Soap fans are always double-checking the schedules during the holidays to see if their favorite daytime dramas are going to be on or not. And with Thanksgiving coming up on Thursday, Nov. 24, it’s only natural they’d be wondering if the soaps will be preempted or airing reruns on the holiday or the day after. Since we don’t want you to miss a single brand-new episode, we’ve got the rundown on what GENERAL HOSPITAL, THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL, THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, and DAYS OF OUR LIVES have planned for the upcoming holiday!
Is GENERAL HOSPITAL going to be on Thanksgiving?
GH fans might feel a sense of deja vu if they tune in on Thursday hoping to see the Quartermaines chowing down on pizza because ABC will be airing an encore of last year’s Thanksgiving episode. But if you want, you can relive Sam and Dante enjoying their first holiday as a couple, Olivia apologizing to Austin, Brook Lynn lying about her babydaddy (and her baby), and Portia and Curtis growing closer. And GH will be fully preempted on Friday, Nov. 25, for football, so you can enjoy the day off!
Is THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL going to be on Thanksgiving?
B&B viewers will have two days off as the soap will be preempted on both Thursday and Friday for NFL Football and College Football coverage, respectively. And with Stephen returning for a holiday visit to catch up with his family and Ridge and Taylor about to walk down the aisle, waiting for Monday to resolve Wednesday’s cliffhangers is going to be torture!
Is THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS going to be on Thanksgiving?
Like its sister soap, Y&R will also be preempted on both Thanksgiving and the following day for CBS Sports coverage of NFL and SEC football games. So fans can take a little breather after Wednesday’s holiday drama before the action picks back up on Monday!
Is DAYS OF OUR LIVES going to be on Thanksgiving?
Now that DAYS streams on Peacock, it doesn’t get preempted by network coverage of news or sporting events. So fans can look forward to plenty of drama in Salem on both Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, as there will be new episodes to watch! And because it’s streaming, you can watch them whenever it’s convenient during your own holiday schedule!
So enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday and eat yourself silly knowing that all the drama on your favorite soaps will be picking back up again on Monday, Nov. 28. Well, except in Salem, where the action never stops for a moment! Oh, and if you use a DVR you might want to double-check your settings to make sure that it’s set to record next week’s shows as preemptions sometimes play havoc with the schedules. We don’t want anyone to miss a single episode of their favorite soaps!