With all the talk of shrinking budgets, seeing fewer “old” sets and the news that many veteran actors are checking out of daytime it is understandable that soap fans are getting a little nervous about their favorite show going off the air soon.

In 2007 soap fans learned that Passions had been cancelled; it was later picked up by DirecTV but didn’t last long on satellite. The show completed taping in March and will go off the air – apparently forever this time – later this summer. The show has even begun selling off memorabilia from the sets. You can read about that here.

Well, As The World Turns fans may be able to rest a little easier.