As the hearings into the attack on the Capitol Building continue, coverage of them also continue to interrupt the daytime schedule, no matter when they begin and end. This time. GENERAL HOSPITAL is preempted on June 23, and as such, the Thursday episode will now air on Friday.
While fans never like their favorite soaps to be interrupted for news coverage, at least these recent preemptions have been national. If they’re only preempted locally, soaps will air in other time zones, forcing fans who missed out on the day’s episode to seek it out online. But when it’s a national preemption, the day’s episode is simply bumped to the following day, making it easy for everyone to stay up to date and not worry about missing a single show.
So remember, there’s no reason to go looking for today’s episode of GH on Hulu or ABC.com Thursday evening, because it won’t be there. That episode will not air until Friday. But you will want to make sure to double-check your DVR if that’s how you watch the soap because preemptions play havoc with DVR scheduling, and many viewers have found themselves discovering that nothing recorded the next day. And don’t be confused if you’re feeling a little deja vu if GH does air in your area, because ABC is running an encore episode as a placeholder.
Don’t worry, the drama will pick up on Friday right where it left off, so you don’t have to worry that you’ve missed anything. And remember, you can always count on SoapsInDepth.com to bring you the latest updates!