the daytime Nielsen ratings by fall 1958. In 1959, the show started a streak of weekly ratings wins that was not interrupted for over 12 years. The show switched to color on August 21, 1967, and expanded from a half-hour in length to one hour starting on December 1, 1975, when The Edge of Night moved to ABC. In the year-to-date ratings, As the World Turns was the most-watched daytime drama from 1958 until 1978, with ten million viewers tuning in each day. At its height, core actors such as Helen Wagner, Don MacLaughlin, Don Hastings, and Eileen Fulton became nationally known. Three of these actors – Wagner, Hastings, and Fulton – are also the three longest serving actors in the history of American soap operas. The show passed its 10,000th episode on May 12, 1995, and celebrated its 50th anniversary on April 2, 2006. On September 18, 2009, As the World Turns became the last remaining Procter & Gamble-produced soap opera for CBS after Guiding Light aired its final episode on the network. On December 8, 2009, CBS announced that it was canceling As the World Turns after a run of almost 54 years due to low ratings. The show taped its final scenes on June 23, 2010, and with a dramatic storyline finale, its final episode on the network aired on September 17, 2010. On October 18, 2010, CBS replaced As the World Turns with a newly debuted talk show The Talk.

Other cast and crew

The following people were involved in the making of As the World Turns:

Meg Ryan
American actress and producer
Alive
Amy Ryan
American actress
Alive
Parker Posey
American actress
Alive
Jordana Brewster
American actress
Alive
Roselyn Sánchez
Puerto Rican actress, producer, writer, singer-songwriter, model
Alive
Ming-Na Wen
Macau-born American actress
Alive
Valerie Perrine
American actress and model
Alive
Swoosie Kurtz
American actress
Alive
Liza Weil
American actress
Alive
Debra Jo Rupp
American actress
Alive
Tovah Feldshuh
American actress
Alive
Victoria Rowell
American actress
Alive
James Van Der Beek
actor
Alive
David McCallum
Scottish actor and musician
Alive
Matthew Morrison
American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter
Alive
Sandra Peabody
American actress
Alive
Mary McDonnell
American actress
Alive
Richard Thomas
American actor
Alive
Peyton List
American actress born 1986
Alive
Kristanna Loken
American actress
Alive
Meredith Hagner
American actress
Alive
Kelly Bishop
American actress
Alive
Tamara Tunie
American actress
Alive
Sarah Brown
American actress
Alive
Daniella Alonso
Film and television actress
Alive
Annie Parisse
American actress
Alive
Edie Adams
American singer, businesswoman
Dead
Nestor Carbonell
American actor
Alive
Brian Bloom
American actor
Alive
Mary Beth Evans
American actress
Alive
Vanessa Ray
actress
Alive
Kristen Connolly
American film actress
Alive
William Fichtner
American actor
Alive
Yancy Butler
American television and film actress
Alive
Novella Nelson
American actress
Dead
Phyllis Somerville
American stage, film and television actress
Dead
Alexandra Wilson
American actress
Alive
Terri Garber
American actress
Alive
Alyssa Diaz
American film and television actress
Alive
Katie Lowes
actress
Alive
Holly Marie Combs
Actress, television producer
Alive
Sara Botsford
Canadian actress
Alive
Alexandra Chando
American actress
Alive
Hallee Hirsh
American actress
Alive
Celeste Holm
actress
Dead
Jennifer Landon
American actress
Alive
John O'Hurley
American stand-up comedian, television personality
Alive
Virginia Williams
American actress
Alive
Steven Weber
American actor
Alive
Kate Hodge
actress, film producer
Alive
Glynnis O'Connor
American actress
Alive
Jill Larson
actress
Alive
Robin Mattson
American actress
Alive
Kate McNeil
American actress
Alive
Kathleen Widdoes
American actress
Alive
Thomas Gibson
American actor and director
Alive
Dylan Bruce
Canadian actor and model
Alive
Richard Roundtree
American actor
Alive
Noelle Beck
American actress
Alive
Deborah Twiss
American actress, film director, screenwriter, film producer
Alive
Ashley Crow
American actress
Alive
Katy Selverstone
American actress
Alive
Barbara Garrick
American actress
Alive
Lesli Kay
American actress
Alive
Sarah Thompson
American actress
Alive
Tanya Clarke
American actress
Alive
Patricia Mauceri
American actress
Alive
Michael Angarano
American actor
Alive
Lucy Deakins
American actress
Alive
Alice Lee
American actress
Alive
Susan Pratt
American actress
Alive
Bonnie Root
American actress
Alive
Emily Tremaine
American actress
Alive
Billy Magnussen
American actor
Alive
Angelica Page
Actress, producer, director, writer.
Alive
Justine Cotsonas
American actress
Alive
Rex Smith
American actor-singer
Alive
James Rebhorn
American character actor
Dead
Scott Porter
American actor and occasional singer
Alive
Ryan Serhant
Real Estate Broker
Alive
John Spencer
American actor
Dead
Harris Yulin
American actor
Alive
James Wolk
American actor
Alive
Elden Henson
American actor
Alive
Robin Thomas
American actor
Alive
Brian Huskey
American actor and comedian
Alive
Larry Pine
American actor
Alive
Billy Warlock
American actor
Alive
Tonya Pinkins
Actress, singer, writer, Activist, Author
Alive
Will Lee
American actor
Dead
Joseph Cross
American actor
Alive
Kerr Smith
American actor
Alive
Bailey Chase
actor
Alive
Christopher Daniel Barnes
actor
Alive
D. W. Moffett
American actor
Alive
Tom Pelphrey
American actor
Alive
Amir Arison
American actor
Alive
Jon Lindstrom
American actor
Alive
Christopher Cousins
actor
Alive
Bryan Batt
American actor
Alive
Kin Shriner
American actor
Alive
Will Swenson
actor, singer
Alive
Nathaniel Marston
American actor
Dead
Lamman Rucker
American actor
Alive
James McCaffrey
American actor
Alive
Jake Weary
American actor, musician, singer-songwriter and music producer
Alive
John Ventimiglia
American actor
Alive
Matt Servitto
American actor
Alive
Shawn Christian
American actor
Alive
Evan Jonigkeit
American actor
Alive
Peter Vack
American actor
Alive
Zach Roerig
American actor
Alive
Jordi Caballero
actor, dancer, choreographer and producer for stage
Alive
Aleksander Krupa
Polish actor
Alive
Mel Winkler
American actor (1941-2020)
Dead
John Furey
American actor
Alive
Steve Talley
American actor
Alive
Alice Playten
actress
Dead
C. S. Lee
Korean American actor
Alive
Peter Parros
American actor
Alive
Ned Luke
American actor
Alive
Richard Bekins
American actor
Alive
Ritchie Coster
actor
Alive
Gregory Michael
American actor
Alive
Peter Francis James
American actor
Alive
Boris McGiver
American actor
Alive
Ian Kahn
American actor
Alive
Michael E. Rodgers
British actor
Alive
Eric Sheffer Stevens
American actor
Alive
Randle Mell
American actor
Alive