The House of Representatives engaged in another all-day impeachment hearing, interrupting part of or all of our favorite soap operas.
Impeachment Preempts Soap Operas
Days of Our Lives was interrupted in its entirety, but NBC typically puts a preempted episodes on NBC.com later in the evening, while some affiliates will opt to air the show late at night. Check with your local NBC station for its plans.
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful were also interrupted in its entirety, but the CBS soaps scheduled for today will instead air tomorrow at their regularly scheduled times rather than on CBS.com or CBS All Access.
ABC aired 25 minutes of the 2 PM EST General Hospital, and later airings in its entirety. However, it will make the entire show available on ABC.com this evening. It will also be available on Hulu at its regular time.
There are no other impeachment hearings scheduled for this week, but that can change at any moment. If it changes, Soap Hub will keep you updated.
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 opera.
Spanning more than nine 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 broadcast. However, over the years, the number has declined. Currently, there are only four American soap operas on the air. They include Days of our Lives, The Young and the Restless (YR), The Bold and the Beautiful (BB), and GH. For more facts about soap opera history, head over to our archives and relive the glory days of daytime!
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