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Due to ABC News coverage of the House Select Committee’s public hearings on the January 6th Capitol Assault on Thursday, June 16, “General Hospital” did not air. As a result, the regularly scheduled episode of the daytime drama series will now air on Friday, June 17, which shifts episodes by a day for the foreseeable future, including the now two-time delayed special standalone episode which celebrates the show’s 15,000th episode.

Originally scheduled to air on Friday, June 17 before being pushed back due to coverage of the Uvalde shooting last month in Texas, the episode was rescheduled to air on Monday, June 20. However, considering the next scheduled public hearing is set to take place on Tuesday, June 21 it’s likely that the episode will air on Wednesday, June 22 instead. Soap Opera Network will continue monitoring the situation for any scheduling updates as they become available.

In an episode description released by the network for the 15,000th show, the town of Port Charles comes together when an unknown political force takes aim at beloved Mayor Laura Collins (Genie Francis). On the day of the taping, actor Jeff Kober was spotted in a cast photo which immediately had fans wondering if they could expect to see the return of Cyrus Renault, Laura’s brother, in Port Charles. Kober most recently appeared on the soap in December 2021 as the notorious drug runner who had numerous enemies in town, including Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard).

“It’ll be happy, sad, dark, scary, fun, thrilling [and] exciting, but most importantly it has almost every single cast member in it,” teased executive producer, Frank Valentini, of what viewers can expect during an interview with ABC7 (KABC) entertainment reporter George Pennacchio, who was on set for the taping.

Another hearing by the House Select Committee is set for Thursday, June 23, and could cause additional preemptions for the series. The first hearing, aired in primetime, garnered an estimated 20 million viewers across 12 networks on Thursday, June 9.

Note: The post ‘General Hospital’ Preemption Shifts Episodes appeared first on the Soap Opera Network website.

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