Today’s chaos in the Capitol is having an impact on network primetime schedules.
ABC is moving three episodes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire out of the schedule to make room for a three-hour special ABC News report.
The Disney-owned network was set to air three celebrity editions of the classic gameshow, featuring the likes of Amanda Peet, Zachary Quinto, Karamo Brown and Ray Romano, but this has now been replaced by news coverage headlined by Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos World News Tonight Anchor and Managing Editor David Muir.
The news special will air between 8pm-11pm ET. For PT and MT zones, Shark Tank repeats will air from 8pm – 11pm, while in LA, KABC will air Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune between 8pm and 9pm.
The network has been providing wall-to-wall coverage of today’s events, which saw a mob break into the Capitol and disrupt the congressional joint session certifying the Electoral College votes since after 2pm ET.
Elsewhere, CBS, Fox and NBC are in conversations with their news division as to plans for primetime this evening. We’ll update as news comes in.
Fox has the second episode of The Masked Dancer and the premiere of Name That Tune and NBC has new episodes of Chicago Med and Chicago Fire, while CBS had scheduled repeats of Young Sheldon, The Neighborhood, Seal Team and S.W.A.T.
CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert is going live this evening to cover today’s events. Original guests were set to be Samantha Bee and Normal People’s Paul Mescal. Again, we’ll update as we get it.
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