Channel Seven will screen the two-part documentary Such is Life: The Troubled Times of Ben Cousins this month on Wednesday August 25 and Thursday August 26 at 8.30pm.
City Homicide moves to 9.30pm, for one week only on August 25.
“This is a truly compelling and courageous story of an elite athlete whose determination to overcome his challenges will inspire and provide hope to others,” said Seven’s Melbourne general manager Lewis Martin.
Martin had previously said the show would air before the AFL finals.
The Mushroom Pictures documentary has attracted considerable media criticism including from the AFL, unhappy with the way it has been promoted.
The project is executive produced by Michael Gudinski and Ben Cousins and directed by Paul Goldman.