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How to watch Trump and Biden's dueling town halls

President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden will face off Thursday night — sort of.

After Trump refused to participate in Thursday night's scheduled presidential debate, which was going to be held virtually, Biden arranged his own town hall event with ABC News. Trump later set up his own with NBC News, both scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. EDT.

Biden will face questions from George Stephanopoulos on ABC News, and the event will also air on ABC's smart TV app and website. YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling, Facebook, and Twitter will also carry the town hall. Trump's event with Savannah Guthrie will air on NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC News' website, and NBC's smart TV apps. It'll be available to watch after it ends via NBC's streaming service Peacock. Biden's event is expected to run from 8 to 9:30 p.m., while Trump's will only run until 9 p.m.

As Thursday's debate was scheduled to be a question and answer session with undecided voters, Biden and Trump are expected to follow that format. NBC has come under criticism from some of its biggest current and former stars for scheduling Trump's town hall at the same time as Biden's.