The drama in DC continued today as the Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump went into its third week. And today, the networks decided to cover it, so how will you see your soap operas? What is the plan?
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives was fully preempted and as always, today’s episode can be seen tonight on NBC.com and the DAYS app. Your Salem friends are the only ones not behind in schedule. Soap Hub saw today’s episode and you can see the recap here.
The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless
Once again, the East Coast got in more than half of The Young and the Restless, but the entire episode was seen on the West Coast. East Coasters can see the entire episode on CBS.com or CBS All Access tonight.
On the other hand, The Bold and the Beautiful was preempted entirely on the East Coast and the West Coast saw a re-run. Today’s episode has been pushed back to tomorrow.
General Hospital was preempted on the East Coast, but the trial ended for most of the West Coast airing so fans got to see about half the show. The entire episode can be seen tonight on ABC.com and Hulu. You can read the recap here.
Today’s episode of @GeneralHospital has resumed airing for those in the 3pm EST time zone. For viewers who missed today’s episode, we’ll have it up for you on the ABC website after 8pm EST tonight! Check back later for a link, thank you! #GH
— Nathan Varni (@nathanvarni) February 3, 2020
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!