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‘General Hospital’ Preempted for Nancy Reagan Funeral Coverage

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As first reported on our Twitter page earlier today, due to ABC News coverage of former first lady ‘s funeral, the network announced that it will be doing a full preemption of “” on Friday, March 11. Therefore, already completed episodes of the soap will be pushed back by one day, the network said. Reagan’s funeral is scheduled to begin at precisely 2:00 PM, EST and is expected to conclude by approximately 3:30 PM, EST.

With “General Hospital” not airing an original episode tomorrow, fans will now have to wait until at least Monday, March 14 to find out the contents of Helena Cassadine’s will, which was to be read as part of Cliffhanger Friday.

Reagan, who was 94 at the time of her death on Sunday, March 6, died of congestive heart failure.

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