Now that the finals of MasterChef Australia are over, TVNZ advises that Coronation Street’s future placement in the TV One schedule has been decided.
The programme will run at 7.30pm on consecutive Thursdays and Fridays, starting next week.
The prime time placement on Thursdays and Fridays has been selected to allow flexibility of scheduling for the early part of the week, and foreshadows the introduction of predominantly NZ content on Tuesday nights when New Season material is launched in the New Year.
In the meantime Ellen will return to the 5pm slot, and the best of Intrepid Journeys will take the 7.30 Tuesday slot formerly occupied by Coronation Street.
Head of TV ONE and TV2, Jeff Latch says, “we always said we would retain an open mind about the best place for Coronation Street, and TVNZ is very happy to give fans some certainty about the show’s placement in the schedule.”
However Mr Latch warned that Coronation Street will be further interrupted in three week’s time when TVNZ must fulfil its obligations to broadcast the closing addresses for the general election and the final leaders’ debate.