Daytime drama shows are making adjustments to their scheduling due to the Covid- 19 pandemic. The Young and the Restless is now airing new episodes only on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. They will have reruns of classic programming each Thursday and Friday. On Friday April 3, the CBS soap aired a repeat of Victor and Nikki’s first wedding. This process will continue for as long as the shelter in place continues. Coming up on Monday, April 6, Adam finally believes he has his dad right where he wants him. Victor’s youngest son seems to believe trying to play hard ball and be as ruthless as his father will gain him whatever he wants. Adam has actually told his dad that he is the child most like the family patriarch.
The coronavirus continues to impact the world of daytime television. The Covid-19 pandemic has forced the production to shut down, for the four remaining soap opera's and viewers need to know what is going on. General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, and The Bold and the Beautiful, all went on hiatus and have altered what viewers will see each weekday afternoon. Days of Our Lives, films episodes eight months in advance so there will be no interruptions in their programming. GH will have Flashback Friday, where older episodes are shown, and the CBS soaps will offer classic fan favorite shows on Thursday and Friday.
The coronavirus is one of the most dreadful things to hit this earth and is impacting people around the world. The loss of life and businesses shutting down. and soaring unemployment have impacted every person on the globe. With all due respect to each and every victim, and their loved ones, there is a positive side to this horrific pandemic. There has actually been an up swing in viewership of afternoon television programming because of those who are self isolating. According to TVline. sheltering in place is having an enormous effect on the four remaining daytime drama’s. Ratings have gone through the roof for the soaps and in the midst some scheduling adjustments have been made, so viewers need to be mindful.
Spoiler alerts from Soaps She Knows indicated that a lot of action is coming to Genoa City during the week of April 6-10. Please keep in mind that at some point if the shelter in place is not lifted, new episodes of The Young and the Restless will only be shown Monday-Wednesday with reruns on Thursday and Friday. No specific date has been given for when this will begin so viewers need to watch their local listings. Following is what is projected to take place in coming days, but could be preempted by coronavirus coverage.
Greg Rikaart. who portrays Kevin Fisher on The Young and the Restless announced on March 25 that he had tested positive for the coronavirus. The actor said at that time, that two weeks prior, everyone in his household had cold symptoms. He watched as his family members recovered and he happened to be the only one who did not.
The soap veteran spoke out on Instagram, at the time, saying his symptoms began with a slight cough and he was later diagnosed with pneumonia. He added that he is only 43, eats healthy, exercises regularly, does not smoke and only drink's occasionally. Rikaart says this has been the most difficult experience to deal with in his life. His testimony only proves that Covid-19 does not discriminate and that everyone is vulnerable to the virus.
There is breaking news for fans of The Young and the Restless, regarding upcoming scheduling. It looks like the CBS daytime drama is getting close to running out of new episodes. The popular Soap opera usually tapes four to six weeks ahead of time, but shut down production on March 17 because of the coronavirus. It was announced initially, that the hiatus would be for two weeks, but clearly that has changed and more time is necessary because of guidelines from, the White House. There is no need, however, for loyal fans to panic because the powers that be have a contingency plan for the action in Genoa City.