Thursday, April 2, 2009

CBS' 'Guiding Light' to End in September

CBS is turning off its "Guiding Light." After nearly three-quarters of a century on TV and radio, the serial drama about the intertwining lives of fictional families from different classes in the bucolic but placeless town of Springfield, will end its run in September. It is the latest example of the fragmentation of television.



1 comment:

  1. I can't say I ever watched Guiding Light, but it is a sad sign of the times. I remember hearing about how Soap Operas would suffer in the new age of "on demand" and digital downloads. I think the downfall is that they are not memorable, each show could be condensed into 10 minutes. So while a lot of people can go buy their favorite episodes of TV shows on I Tunes right after they air, they aren't going to do that with a soap opera. You also don't see Soap Operas available on DVD like other shows. It's just not something people want. It will be interesting to see what happens to the rest of them on daytime TV. ~Ginger