As The World Turns and The Guiding Light aired on CBS for decades before ending their runs, and fans of both soap operas will soon be able to see some of their favorite soap stars on The Talk. The CBS daytime series has a soap reunion planned for October 12.
Entertainment Weekly revealed who will be at the reunion planned for next week:
“Zimmer, who played Reva Shayne on Guiding Light from 1983 to 2009, will participate in the reunion, along with her former costars Robert Newman (Joshua Lewis), Grant Aleksander (Phillip Spaulding), and Beth Chamberlin (Beth Raines). From As the World Turns, it will be Martha Byrne (Lily Snyder), Colleen Zenk (Barbara Ryan), Ellen Dolan (Margo Hughes), and Elizabeth Hubbard (Lucinda Walsh).”
The episode will also feature cast members from Young and the Restless and The Bold & The Beautiful. The reunion is to celebrate CBS’ 30-year dominance in daytime.
Were you a fan of As The World Turns and The Guiding Light? Will you watch the reunions on The Talk? Tell us what you think.
I absolutely miss The Guiding Light and AsThe World Turns. I watched them with my Grandma and Mom for as long as I can remember. They should NEVER have taken them off the air. Just sayin!!! It was fantastic seeing the soap stars on the Talk today. They should have more shows like that. Actually I think they should bring back the Guiding Light and As The World Turns. Even though I love Y & R and Bold & Beautiful, it would be great to have the other 2 back. But thats just me WISHING.
I grew up watching all the soaps with my Mom back 60 yrs. I remember when they were on for only 15 to 30 min. My favorite was Guiding Light, My daughter also grew up watching. I cried watching the last show. I definitely will be watching.
I think that CBS should bring back guiding light. it has american television history like no other and we need to preserve it. whats happening to TV is scary! ALL REALITY! So whu cant CBS PUSH THEM SELVES TO MAKE THIS SHOW WORK! Change the format! QUICK TURN ON THE LIGHT GUIDING LIGHT! MY GRANDPARENTS WATCHED AND LISTED FOR OVER 60 YEARS! Now i miss it so much it hurts! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE BRING BACK GUIDING LIGHT
I have to be honest that for a moment I was overjoyed thinking they were coming back. I was a big time fan of both As the World Turns and GL but GL was my favorite. I cried like a baby when it was cancelled. Some think it’s strange to get hooked on soaps but you know it helps us not deal with real life drama. For a moment, we can forget about the world around us and live in which ever city we want too, whether it’s Oakdale or Springfield.
I most definitely will watch. Already have my DVR set to record. GL and ATWT were my FAVORITE! I bawled like a baby for both of their finale shows. Would LOVE to see them back… in some form or another. But I will cherish this reunion.. especially with Bud and Reva on stage… Love you guys.
Yes! I am a long time fan of Guiding Light! I watched it growing up with my mom and as an adult watched the last show! I miss coming home from work and watching the show!
Absolutely, I miss Guiding Light always
Absolutely! I will have to DVR it because i work but can’t wait to see what they’ve been doing. I miss both of them very much.
Yes, I’ll watch it! I still miss “As the World Turns!”
Yes!! I watched the last 10 years. I still miss it! It was the only one I liked.