Fans of The Young and the Restless and Days of our Lives that rely on SOAPnet for their daily episode fix will need to adjust their viewing habits -- and their VCRs. The two soaps will begin airing at different times beginning next month.
Starting next month, The Young and the Restless
and Days of our Lives
will swap time slots -- again. It will mark the second time in six months that the show's have changed their primetime airings. The move comes as a direct response to viewer feedback, much of which had been strongly against the previous change.
"We are giving our viewers the schedule they seem to be asking for -- The Young and the Restless at 7PM and Days of our Lives at 11PM," a spokesperson for SOAPnet tells soap
Beginning September 4th, The Young and the Restless will air its same-day repeats at 7:00pm. Days of our Lives will move to Y&R's old timeslot of 11:00pm. If you're a viewer that watches the rebroadcasts in the late-night or early morning hours, you will also have to make some changes to your viewing habits.
The Young and the Restless will air early morning at 6:00am and late-night at 12:00am. Days of our Lives will air at 10:00am but the NBC soap will no longer have a late-night rebroadcast.
In other missing episode new for DAYS fans, until the conclusion of Night Shift's 13-week cycle on October 4th, Days of our Lives fans will have to forgo the Thursday night airing of their show. The show will not air at 11:00pm on Thursdays.
Back in April, SOAPnet, the Disney-owned 24-hour soap opera cable channel, debuted a new spring lineup. Among the changes was the shuffling of Days of our Lives
to the 7:00pm timeslot and The Young and the Restless
moving to later in the evening at 11:00pm. A SOAPnet spokesperson explained that the scheduling change "provide[d] a better program flow."
Just a reminder to viewers: soap
is not affiliated in any way with SOAPnet and we are therefore unable to make any changes to the channel's schedule.