Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 30, 1952
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
Genre

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Guiding Light

The Guiding Light began as a radio drama 75 years ago. On TV, it takes place in the fictional Midwestern town of Springfield. In its early years the stories centered on the middle class Bauer family, but later the wealthy Spauldings, Chamberlains, and Lewises, along with the working class Reardons and others, took their own places of prominence, though the Bauers remained the heart of the show.

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55x235 Ep. #15186 Aired: Jan. 28, 2011

Josh and Reva talk about the past that they have shared together. Josh realizes just how much Cassie means to him and after Reva hears on the …

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The show had 58 seasons and 3568 episodes air between 1952 and 2009.

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Guidng Light, the longest running show in broadcast history, will complete it's final season on CBS Television Network in September. The daytime drama was not renewed by CBS for the 2009-2010 broadcast season, marking the end of its 57 year run on the Network.

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  • In 2002, Joan Collins had a well-publicized stint as Alexandra Spaulding, the third actress to play the role. She was soon replaced by Marj Dusay, the second actress to play Alex after the…
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    In 2002, Joan Collins had a well-publicized stint as Alexandra Spaulding, the third actress to play the role. She was soon replaced by Marj Dusay, the second actress to play Alex after the first, Beverlee McKinsey, played her for seven years. Collins wanted to schedule her filming around her book promotion tour, but producers wanted Collins full-time. Alexis Carrington, the Dynasty character that made her famous, was modeled after Iris Carrington, the character that made Beverlee McKinsey famous.
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  • Beverlee McKinsey asked the producers to consider her friend and former Texas costar Daniel Davis for the role of Alan Spaulding after Christopher Bernau died in 1988.
  • When long-time cast member Charita Bauer died in 1985, it took a year of persistent audience demands to write an off-screen death for her character Bert, in 1986. When Michael Zaslow left…
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    When long-time cast member Charita Bauer died in 1985, it took a year of persistent audience demands to write an off-screen death for her character Bert, in 1986. When Michael Zaslow left after developing ALS, the audience did not like the actor who was cast as his replacement. Roger Thorpe was written off in 1997, but audience demands persisted for a proper tribute, especially after Zaslow's well-publicized death in 1998. Roger Thorpe was finally killed off in 2005, off-screen. Soap legend Mary Stuart, who joined the show in 1996, died in 2002. In 2006, her character, Meta Bauer, was sent on a vacation to Nova Scotia.
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