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Impeachment Update: How To See Your Soap Operas

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The impeachment debate leading to the planned impeachment vote in the full House of Representatives on Wednesday night once again interrupted out soap operas, but you still don’t have to miss a moment.

Days of Our Lives never delays a day and will always show a preempted episode on later that night, while different local affiliates have the option to air it in the middle of the night. Check with your NBC station to see their plans.

Both The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless will be shown in their entirety tomorrow, while the Canadian airing of YR is now three days ahead of the United States, as Canada has not been delaying at all when the U.S. is preempted.

Today’s General Hospital will also now be shown tomorrow, but ABC exec Nathan Varni promises the special Dr. Finn A Christmas Carol episode will still air Monday as planned as its a standalone episode and does not really move the story. In Canada, GH will be a re-run tomorrow as a new GH aired in that country today.

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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