Higgins will join a big line-up of guests on Hills' last show (8.30pm Wednesday, ABC1) alongside Shane Howard, Dan Sultan, Bart Willoughby, Blue King Brown and international visitor Yusaf Islam (aka Cat Stevens).
Tom Waits makes a return to the Late Show With David Letterman (11.30pm weeknights on Ten) on Wednesday night (according to schedulkes at the time of writing) while Jack White returns to his favourite TV haunt The Colbert Report (6.30pm weeknights, Comedy Channel) on Friday.
On Gem's Conan (11.30pm or thereabouts Wednesday through Saturday evenings), Ben Kweller performs on Friday while Jack Black sits at the desk with Conan the following night.
Next weekend, M83 is guest programmer on Saturday night's rage - Bush's Gavin Rossdale is locked down for the week after.
This week's new sets include music from locals Northlane, Holy Holy and Eves The Behaviour plus music from Lamb Of God and Ducktails.