What soap operas are still on 2022? As longtime television viewers know, soap operas filled the networks’ daytime schedules. Today, only four of them remain — The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), Days of Our Lives (NBC), General Hospital (ABC), and The Young and the Restless (CBS).
What is the longest running soap opera still in production? The longest running soap opera (TV and radio) is Procter & Gamble Productions’ ‘Guiding Light‘ (CBS, USA). It began as a radio serial on January 25 1937 and was subsequently broadcast on television from 30 June 1952 until 18 September 2009.
Is Lily leaving Y&R 2022? Christel Khalil’s official website is reporting that the Daytime Emmy Award-winning actress will no longer be playing Lily Winters Ashby on “The Young and the Restless.” The site administrator posted, “Christel Khalil is indeed leaving ‘The Young and the Restless’. It is not her decision to leave.
What led to the decline of soap operas? Ratings decline is the biggest reason. As cable television grew during the 80s and viewers had more choices at any hour of the day all average television ratings declined. Recording devices such as VCRs and DVRs enabled viewers to time-shift their viewing, which was a good thing for soaps for a while.