By Joshua

While As the World Turns comes to an end, I find it hard to say goodbye.

It has been a tough year for soaps – first Guiding Light and now As the World Turns are cancelled.

But there is one thing that keeps me happy.

When Guiding Light ended, it was announced that many fan faves were returning to wish the show a fond farewell…Stars like Maureen Garrett (Holly Thorpe), Tom Pelphrey (Jonathan Randall), Nancy St. Alban (Michelle Bauer Santos), Paul Anthony Stewart (Danny Santos), Krista Terseau (Mindy Sue Lewis), and many others.

And yes, I would have loved for other stars to come back, but having those people was a wonderful blast from the past.

So far on As the World Turns, it has been announced that Jesse Soffer (Will Munson) and Jennifer Landon (Gwen Norbeck Munson) will be returning.

Jennifer Landon/Gwen Norbeck Munson

Also returning is film star and Academy Award nominee Julianne Moore (Frannie Hughes/Sabrina Hughes), who began her career in daytime. Julianne will reprise the character of Frannie for Bob and Kim’s wedding anniversary.

Julianne Moore

Don’t get me wrong – it will be an end of an era on September 17 when ATWT finishes its historic run on CBS. It will leave behind a legacy.

When GL ended, ATWT became the longest running serial drama (for all of one year), but now it is time to say goodbye.

And it looks like there will be a lot of familiar faces to say goodbye to.