Is General Hospital new today? (Oct. 13, 2022)

GENERAL HOSPITAL - ABC's "General Hospital" stars Kelly Monaco as Sam McCall. (ABC/Craig Sjodin)
GENERAL HOSPITAL - ABC's "General Hospital" stars Kelly Monaco as Sam McCall. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) /

Those tuning into ABC this afternoon expecting a new episode of General Hospital might be in for an unexpected surprise due to a last-minute programming change.

Upon turning on your TVs this afternoon to catch a new episode of General Hospital, you’re likely to be greeted by ABC News programming which might have you wondering what exactly this means for General Hospital. 

With ABC News breaking into the show’s normal programming slot, should those on the East Coast simply expect to have to watch the episode online via Hulu or has the news coverage resulted in the episode being pulled entirely?

Is General Hospital on today? (Oct. 13, 2022)

While ABC did plan to air a new episode of General Hospital today, the episode has been preempted by ABC to make room for special ABC News coverage. Shortly before today’s scheduled broadcast of General Hospital, ABC confirmed the episode originally slated to air this afternoon has been pulled and will not air as originally planned.

Due to ongoing news coverage connected to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol news coverage, ABC has announced it will not be airing a new episode of General Hospital this afternoon. Instead, the episode will be preempted and aired on Friday, Oct. 14 instead.

It’s not uncommon for ABC to pre-empt an hour of daytime programming when a timely news story occurs. And the good news is that fans across the US will all be able to enjoy the episode in its entirety on Friday.

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Are you disappointed that you won’t be able to enjoy a new episode of GH this Thursday on ABC?