Could The Recession Actually Save Guiding Light?
Could the dismal state of the U.S. economy provide Guiding Light with another stay of execution? While TV Week is reporting that CBS Daytime Vice-President Barbara Bloom is developing in-house candidates to possibly replace GL, TV Guide Canada's Nelson Branco, is hearing things a bit differently.
Reportedly, CBS chief Barbara Bloom is already looking to replace the hour as you read this. However, a major network insider tells The Nelson Ratings that they have heard differently. “Due to the recession, no local aflliate can afford to create their own local progamming, nor does its national network. That’s what could save GL,” he says.
Whatever behind-the-scenes power moves Babs and Co. are pulling, time is definitely of the essence soap fans. If you don't want to see another tired talk show featuring a hasbeen actress or reality star, you'd better tell CBS how you feel!