MEMORIAL DAY: Scheduling the Soaps
Monday, May 27 is memorial day and while CBS’ “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” will air original episodes (which aren’t expected to count in the weekly Nielsen ratings), NBC’s “Days of our Lives” will be preempted for coverage of the French Open, while ABC’s “General Hospital” will air the real 50th Anniversary episode, which actually aired on Tuesday, April 2 after a March preemption pushed scheduling back a day (“GH” premiered on April 1, 1963). “All My Children” will air an original episode as the series is available exclusively on the internet and doesn’t abide by holiday preemptions.
On “Y&R,” Phyllis and Nick unite in order to help Summer, while tensions rise between Adam and Victoria. On “B&B,” faced with the menacing reality of Bill’s blackmail, Maya is forced to make a choice about Rick. Without knowing about Brooke’s proposition to Eric, Taylor mistakenly feels she has nothing to fear.
On “GH,” The 50th Anniversary Special. Celebrating 50 years, Patrick and Epiphany tour new interns around General Hospital as Elizabeth and Audrey Hardy reminisce about its history. Monica and Tracy get surprise visitors at the Quartermaine Mansion and Sonny and Carly are dealt shocking news. Also, the Spencer and Cassadine feud reaches a new height when Luke and Laura confront Helena.
On “AMC,” David has developed a new medical device, but will he be able to convince Joe to put him back on the staff at Pine Valley Hospital? While working together, Zach and Lea unlock a secret password to a website that shows the hell Cassandra has been going through since being abducted by sex traffickers. Uri learns some disturbing information about Cassandra and decides that she has to go, but it’s not exactly what Cassandra has in mind. Will she ever find her way home? Will Miranda finally learn the truth about her father?