The ongoing coverage of the Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump continued today, interrupting your soap operas in some time zones. However, you can still get your fix tonight for three of your soaps.
Days of Our Lives
As always, the show goes on for Days of Our Lives as NBC has a policy of putting DAYS on NBC.com and the DAYS App whenever there are preemptions. Soap Hub already saw today’s episode and you can catch a recap here. There were definite shockers today.
The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful
The East Coast caught about 40 minutes of The Young and the Restless, so CBS once again plans to put the soap on CBS.com and CBS All Access tonight. The show used Tracey Bregman to deliver this news via tweet earlier on Wednesday.
The Bold and the Beautiful was completely preempted on both coasts as the trial got started right when BB would have begun on the East Coast and was not in recess for the West Coast airing. Therefore, CBS has chosen to push the entire episode back one day at the very least depending on what happens with news coverage tomorrow.
Finally, General Hospital has heeded our calls and frustrations and announced rather shockingly at about 2 PM that a new episode would appear on ABC.com by 8 PM EST. This will be the first episode of GH in over a week and prepare yourselves for what happens in Port Charles and Brooklyn. You can see a recap here. Thank you, GH, for acknowledging the Internet is a thing and we all know how to use it in 2020.
— Young and Restless (@YandR_CBS) January 29, 2020
An all-new episode of #GH is coming your way today. It will air in areas not impacted by the ongoing news coverage and be made available online for those which are. All you’ll need to watch is an internet connection. Come back here after 8PM EST for direct access. See you then! pic.twitter.com/QBcIhMWw3y
— General Hospital (@GeneralHospital) January 29, 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!