“Take 5 with Zan Rowe” will premiere on ABC TV and ABC iView on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
The program is already an award-winning Double J radio show and podcast, and will be brought to screens by executive producer Nikita Agzarian, series producer Josh Schmidt and the ABC Production team.
The TV show will span five episodes. Each week a guest will delve into intimate moments in their lives as they share five songs they love and explore their connection to the curated soundtrack of their lives.
Episode 1 will have acclaimed Australian actor Guy Pearce, who will explore the impact of losing his father at a young age.
Episode 2, on Sept. 27, features musician Keith Urban, sharing his unexpected passion for electronic music and the story of finding himself at rock bottom with nothing to lose.
Next up is musician Missy Higgins, which the ABC said will be “an extraordinary interview you won’t forget”.
From there, it’s sports presenter and Logie winner Tony Armstrong, who will share life lessons and the highs and extreme lows of his AFL career.
The show will round out with Tori Amos, who will explore her fight to be heard as a woman in music, the endemic nature of sexual assault and how the fight continues.
The ABC and Rowe said to expect intimate, revelation-fuelled conversations that cast well-known people in a whole new light.
“Music, just like smell or taste, is a sensory memory,” Rowe added.
“We’ve all had those experiences where we hear a song and we’re transported back to an exact moment in our life.”