The Impractical Jokers are getting a promotion?
The guys who star in truTV’s most popular series will host a brand-new game show for sister “superstation” TBS. Misery Index, a new unscripted series inspired by the outrageously entertaining card game Sh*t Happens, will feature Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano from The Tenderloins and Impractical Jokers.
The game will feature two teams — each consisting of one contestant and two Tenderloins. Teams will compete against each other by attempting to determine the ranking of hilarious and miserable real-life events — from getting fired to accidentally sexting your grandfather — on a scale of 1-100.
Misery Index is developed by comedy writer Andy Breckman (Monk), along with Ben & Dan Newmark of Grandma’s House Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Breckman, the Newmarks, Adam Bold of Grandma’s House Entertainment, Howard Klein of 3 Arts Entertainment, and Rob Anderson, who will serve as showrunner.
“Andy Breckman and the Newmarks have hilariously gamified embarrassment, humiliation and total misery” said Michael Bloom, senior vice president
The network is adding 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy to its successful lineup of unscripted programs including Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild and Drop the Mic, the top two new unscripted cable comedies of 2017.