The drama in Washington, DC continued on Wednesday and network coverage of the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump took our soap operas away once again, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never see today’s episodes.
Days of Our Lives
Days of Our Lives fans are lucky as NBC has a regular policy of putting the soap online at night on NBC.com.Soap Hub already saw today’s episode and you can read a recap here. But, if you can get online tonight, watch it because it’s a real tear-jerker.
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
CBS has once again decided that it will NOT put its soaps online or stream it on CBS All Access tonight. Instead, The Young and the Restless official Twitter account told us CBS plans to air today’s shows tomorrow. Of course, the impeachment trial will still be going tomorrow, so we are not sure if this will end up happening. Still, CBS has not yet announced that it plans to delay until the trial is over.
Today’s episode of #YR was preempted. It will air tomorrow at our regularly scheduled time.
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) January 22, 2020
According to ABC executive Nathan Varni, ABC has made a decision about whether it will keep delaying General Hospital through the length of the impeachment trial, and at this point, it will. This means you may not see your Port Charles pals for quite a while.
More on Soap Opera History
Soap operas 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 soap operas 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!