Why isn't Coronation Street on tonight and when is it back?

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Why isn't Coronation Street on tonight and when is it back on air?

Fans of ITV soaps will be left wondering 'why isn't Coronation Street on tonight?' as changes to its schedule mess up plans for millions of viewers.

It comes after soap fans wondered why isn't EastEnders on? last night.

Prior to its first cancellation of 2022 for the third round of the 2021/22 FA Cup, Coronation Street was last cancelled in 2021 when ITV broadcasted the delayed Euros 2020 games and before that when it was announced Prince Philip had died last year and now the soap is set to have another shake-up.

So when will the Weatherfield soap next be on?

Why isn't Coronation Street on tonight?

ITV is broadcasting the Live FA cup match between Liverpool and Norwich City and as a result, it has shaken up its TV schedules, removing Coronation Street from its usual Wednesday night at 7.30pm time slot.

The ITV1 soap, which usually airs on Mondays and Wednesdays 7.30pm and 8.30pm with an hour-long episode at 7.30pm on Fridays on ITV, won't be on tonight (Wednesday 2nd March).

Instead, the Liverpool v Norwich City match will be aired 7.30pm-10.30pm with kick-off starting at 7.55pm.

But if you're wondering where the extra episode will be, well Corrie was on Monday (28th February), when the extra 30 minute episode was aired.

If you missed any episodes they are available to watch on ITV Hub.

Coronation Street filming was affected early last year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic that put a temporary halt to the show being made.

And the schedule is also set to be disrupted in March. Coronation Street tweeted, "Coming This March: Hour long Coronation Street episodes at 8pm on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays! Find out more: https://link.itv.com/CorrieScheduleChange_TW… #Corrie @itv @WeAreSTV@emmerdale"

As Coronation Street makes the move to three one-hour long episodes at 8pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Emmerdale rises into the 7.30pm slot every weekday. ITV explained, "We’re here to make sure your favourite soaps light up ITV’s  brand new early evening schedule every, single, week."

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Is Coronation Street on tonight and when is it next on TV?

Coronation Street is normally aired on Wednesdays but tonight's episode has been cancelled and the soap will be next on TV on Friday, 4th March at 8pm - and it will be a double episode night.

The ITV soap isn't normally aired on Tuesdays or Thursday's but this week it had a double episode slot on Monday night to make up for tonight's cancelled new episode.

But don't worry if you miss it, you will be able to keep up with the ever-developing storyline as they can all be screened like a weekly boxset on the ITV Hub whenever you like.

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Why was Corrie cancelled tonight?

Corrie has been cancelled tonight so that ITV bosses can air the Liverpool v Norwich City match.

But one fan is concerned about the upcoming changes to schedules in March. He tweeted, "Lets hope @ITV DONT RUIN THIS NEW TIME SLOT by allowing football to be screened anytime on a Monday Wednesday or Friday from 8pm coronation Street is an institution with a massive following & deserves its place Let’s hope ITV consider @ITV2 @ITV3 @ITV4 FOR FOOTBALL & OTHER SPORTS"

But another fan disagreed, "Miles better I might be able to watch it now, was on far too much before you can't keep up with it."

How can I watch missed Coronation Street episodes?

Fans of the ITV1 soap can catch up with any missed episodes by streaming them on the ITV Hub.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.