Originally Posted by kizzo
It's amazing how long these shows have been on air, the budget must be really small.
In 2008 CBS' "Guiding light budget was cut to about 1/3 of the 2007 production budget I've been told.
February 29, 2008, viewers will be seeing 'Guiding Light' in a brand new light. Led by innovative Executive Producer Ellen Wheeler, Guiding Light it busting out of the studio to starting filming in a more realistic, cinema verite style.
They shot in standard definition with prosumer camcorders.
I doubt they could have gotten away with that in high definition as so much more would have been seen (errors).
Guiding Light just announced that this summer they will go off the air.
Most likely it will not be replaced with another soap opera.
We shall see in ABC follows suit within 18 months instead of taking all 3 of theirs HD...