BIG news for Coronation Street fans as soap returns to 6 episodes a week

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Embargo: 00.01 Thursday 3rd September 2020 Coronation Street RETURN TO SIX EPISODES It’s full steam ahead in Weatherfield this autumn as Coronation Street returns to six episodes a week in the run up to the show’s 60th anniversary. From Monday 14th September viewers will once more be able to catch up with all the drama on the cobbles in a double bill of episodes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In the coming months the drama will amplify as we rocket towards Coronation Street’s 60th anniversary on December 9th. Picture contact This photograph is (C) ITV Plc and can only be reproduced for editorial purposes directly in connection with the programme or event mentioned above, or ITV plc. Once made available by ITV plc Picture Desk, this photograph can be reproduced once only up until the transmission [TX] date and no reproduction fee will be charged. Any subsequent usage may incur a fee. This photograph must not be manipulated [excluding basic cropping] in a manner which alters the visual appearance of the person photographed deemed detrimental or inappropriate by ITV plc Picture Desk. This photograph must not be syndicated to any other company, publication or website, or permanently archived, without the express written permission of ITV Picture Desk. Full Terms and conditions are available on (Image credit: Andrew Boyce)

It's all change at Coronation Street...

There's good news for Coronation Street fans because the soap will be resuming its usual 6 episodes a week schedule very soon.

They say good things come to those who wait, and soap fans have certainly been waiting patiently over the last few months as scheduling for their favourite shows was thrown into chaos thanks to the country going into lockdown.

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Shona and David will spend autumn getting their relationship back on track (Picture: ITV)

But the wait is finally over, and on Monday 14th September, Coronation Street will return to airing its traditional six episodes a week.

Like before lockdown, there will be a double episode on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.

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With the 60th anniversary of Coronation Street in December, the return of six episodes a week couldn't have come at a more fitting time.

As the soap gears up for the birthday celebrations, residents of Weatherfield will be caught up in some huge storylines this autumn.

Abi and Debbie

There is a feud brewing between Abi and Debbie (Picture: ITV)

Not only will Shona and David be seen fighting to put their marriage back together, but a huge feud is set to erupt between the women in Kevin's life - Abi and Debbie.

Also, Daniel is in a spin about his growing connection to sex worker, Nicky, while Peter's involvement with Abi brings drama to his own relationship with Carla.

Coronation Street fans will already know that Natasha Blakeman is returning to the cobbles to bring drama for Nick, but this blast from the past couldn't have come at a worse time.

While confronted with his ex, Nick is also fighting to support Leanne as she battles to do everything she can for her poorly son, Oliver.

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Leanne and Steve are facing a heartbreaking autumn (Picture: ITV)

Natasha isn't the only familiar face returning to the cobbles, because Todd Grimshaw is also set to cause chaos for Eileen, Paul and Billy.

Speaking of the soap's return to six episodes, Coronation Street producer Iain MacLeod said: "The amount of work that has gone into keeping Coronation Street on the air, and getting it back to six episodes a week, has been staggering.

"I am so proud of the tireless efforts of everyone behind the scenes and onscreen. We have been energised and motivated by the nearly 60 years of heritage behind the show, and the massively important place it still holds in the Nation’s hearts.

Coronation Street new Todd Grimshaw with Billie and Eileen

Todd's return is set to cause trouble for Eileen and Billy (Picture: ITV)

"Throughout lockdown and beyond, the regular instalments of Britain’s best-loved soap have taken on even greater significance, giving viewers a beacon of familiarity and normality amid the craziest of times.

"It is often said that our characters are like members of the viewers’ extended families. And at a time when many people couldn’t see their loved ones in real life, their fictional friends on the cobbles became even more essential, as the audience escaped in half-hour bursts into the wonderful world of Weatherfield."

Until Monday 14th September Coronation Street will air a reduced schedule of three episodes a week.

Watch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7.30pm on ITV - see our TV guide for full listings. 

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.