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As The World Turns-related news from 2009
It's impossible to keep up with all of the twists and turns from the world of soaps. Luckily, soapcentral.com has done it for you. Our News Archive has a listing of every news story ever posted on our site.
Here are some of the news stories posted on soapcentral.com during 2009 that focus on As The World Turns or past and present ATWT performers. To read any of the articles listed below, simply click on the appropriate link.


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January 2009
As the World Turns made headlines a few weeks back with news that it planned to recast three roles in as many weeks. Now, one week into the new year, and the CBS soap is already writing out two of those roles. Actresses Sarah Glendening and Kelly Barrett will exit the show this week.
Trent Dawson
January 2009
As the World Turns has released its latest mass market publication, a book called The Man from Oakdale. The story is based on As the World Turns' storylines and, as readers will find, features a lot of show history in the plot. The following is a review of the latest book, available in bookstores and online.
Maura West
January 2009
As the World Turns star Maura West is expecting, but fans shouldn't expect to see Carly get pregnant. A show source says that West's pregnancy will not be written in. West debuted as Carly in April 1995.
Cady McClain
March 2009
Cady McClain is again returning to daytime television. She will not, as many viewers had speculated, be returning to All My Children. Instead, McClain will reprise another of her Emmy-winning roles: Rosanna Cabot on CBS's As the World Turns. The actress' most recent stint in Oakdale ended in January 2008.
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April 2009
As the World Turns will be on the air for at least another year. The good news was delivered to the cast and crew on the same day that Guiding Light was cancelled. Unfortunately, there are growing whispers that this may still be the final year for As the World Turns on CBS.
Noelle Beck
April 2009
When As the World Turns executives announced last year that they were recasting the role of Lily Snyder, many fans were outraged. Now, former Lily, Martha Byrne, has turned script writer, and new Lily, Noelle Beck, has put her own spin on the role. In a new interview, Beck talks about the last twelve months as Lily.
Chauntee Schuler
April 2009
Chaunteé Schuler will not be leaving As the World Turns after all. The actress had planned to leave New York to relocate with her husband. The actress will now be sticking around, prompting some fans to wonder if the actress will finally be given a front burner storyline.
Martha Byrne
April 2009
Martha Byrne has found a new job -- two of them, actually. The actress recently started work as a member of the writing team of The Bold and the Beautiful. Now, the actress is also returning to television in front of the camera. The two-time Emmy winner has landed a recurring role on General Hospital.
Van Hansis
April 2009
Two-time Emmy nominee, Van Hansis, is seeking out work in primetime and feature films. While fans of the actor are excited about the actor's next big break, some are now fearful that Hansis may soon be on his way out of Oakdale. Hansis debuted as Luke in December 2005.
Allyce Beasley
May 2009
As the World Turns is developing a a storyline with some truly organic storytelling. The CBS soap has cast former Moonlighting star, Allyce Beasley, as an organic gardener in its upcoming episodes.
Helen Wagner
May 2009
Robert Allen Willey, husband of As the World Turns star Helen Wagner, has passed away. Willey guest-starred in an episode of ATWT several years back. The pair had been married since 1954.
Forbes March
May 2009
Forbes March will join the cast of As the World Turns later this year in the newly created role of Luke's professor, Mason. Fans are wondering if Mason will be part of a love triangle storyline. March has previously appeared on ABC's All My Children and One Life to Live.
Lynn Herring
June 2009
It may be one the biggest casting coups of the year. Former General Hospital and Port Charles star, Lynn Herring, will join the As the World Turns cast in July. Once one of daytime's biggest stars, Herring hasn't been seen on daytime in more than five years and admits she was hurt that GH never asked her to return.
Maura West
June 2009
As the World Turns star Maura West has new little one in her nest. West and her husband, former ATWT star Scott DeFreitas, welcomed a baby girl last week. This is their fourth child together.
Trent Dawson
June 2009
Three-time Emmy nominee, Trent Dawson, has received another homor. Just in time for Father's Day, the ATWT actor has been named one of the best celebrity pet dads.
Judi Evans
June 2009
Long-time soap opera vet Judi Evans will join the cast of As the World Turns later this summer in a newly created role. Evans' appearance in Oakdale may disappoint Days of our Lives fans, who were hoping she'd be returning to Salem. Evans has also appeared on Another World and Guiding Light.
