Whenever there is news coverage that takes over daytime television, fans always wonder, “Is GENERAL HOSPITAL on today?” Due to the widespread coverage of the House public impeachment hearings on Donald Trump, daytime programming has been affected since Dec. 13, with occasional interruptions and preemptions for breaking news.
ABC executive Nathan Varni took to Twitter on Dec. 18 to reassure fans that they won’t miss any of the drama. “We’re monitoring the house impeachment debate and awaiting an update from ABC news division. At this point, not sure if today’s GH will air but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything. Thank you!”
If GH is preempted nationally, the episode that would have aired will simply be bumped a day and air in the next available time slot so you won’t miss anything. If, however, the soap is only preempted in certain time zones and airs in others, then fans will have to seek it out online at either ABC.com or Hulu.com to stay caught up. Also, many networks will air preempted daytime programming in the overnight hours between 1-3 a.m. so check your local listings if that works better for you than watching online.
Soap fans should be used to having their favorite shows interrupted by now, but that still doesn’t make them any happier when it does happen. Hopefully, real-life won’t intrude on the fictional drama for too long and things can get back to normal soon. Stay tuned for more updates as the situation develops, and for more GH news, keep reading the ABC edition of Soaps In Depth magazine.
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