Thursday, June 9, 2011

Five hours a week

no spoilers were used in the preparation of this post

I'm sure many of you have already heard the good news but, just in case, here it is in a nutshell: CBC has announced their 2011 fall TV schedule and it includes five hours of Coronation Street each week. Not since the halcyon days of the unfortunate CBC lockout (Was that when Peter Mansbridge grew his Zach Galifianakis beard? - ed), have faithful Corrie watchers been rewarded with such a cornucopia of viewing delights (get on with it! -ed).

As far as I can tell, the fall schedule will see Coronation Street run each week night from 6.30pm to 7.30pm followed by Jeopardy ("I'll take Terry Duckworth scams for $400, Alex"). On weekends, the omnibus edition is scheduled to run on Sundays from 7.30am until 12 noon. You better shut the door, pull down the window shades and put the kettle on -- because it doesn't get any better than this.

Please note that all times are Eastern so please check local listings for correct info in your viewing area. Why the change? I don't know but the CBC website says: "On weekdays, there will be a treat for Coronation Street fans — with CBC committing to double episodes of the long-running British soap opera beginning in September.The double episodes will allow the Canadian show to catch up with the Coronation Street story as it airs in Britain."

Only in Canada you say?

Kudos to John and colleagues at the delightful Corrie Canuck for sharing the good news yesterday.

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