Stuart Damon
July 2009
As the World Turns has signed its second former General Hospital in the past month. Emmy winner Stuart Damon will join the CBS soap later this summer in a still-to-be-announced role. Damon portrayed Alan Quartermaine on GH for more than 30 years.
David Kreizman
July 2009
As the World Turns is making a readjustment to its writing staff. The CBS soap has hired Guiding Light writer David Kreizman. Kreizman will join Jean Passanante to form a new headwriting team. Kreizman won a Daytime Emmy for writing during his time with Guiding Light.
Forbes March
July 2009
In a new interview, Forbes March talks about his new As the World Turns and his theory that he might become part of a love triangle with Luke and Noah. The actor also talks about reaction he's gotten from others about playing a gay character.
Lynn Herring
July 2009
Lynn Herring's short-term stay on As the World Turns just got a little longer. The actress will reportedly air through the fall. Herring is known to daytime fans for her work as Lucy Coe on General Hospital and Port Charles. She first airs on As the World Turns this week.
Alexandra Chando
July 2009
Henry's little sister is returning to Oakdale -- and this time Emmy-nominated Alexandra Chando will be in the part. Maddie Coleman will make a short-term return that will coincide with her mother's recently extended stay in town.
Austin Peck
August 2009
Though unconfirmed by the show, it appears that Austin Peck has been released from his role as As the World Turns' Brad Snyder. The actor joined the show in 2007 after a successful run on Days of our Lives.
Lesli Kay
August 2009
Lesli Kay will bring Molly McKinnon back to Oakdale in the weeks ahead. The actress, who left As the World Turns five years ago, won an Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy in 2001. Since leaving ATWT, Kay has appeared on General Hospital and The Bold and the Beautiful
Tom Pelphrey
September 2009
Guiding Light star Tom Pelphrey will be joining the cast of As the World Turns later this year. The actor's Springfield alter ego won't be making the trip with him: Pelphrey will tackle a newly created role. Pelphrey is a two-time Daytime Emmy winner.
Cady McClain
October 2009
Cady McClain's third go-around as As the World Turns' Rosanna Cabot will come to and end by the end of the year. The Emmy-winning actress confirms that her short-term return will wrap, and that has already prompted speculation about where she might be headed next.
Cady McClain
November 2009
As Cady McClain prepares to once again exit the daytime canvas, the two-time Daytime Emmy winner sits down for a candid conversation with soapcentral.com that's nearly 20 years in the making. Does the actress regret anything she's said? How can daytime turn itself around? It's a must-read, interview for all soap fans.
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November 2009
The City of Brotherly Love -- and cheesesteaks -- recently welcomed the cast and crew of As the World Turns. The long-running CBS soap took over City Hall to tape some dramatic scenes that will air this week. soapcentral.com was the only media outlet on the scene and has exclusive behind-the-scenes video and photos from the shoot.
Michael Park
November 2009
During a recent visit to Philadelphia, Emmy-nominated Michael Park chatted with soapcentral.com about a wide range of topics, including the future of soap operas and what types of stories should be told to keep viewers interested. The actor also had kind words for his co-stars and fans.
Daniel Cosgrove
November 2009
Guiding Light star Daniel Cosgrove has found a new daytime gig and, as previously reported, it will not be on One Life to Live. The two-time Emmy nominee will join former co-star Tom Pelphrey on As the World Turns. Cosgrove began his daytime career on All My Children.
Meredith Hagner
November 2009
Meredith Hagner will leave As the World Turns next year. The actress is reportedly set to explore options outside of daytime television. The actress, who was nominated for a Daytime Emmy earlier this year, joined the show 18 months ago.
Ellen Wheeler
December 2009
Three-time Emmy winner Ellen Wheeler will join the As the World Turns family. Wheeler most recently served as executive producer of Guiding Light, which was named Outstanding Drama Series in 2007. Wheeler won Emmys for her acting on Another World and All My Children.
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December 2009
As the World Turns will mark an amazing 54 years on the air in 2010. Sadly, it will also mark the long-running soap's final year on CBS. The network has decided it would not renew the show for another year. A show rep says they're shopping for a new home for As the World Turns.
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December 2009
News that As the World Turns will stop turning still has fans' heads spinning. While fans mobilize to find a new home for the long-running soap opera, two CBS network executives have made it clear that the top-rated network has no designs on finding a way to keep As the World Turns in its lineup.
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