Friday, June 08, 2007

Scheduling Update

Corrie is scheduled to return to the evening broadcast starting Tuesday, June 12th. According to this schedule, it will be a double episode. The rest of the week will broadcast one episode per night.

It looks like, regardless of the outcome or number of games played during the playoffs, Corrie was always scheduled to return on that date. And the double episodes during the summer was simply a one-off due to the management lockout of CBC unionised employees. It's a shame that the double episode thing didn't become an annual tradition because it wouldn't be a bad way to gradually catch up with the UK broadcasts.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hurray! The long wait is almost over! (of course, the DTs have stopped now, but it's still a relief)

Michigander Fan

Pamer said...

i think we just have to resign rselves to the fact that we shall never catch up to the Brit schedule...sad but true.

Anonymous said...

The double-episode summer run wasn't just a strike thing, as CBC had also done it the summer before the strike. The month of June, if I recall correctly.

Is there a reason that CBC is 9-months or so behind ITV? Are the episodes cheaper for CBC if they are aired at a much later date?

If not, then shouldn't we plan some sort of email campaign towards the end of 2007 to urge CBC to do a double-episode run during the summer of 2008.

Skeezix

John said...

I don't expect we'll ever be right up to date with them but I'd like to see within a month or two of the original broadcast.

It is actually a lot better than it used to be in as much as CBC is careful to announce its schedule changes and makes sure no episodes get skipped.

I think there are a few reasons why we are so far behind. The show used to be completely pre-empted for special events like the Stanley Cup and the Olympics. The show also increased the number of broadcasts per week in the UK but we never followed suit until we went to 5 nights a week.

The lockout did manage to move us up just under another month and I don't how long it would take to get us completely caught up if the CBC ran nothing but double episodes all the time.

But, as I say, it's better than it used to be.