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WABC Bumps ‘Chew,’ ‘OLTL’ for Parade Coverage

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(SoapOperaNetwork.com) — ABC’s flagship station will likely leave some New York soap fans upset Monday when the affiliate pre-empts “” and “” for continuous coverage of the , relegating both shows to the early hours of Tuesday morning.

According to President and General Manager , “Channel 7 is proud to partner with the Columbus Citizens Foundation for the largest celebration of Italian American heritage and culture in the world. Viewers choose to watch Channel 7 because they know how well we serve their communities. The Columbus Day Parade is a natural fit for us.”

The press release goes on to state that “Channel 7’s broadcast will reach more than 7.4 million television households in 29 counties covering New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. In addition, the parade will be viewed live by millions of people along Fifth Avenue and on the Italian television network, .”

WABC-TV’s coverage of the parade will last from noon until 3:00 pm ET on Monday, October 10, meaning fans of “” will be still be able to watch their soap in its regular time slot. The station will also be streamed online on their website, and be offered via Video on Demand upon the conclusion of the festivities.

As a result of the schedule change, Monday’s episode of “The Chew” will be broadcast on Channel 7 Tuesday morning at 2:36 am ET, according to TV listings. Fans of “One Life to Live” living in

New York City unable to watch Monday’s episode on either SOAPnet or , will have to wait until 3:36 am ET to watch a slightly shortened broadcast of the episode just ahead of WABC-TV’s “,” beginning at 4:30 am ET.

Click here to read the press release in its entirety.

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  • http://twitter.com/aquart aquart

    WABC continues to make insane decisions.

  • My2Cents2

    I’m safe. I am in the Midwest!