Talk Show to Replace Canceled Soap

CBS is replacing its oldest soap opera, AS THE WORLD TURNS, with a new talk show, the network announced late Wednesday.

Julie Chen, currently hosting the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER, will be one of the moderators for the show, which will be similar in style to ABC’s The View, but will feature five moms around the table.

Other panelists will include reality star Sharon Osbourne,  and actresses Leah Remini, Holly Robinson Peete, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Sara Gilbert.

Gilbert, known for her role as back-talking daughter Darlene Conner on Roseanne, will also be an executive producer of the new show.  Osbourne is the wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, has been a talent judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent.  Remini played Carrie Heffernan, foil to husband Doug on CBS’s THE KING OF QUEENS. Peete got her major break on the then-fledgling Fox Network’s crime series 21 Jump Street, and starred in Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper and Love, Inc. Winokur was host of a dancing competition show on NBC.

Chen will leave her regular duties on CBS’s THE EARLY SHOW, but will may continue to contribute to the show, according to the network.

AS THE WORLD TURNS leaves the air in September after 54 years on the air.  We’ll have more on the show as more information comes in.

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10 thoughts on “Talk Show to Replace Canceled Soap

  1. Why are major networks canceling any programming. More and more the program is “paid programming”. We are rapidly approaching full time commercials with no entertainment. Of the so called hundreds of channels on Sat TV, many are full time commercials now. Now Broadcast TV is heading that way, especially on the weekends. I think any licensed station should be required to provide entertainment with a limited maximum of commercial content.

    • As the World Turns was canceled because of low ratings. That’s the primary reason any show is canceled, since ratings determine how much revenue the show brings in versus the cost of production.

      Producing shows isn’t cheap.

  2. Wow..is there any soaps left? I watched them like 15 years ago when my kids were little and I was young..a waste of hours in the day since the people only switch partners! There’s enough talk shows why can’t they make good family friendly shows? I still watch little house on the prairie reruns..lol usually my tv is on little kids shows anyway.

    • The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful are still on LIVE 5 WCSC, and still at the top of the ratings. Y&R is usually in the number one spot, and B&B is the most-watched American soap in the world.

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