The Second Impeachment of Donald J. Trump, now the former president of the United States, is on Day 3, and we are on Day 3 of missing our favorite soap operas. And with it comes pre-emptions with soap operas left in the lurch.
Pre-Empted Soap Operas
All four soaps did not air at their regular times on Thursday, February 11, 2021. However, NBC does not like to delay any episodes of its lone daytime drama, so when pre-empted it can typically be seen on NBC.com by tonight. If you subscribe to the Peacock streaming network, check there, as well. Also, your local NBC stations may air DAYS in the middle of the night, so check with your network affiliate as they often put the news on social media.
And you don’t want to miss today’s romantic Valentine’s Day episode in which Steve and Kayla remarry once again and Ben and Ciara both have Romeo and Juliet dreams.
General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful have all officially tweeted that today’s regularly scheduled episode will be seen, but when depends on the timing of the trial each day. However, BB put out a new promo video today that can be seen here.
The impeachment is expected to last until early next week and is history in the making. But whether your favorite soaps will be pre-empted each day remains a mystery. Soap Hub will keep you informed each day about what the networks plan to do.
We are continuing to monitor the ongoing breaking news coverage and have decided to shift today’s episode of General Hospital (originally scheduled to air Tuesday). It will air tomorrow, all things permitting. #GH https://t.co/vQUBmu1MGz
— General Hospital (@GeneralHospital) February 11, 2021
Raise your hand if you’re ready to see what happens next on #YR! 🙋♀️🙋♂️ Today’s episode has been preempted, but you won’t miss a minute. We’ll pick up right where we left off. pic.twitter.com/AV5ZcOmwxo
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) February 11, 2021
Ready for the answer to this question? Today’s episode of #BoldandBeautiful has been preempted, but you won’t miss a minute of the drama! 👏 We will continue right where we left off, so stay tuned… pic.twitter.com/bcps8CvVp8
— Bold & The Beautiful (@BandB_CBS) February 11, 2021
More on Soap Opera History
Soap opera began in the early 1900s, as radio broadcasts. Soap companies were behind the conception of the daytime dramas because they wanted to sell soaps to stay-at-home-moms. They did their job and also launched a lifelong programming format, the soap operas.
Spanning more than five decades, American sudsers have seen the rise and fall of daytime soaps. In the heyday of soaps in the early 1980s, there were up to 13 different soap operas broadcasted. However, over the years, the number has declined. Currently, there are only four American soap operas on the air.
Bringing the Drama
The four remaining soap operas currently on the air include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), General Hospital (GH), and The Bold and the Beautiful (BB). Check your local listings for air times.