ITV announced yesterday (29th June) that they plan to broadcast a sixth weekly episode of Coronation Street.
The announcement was made to the press and in a tweet from the official ITVCorrie twitter account which just said,
'EXCITING NEWS! CORRIE IS NOW GOING TO BE ON 6 TIMES A WEEK!'
In a statement ITV’s Director of Television, Kevin Lygo, said the news reflects the broadcaster's commitment to high quality soaps for a loyal audience,
"I am a life-long fan of Coronation Street and one of the first things I wanted to explore when I became Director of Television was taking the production to six episodes a week," he said.
The additional episode will allow the soap to expand the number of characters and storylines.
John Whiston, who oversees Coronation Street and Emmerdale said,
“From a creative perspective this is an extremely exciting development for the production team, writers, cast and crew who work on our globally renowned soap drama.”