‘This Is Us’ and Other Shows Preempted for the State of the Union Address
If you were looking forward to settling in for a new episode of This Is Us tonight, get ready to be disappointed. The next installment of the popular NBC show has been delayed because of President Trump’s State of the Union address.
The episode of This Is Us originally scheduled to air tonight has been pushed back to February 12, which means fans eagerly anticipating the next installment of Pearson family drama will have to wait a little bit longer. And it’s not the only show that’s dealing with a schedule change due to Trump’s speech before Congress.
The new episode of NCIS is also delayed
The State of the Union broadcast starts at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT) and will be followed on most channels by the Democratic response to the speech. In addition to pushing back This Is Us, NBC will also delaying a new episode of New Amsterdam.
Fans of crime procedural NCIS will also have to wait until February 12 for a new episode. The show, which usually airs at 7 p.m., will be replaced with a rerun of the network’s new competition show, The World’s Best. NCIS: New Orleans and FBI have also been bumped.
ABC is delaying new episodes of Black-ish, Splitting Up Together, and The Rookie. On Fox, Lethal Weapon and The Gifted have been bumped for Trump.
New episodes of Ellen’s Game of Games and American Housewife will air
A handful of shows will be airing new episodes on Tuesday in advance of the State of the Union. NBC has a new installment of Ellen’s Game of Games, while ABC has new episodes of American Housewife and The Kids Are Alright.
The CW will air new episodes of The Flash and Roswell, New Mexico instead of the president’s address to Congress.
On cable, you can catch a new episode of Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath on A&E, Lone Star Law on Animal Planet, Below Deck on Bravo, and American Soul on BET. Garage Rehab and Bad Chad Customs air on Discovery, Chopped is on the Food Network, Windy City Rehab is on HGTV, and Married at First Sight is on Lifetime.
How to watch the State of the Union
Trump’s State of the Union speech was originally scheduled for January 29 but was delayed because of the government shutdown. The rescheduled speech will air live on the major networks (NBC, ABC, CBS, and Fox), PBS, C-SPAN, and cable news channels like CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Fusion, and BBC World. Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will deliver the Democratic rebuttal after the speech.
A Spanish broadcast will air on Univision, CNN en Español, and Telemundo. It will be followed by a Spanish-language rebuttal from California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
You can stream the State of the Union via the White House’s YouTube channel. PBS NewsHour will also be streaming the speech via YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, and most other networks will also offer streaming via their apps and websites.
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