TV executives have canceled the show, and the final episode will air in September 2010.
Executive producer Chris Goutman says, "Throughout our history, As the World Turns has remained dedicated to sharing compelling stories that have entertained fans for more than five decades. We are disappointed and saddened by the news that the show is not being renewed."
A show source reveals the program's bosses are seeking "a new outlet to carry the show."
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