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Are the Soaps on Today? — Everything You Need to Know about the Impeachment Preemptions

Whenever breaking news coverage takes over daytime television, fans always wonder if their favorite soaps are going to be on. And with the presidential impeachment trial underway, the news is likely to interrupt GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS and DAYS OF OUR LIVES more than once. But have no fear — we will be sure to keep you updated as the situation unfolds to make sure that you don’t miss a single episode.

If a soap is preempted nationally for breaking news coverage, the episode will simply be bumped to the following day and air in the next available time slot so you won’t miss anything. However, if the news only preempts a show in certain time zones, then the episode will have aired in others, meaning those who missed it will have to seek it out. Sometimes local networks will air the preempted episode in the late-night hours around 1-2 a.m., but often fans will be forced to locate the missed show on demand or even online. Luckily, episodes are available for viewing at each soap’s dedicated website, so it’s easy to catch up on GH, B&B, Y&R, and DAYS.

Y&R Jack Ashley
“Look, Jack, I don’t know when we’re gonna be on, either!”Howard Wise/

Soap fans should be used to having their favorite daytime dramas interrupted by now, but it doesn’t make it any easier when it does happen. Hopefully, the real-life drama won’t intrude on the fictional drama for too long and everyone can get back to their regular schedules soon. Keep checking back here for updates on where and when you can watch your soaps, and for more news on all the daytime dramas, keep reading Soaps In Depth magazine.

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