PREEMPTION ALERT: B&B and Y&R Won’t Air Thursday and Friday

CBS sister soaps see preemptions this week. Photo courtesy of Soaps In Depth, Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images.

An annual basketball tournament will override airings of Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless on CBS later this week.

Mad March Interruptions

B&B and Y&R won’t be seen on CBS Thursday, March 16th, and Friday, March 17th due to the network’s covering of the annual NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.

“Every year, the CBS soaps are preempted for the college basketball tournament, so viewers should brace themselves for some big cliffhangers on Wednesday, before the action picks up on Monday, March 20th!” reported Soaps In Depth.

On the Bright Side

Because these preemptions occur each year, the shows have planned episodes accordingly. That means we fans won’t experience disorienting gaps in episode continuity or airing of episodes at different times. These can wreak havoc on DVR recordings, not to mention viewers’ full understanding of the daytime drama we love!

Also, a little break can be a good thing, in some ways. It gives us a chance to catch up on episodes we may be behind on, and it makes it all the more exciting when we rejoin our soap families upon the shows airing again.

There’s certainly a lot of CBS drama to wrap our heads around these days. On B&B Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Liam (Scott Clifton) are set to tie the knot in Australia, while Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) and Quinn’s (Rena Sofer) could blow wide open any day.

Meanwhile, on Y&R, Ravi (Abhi Sinha) and Ashley (Eileen Davidson) have been making googly eyes at each other, while Cane (Daniel Goddard) and Lily (Christel Khalil) are embroiled in personal and professional dramas of their own.

Give us your input in the comment section below. Check back with Soap Cities for more B&B and Y&R spoilers, recaps, news, and fun! Follow us on Twitter at @soapcities, on Instagram at @soapcities, and come chat with us in our Facebook group. Catch “Bold and the Beautiful” and “The Young and the Restless” weekdays on CBS.

Akbi Khan has been watching and loving soap operas for 31 years and writing about them for the last four. She also loves sitcoms; musicals; laughter; going dancing; spending time with family and friends; fighting for animal rights, ethical environmental stewardship, civil liberties preservation, and LGBTQ rights; and evolving along a spiritual path. She has a Master’s in rhetoric and composition. Akbi is 39 years old and lives in Ellicott City, Maryland.

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