CBS Axes As the World Turns
Soap ends 54-year run in September
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 8, 2009 2:02 PM CST
Van Hansis, left, as Luke Snyder and Jake Silbermann as Noah Mayer on "As the World Turns".   (AP Photo/John Paschal-JPI Studios,Proctor & Gamble Productions)

(Newser) – CBS is canceling As the World Turns, ending a soap saga that has run for more than half a century. The last episode will air in September. The network's move, coming 3 months after the cancellation of Guiding Light, will leave just six soap operas on the air—and ABC's One Life to Live is rumored to be next, Entertainment Weekly reports.