New on TV today: Thursday 5 November

Written by Shows Editor from the blog New Shows and Seasons on 05 Nov 2020
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The Misery Index

Channel: M-Net (DStv 101)
TX Time: 16h30
Genre: Game Show, Comedy

The Misery Index

Inspired by the card game Sh*t Happens, The Misery Index is the only game show where contestants can make a fortune out of other people's misfortune.

Jameela Jamil stars as the show's host with The Tenderloins comedy troupe and stars of Impractical Jokers - Brian "Q" Quinn, James "Murr" Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano - starring as recurring panelists.

The game features two teams, each consisting of one contestant and two Tenderloins.

Teams will compete in a game of stakes ranking hysterically miserable real-life experiences - from getting stuck overnight in an elevator to walking in on your grandparents having sex - on a scale of 1-100 based on the Misery Index, a ranking system created by a team of therapists.

Tanked 8

Channel: Real Time (DStv 155)
TX Time: 12h45
Genre: Reality, Wildlife

Tanked 8

Following the antics of two brothers-in-law as they run the largest aquarium manufacturing company in the USA, Tanked dunks you into the high-decibel, family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM).

Led by business partners, best friends and constant rivals Wayde King and Brett Raymer, their 13,000 square foot facility located in Las Vegas builds some of the most outrageous, larger than life and one of a kind tanks for some of the most striking fish and clients around.

In the Season 8 premiere, "Keyshia Cole's Dream Tank": R&B singer Keyshia Cole is literally dreaming of a beautiful saltwater aquarium in her home.

Luckily for ATM, her social media followers led her to them.

Chaos in Court

Channel: Investigation Discovery (DStv 171 / StarSat 223)
TX Time: 21h00
Genre: True Crime, Clip Show

Chaos in Court

Eexamines clips of dramatic, unexpected and cathartic courtroom moments.

Each episode brings the backstories of the crimes and legal proceedings to the forefront with analysis from a diverse panel of experts including judges, defence attorneys, prosecutors and criminal psychologists.

Featured within each episode are interviews with defendants, family members and others who witnessed the action to help bring dramatic courtroom moments to life - as well as the emotional realities of what happens when the ultimate stakes are on trial.

In the series premiere, "Predators Among Us": Larry Nassar is attacked by an angry parent; a gang member, a snitch and the FBI collide; and a defendant curses out a judge.

Also, a murderer taunts the mother of two teenage sons; a perp sings for a lenient sentence; and a prisoner meets his baby in the courtroom.

Top Gear 29

Channel: BBC Brit (DStv 120)
TX Time: 20h00
Genre: Motoring, Comedy

Top Gear 29

Freddie Flintoff, Chris Harris and Paddy McGuinness go bigger than ever before as they test new cars, old cars and their own physical endurance to the very limit.

This time around, they'll be tackling a giant Wall of Death in old insurance write-offs, downhill skiing in holiday hire cars, unveiling a go-anywhere fully electric powered ice cream van for the twenty-first century, and attempting to survive 24 hours in their cars.

In Bolton.

All topped off with Top Gear's traditional condiments – exotic supercars, fast laps and The Stig – and brought to you from the show's new studio set-up: a drive-in studio on the Top Gear test track.


Channels in this post: M-Net, Real Time, Investigation Discovery, BBC Brit


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