Seven has now confirmed its miniseries Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted to You will screen on Mother’s Day at 8:30pm Sunday May 13.
That will see it take on Eurovision (ironic, given ONJ once performed in it for the UK) in primetime.
Depending on the precise timing that The Voice ends, it may also see star Delta Goodrem go head to head on dual networks. But probably not for long.
Goodrem stars as the Aussie icon who took on the world, plus Kate Jenkinson, Georgia Flood, Robyn Malcolm, Todd Lasance and George Xanthis.
A broadcast for Part 2 is yet to be confirmed.
Over five decades, she’s been the one that we want. From Seven and FremantleMedia Australia (FMA) comes Olivia Newton John: Hopelessly Devoted To You, spanning more than five decades of ONJ’s extraordinary life.
This two part biopic takes viewers on a rich and colourful ride charting Olivia’s astonishing personal life and trailblazing persona through one of the world’s toughest industries. Defying classification, her styles include pop, country and adult contemporary, selling an estimated 100 million records and making her one of the top-selling artists of all time.
“Our Livvy”, is many things to many people. But first and foremost she is a survivor.
8:30pm Sunday May 13 on Seven.