Soap fans are always upset when breaking news unexpectedly interrupts their favorite daytime dramas, but as the second presidential impeachment hearing takes place in the Senate beginning on Feb. 9, those interruptions are to be expected. So for fans wondering if GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES are going to be on, we’ll be sure to keep you up to date on any schedule changes as they happen!
If a soap is preempted nation-wide, the episode will simply air the following day. However, if GH, B&B, Y&R, or DAYS is only preempted in some markets, the network might choose to air it in others, and viewers in affected areas will be forced to seek the episode out. Occasionally, networks will air a preempted soap episode in the overnight hours, around 2-3 a.m., but it’s often easier to simply watch the episode online. GH can be found on Hulu, Y&R and B&B on CBS All Access, and DAYS on Peacock. Each soap can also be viewed on their official websites.
However, that can change day to day, so keep checking back here at SoapsInDepth.com and we’ll try to help make sure that you don’t miss a single episode of your favorite shows. We’ll let you know if you can just wait and watch it tomorrow or if you need to find it online so you can stay caught up on all the dramatic twists and turns.
News interruptions have been happening in daytime for years, and unfortunately, no matter how much soap fans complain that the networks leave coverage up to news channels, it’s unlikely to ever change. Hopefully, the real-life drama doesn’t intrude on the fictional drama on TV for too long and the soaps can all get back to their regular schedules very soon.