Following the end of Benidorm last year ITV have now confirmed the axing of Birds of a Feather and Bad Move, meaning for the first time in it's history there are no plans for any sitcoms on the main ITV channel this year.
Not to worry though - ITV's exec Kevin Lygo says "Audiences can get their fix of character-based comedy from Coronation Street."
A real shame IMO - especially Bad Move which I thought was quietly beginning to establish itself and for me offered a bit of a hidden gem with their Christmas special. "Quiet" and "hidden" aren't what ITV need though.
The promise of sitcoms regularly at 8.30pm on Thursdays never materialised much further than Birds of a Feather. It's a shame they don't see the comedy in Corrie as motivation to try more in the filler slot on Wednesdays rather than an excuse to ditch it completely.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.