Television-philes might find themselves at odds Wednesday night, as major networks will be broadcasting President Obama as he gives an address outlining his strategy against the Islamic militant group, ISIS, at 9 p.m. EST. Fans of shows that usually air at 9 p.m. on Wednesdays could find themselves asking how they can watch shows like Hell's Kitchen and America's Got Talent. The answer is, for the most part, "you can't," but there are a few ways around it. But, of course, watching a presidential address is never a waste of time. You can pay attention to national politics Wednesday night, and then watch your shows the next day on Hulu.
In fact, America's Got Talent will be available on Hulu on Thursday morning, as it often is — so if you're dying to discover who succeeds and who fails, you'll have to get a night of shut-eye before finding out. Fans of Modern Family won't have to worry, as TV Guide's listings show that Wednesday night's episode will be a re-run.
Hell's Kitchen fans will be relieved to know that they can watch Hell's Kitchen's Season premiere Parts 1 and 2, as the episodes will bookend President Obama's address. Part 2 will air again on Thursday night.
But let's be honest: As much as you're probably upset about missing your shows, you should be able to exercise a day's worth of patience given the urgency of what's airing. Obama may very well be releasing plans regarding ISIS — and given the state of what's been going on lately (let alone how two journalists have been beheaded in excruciating videos) — that is far, far, far more pressing than whatever was supposed to be on television. And remember, if you're that stressed out: Hulu on Thursday.