Thursday, 17 August 2017

CBC to air six episodes of Corrie weekly in Canada

As we know, ITV is going to be airing 6 episodes of Coronation Street and Canadians have been wondering if CBC would keep pace. Wonder no longer, Canucks. CBC today has announced that as of September 18, it will air Corrie six times a week, adding a second episode on Monday nights.

Now, there's a bit of confusion as to whether we will be caught up completely or not because earlier in the year we heard that the UK will be airing the sixth episode starting later this fall but in a recent releast, Producer Kate Oates said that it won't be until spring.

If it isn't going to be until spring, CBC would end up catching up so that there would be no delay or not much more than one episode delay on par with the UK broadcasts. (CBC is currently showing episodes 2 weeks behind the UK.) I can't really see that, can you? It seems too good to be true. Perhaps the correct rumour is the one about the autumn start to ITV's sixth episode. We'll keep Canadians up to date as we hear the news.

Edited to add: CBC replied to my tweet indicating that they will keep the 2 week delay due to distribution timelines. That says to me that ITV will start airing 6 episodes a week around the same time in September. I wonder if Ms. Oates' interview wasn't misconstrued with that major storyline she was talking about that will be aired next year. I guess we'll know closer to the date.

Here's CBC's press release: 

Beginning September 18, CBC brings you 6 episodes of Corrie every week, with a brand-new episode Mondays at 7 (7:30 NT).

Here's your new Corrie weeknight schedule: Mondays at 7 & 7:30 pm (7:30 & 8 NT), Tuesdays to Fridays at 7:30 (8 NT).

The Sunday morning omnibus of the week's episodes airs 8:00-11:00 a.m. (8:30-11:30 a.m. NT) beginning September 24.

You can keep up with the news on their Facebook page, Coronation Street on CBC.
Follow Corrie in the Canadian timeline on the Bluenose Corrie Blog (no spoilers).



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3 comments:

popcorn said...

Hooray!

Rebecca said...

Yay! I always hated years ago when we were 6 months behind!

C in Canada said...

Yay! I wish we were right caught up with the UK timeline but I'll take it anyway!

Thanks for the news, please keep us posted!

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