Coronation Street will be screened six nights a week
'Coronation Street' is set to be screened six nights a week.
ITV have announced the longstanding show will run for an extra episode, which will see the cobbled streets of Weatherfield's set based in Trafford, Greater Manchester, expand, according to the Guardian's website.
A spokesperson from the channel has admitted the plans for the British soap will bring "a new and exciting dimension" and space for a "further filming zone".
Meanwhile, the broadcaster's director of television Kevin Lygo has revealed the programme's rejuvenation is something he has longed for since he was assigned his role earlier this year.
Speaking about the modifications to the hit British soap, which previously ran for two nights a week in the 80s, he said: "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.
"The soaps are the cornerstone of the ITV schedule, and 'Coronation Street' continues to produce some of the finest drama and comedy on television. It is a hugely important part of what has defined ITV throughout its history, and I want it to continue to be right at the heart of what ITV defines in years to come.
"As a viewer I have watched the soap as it has continued to evolve, entertain, and grip the nation with fantastic storylines and this move will be the next exciting chapter in 'Corrie's' story."
'Coronation Street', which was created in 1960, relocated to its Trafford site three years ago after Granada Studios was sold for redevelopment.
However, the exact date of the additional broadcast has yet to be confirmed for the sixth weekly broadcast, although it is rumoured the scheduling manoeuvre will begin to take effect at the end of next year.