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Guiding Light: the openings

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 14th 2009 8:04AM
Guiding Light ends this Friday. I'll have a full review up after the episode airs, but I thought this would be a good time to show not how it ends but how each episode began. Here are some of the many opening credits that the show has had over the past six decades.

The show started on TV in 1952 (from radio). Here's the 1953 opening:

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Is Guiding Light actually going to sabotage the Reva/Josh relationship?

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 19th 2009 6:01PM
Guiding LightImagine if, at the end of the 10-year run of Friends, Rachel ended up marrying Paul Rudd's character.

Doesn't make much sense, does it? But that's pretty much what's happening these days on Guiding Light, as it heads toward its last episode ever next month. The long romance of Reva Shayne and Josh Lewis - something that has been simmering off and on for over 25 years - has pretty much been over for a while.

But I thought that, since the show was ending, they'd start wrapping up classic storylines and actually get Reva and Josh together forever, to please fans of the show. It doesn't look like that's going to happen.

In fact, the opposite seems to be in the minds of the writers.

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CBS makes a deal for Let's Make a Deal with Wayne Brady

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 3rd 2009 11:27AM
Wayne Brady will host the new Let's Make a DealGame show fanatics will be pleased to learn that network game shows are returning to daytime television. Finally, people who take actual sick days will have something else to look forward to other than another mind-bending dose of NyQuil.

CBS has confirmed they are replacing the outgoing Guiding Light with a remake of the classic Let's Make a Deal.

The ex-Tiffany network has already shot a test pilot of the updated show with smiling crooner Wayne Brady in the host's chair. Brady hasn't officially won the job, but he's the front-running favorite. CBS executives are expected to make Brady's deal official later today at the Television Critics Association hoedown, unless, of course, he chooses to go for what's behind Door Number Two. Don't do it Wayne! It's just a lifetime supply of goat feed!

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Are more game shows headed to daytime? I hope so

by Danny Gallagher, posted Apr 7th 2009 12:02PM
Dick Clark, host of The $100,000 PyramidNow that Guiding Light is destined to become another sad memory of lonely housewives nationwide, CBS is hoping an old daytime tradition will pull them away from their housework.

And for those of you now engulfed in hate flame who've found the fuel to write some snide comment about my Mad Men-ish view of soap opera viewers and women, please calm the #*$& down. One, I realize this is not the 1950s and women don't all strive to stay at home barefoot and pregnant. And two, who the hell else watches soap operas? Only male hair salon stylists and hospital patients who don't have the physical ability or cognitive capacity to operate a bed remote.

I hope this means more game shows are on the way.

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TV News Daily: 'My Name Is Earl' to Be Canceled?

by Thomas DiChiara, posted Apr 2nd 2009 12:00PM
My Name Is Earl'My Name Is Earl' may be getting a dose of bad karma.

NBC is reportedly considering giving the sitcom the ax, due to low ratings and high production costs. But fans shouldn't cross 'Earl' off their lists just yet, as Fox may swoop in to pick it up.

In other news, 'Breaking Bad' has already been renewed for a third season, CBS has snuffed out 'Guiding Light,' and 'Project Runway' finally has the green light to move to Lifetime.

See more of today's TV headlines, casting scoops and premiere dates after the jump.

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