Soaps Return After Impeachment Forced Multiple Days of Network Preemptions

The Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, The Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital
"The Young and the Restless", "Days of our Lives", "The Bold and the Beautiful", "General Hospital"
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With the second impeachment trial of Former President Donald Trump coming to a conclusion on Saturday, February 13, when the United States Senate voted 57-43 to not convict him on the single impeachment article (“incitement of insurrection”), soap fans will once again get the opportunity to watch original episodes of their favorite daytime dramas uninterrupted. A vote of 67 “yay” votes was required in order to convict the former president.

On Monday, February 15, all four daytime soap operas will be airing originals for the first time since impeachment trial proceedings began last week, leaving the broadcast networks to preempt “The Bold and the Beautiful,” “General Hospital” and “The Young and the Restless.” In the case of “Days of our Lives,” the soap aired in markets that program the soap at noon. As a result, fans could catch up via On Demand services including next day viewing via Hulu, Peacock or NBC.com.

With their return to originals, here’s what you can expect to see on each soap this week.

  • Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) is eager to regain the trust of both Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Brooke (Katherine Kelly Lang) by holding himself accountable for his past actions. Meanwhile, Hope (Annika Noelle) makes a difficult decision about her future with Liam (Scott Clifton).

  • Ciara (Victoria Konefal) gets a message to Ben (Robert Scott Wilson). Charlie (Mike Manning) urges Claire (Isabel Durant) to believe him. Lucas (Bryan Dattilo) and Allie (Lindsay Arnold) have a run-in with Charlie. Nicole (Arianne Zucker) pressures Rafe (Galen Gering) to allow Ava (Tamara Braun) to live with him. 

  • Jax (Ingo Rademacher) urges Joss (Eden McCoy) to live life to the fullest. Nina (Cynthia Watros) has second thoughts. Olivia (Lisa LoCicero) feels out of place. Sam (Kelly Monaco), Molly (Haley Pullos) and Kristina (Lexi Ainsworth) discuss Alexis (Nancy Lee Grahn). Lenny (Rif Hutton) proves an unlikely ally.

  • Jack (Peter Bergman) connects with Sally (Courtney Hope), Kyle (Michael Mealor) makes a confession to Summer (Hunter King), and Devon (Bryton James) and Amanda’s (Mishael Morgan) evening takes an unexpected turn.

“B&B” and “Y&R” air weekdays on CBS. “DAYS” airs weekdays on NBC. “GH” airs weekdays on ABC.