The twilight of the soaps continues! After 54 years CBS has cancelled As the World Turns. This will mean the end of Nuke, and will leave daytime with one less queer couple. As groundbreaking as the story of Nuke was in its early stages, the powers that be were just not invested enough to sustain the new and old fans that tuned in. Which is not to say that Nuke’s lack of character-driven story was the sole culprit in ATWT’s demise, but had ATWT capitalized on the non-soap fans that were tuning in for Nuke then perhaps (and that’s a BIG perhaps) that would’ve given ATWT higher ratings and bought them some more time. Instead the show had Nuke battling incestuous siblings and wasting the potential of a hot triangle when Noah’s gay professor took a special interest in him. With six months left (The show ends production in June but airs till September) ATWT still has the opportunity to give Nuke fans some classic soap story for a supercouple that just happens to be gay. Let’s hope they get it together because at this point ATWT have nothing to lose, except for Nuke’s already dwindling fanbase.