Nothing to do with the usual schedule shuffle that happens during the NHL playoffs, but there is a report in the Canadian Press that our favourite show is getting a new timeslot on CBC.
It doesn’t say when this will all happen but the plan is supposedly to start the local supper hours news shows at 5:00pm where they would now run for 90 minutes. Coronation Street would air at 6:30pm, followed by Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy at 7:00pm.
This hasn’t been officially confirmed by CBC yet so take it with a grain of salt. I PVR Corrie so timeslots don’t mean too much to me but on the face of it, I like it. More local news is always welcome and I think there is a kind of scheduling sense in taking three of the CBC’s biggest revenue generators (Corrie and those two game shows) and grouping them all together in one block. As odd as it may seem for our public broadcaster to run American game shows, they do make money.
But how the CBC plans to expand their local news while at the same time cutting 800 jobs is a bit of a mystery to me.