President Joe Biden will deliver his first primetime address this Thursday night, to discuss the nearly year-old coronavirus pandemic and the state of the vaccination rollout.
The live address will begin at 8 pm ET, and is expected to last about 30 minutes.
What regular scheduled primetime broadcast programs might be preempted as a result?
ABC — which has the long-awaited (and already once-delayed) returns of #TGIT dramas Station 19, Grey’s Anatomy and A Million Little Things on tap for this Thursday night — at this time is planning to stick with that plan. Its drama lineup will air in full, we are hearing, starting as soon as the address ends or pausing the three-hour block to squeeze it in.
FOX will do the same as ABC, sliding back its new episodes of Hell’s Kitchen, Call Me Kat and or Last Man Standing as needed.
Similarly, NBC will follow Biden’s COVID address with a fresh episode of Superstore, followed by a planned SVU rerun and then the Dateline special COVID One Year Later.
CBS has not yet gotten back to us with their coverage plans. Follow us on the Twitter or check back later for updates!