|GUIDING LIGHT: THE CANCELLATION|
|• Report: CBS to end GL's 72-year run
• CBS pulls the plug on Guiding Light
• Magazine says cancellation is a good thing
• Daytime reacts to GL's cancellation
• DAYS exec's comments outrage GL fans
In an interview with Soap Opera Digest, Corday lamented the cancellation of the 72-year soap opera, calling CBS's decision to end the series a "damn shame."
"Not to name names, but in desperate times, desperate measures are sometimes the worst things to resort to and it's clear now in hindsight and it was clear to the viewers as it was going on what [GL became] was not soap opera," Corday remarked. "It smacked of ESPN or the evening news and done without any homage to the creator of the show."
The comments seemed to be directed at Guiding Light's decision last year to completely redo its production model. The changes took the show's stars out of the studio and into the real world of Peapack, NJ. In other changes, the show rebuilt all of its sets to feature four-walled scenes. The initial changes turned off some viewers, and the show's ratings plummeted.
While Guiding Light's production company, Telenext Media, continues to work to find a new home for the show, Guiding Light's CBS farewell is slated for September 18.