The Shit Happens® Game Inspires New TBS Comedy Game Show: Misery Index

PLANO, TX – October 10th – The Games Adults Play™ outrageously hilarious card game, Shit Happens®, has sparked the fuse for a brand-new comedy game show, Misery Index. This new TBS series will be led by the stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, to find humor ranking life’s misfortunes.

The Shit Happens collection has been bringing people together through mutual shock and awe of terribly-unfortunate scenarios since its Kickstarter in 2016. Created by former SNL writer, Andy Breckman, the game entails 200 shitty situation cards ranked from 0-100 according to The Misery Index. What’s worse? Stepping in dog shit or finding half a dead hooker in your bed? The player who most accurately guesses, keeps the card.

Inspired by Shit Happens, TBS is adding 10 episodes of the half-hour comedy, Misery Index, to its lineup of unscripted programs. The creators and stars of truTV’s Impractical Jokers, Brian “Q” Quinn, James “Murr” Murray, Joe Gatto and Sal Vulcano, will serve as recurring panelists. Collectively known as The Tenderloins, these experts in humiliation will team up with civilian players to compete for the weekly cash prize.

Misery Index will feature two teams of three, each consisting of one civilian player and two Tenderloin teammates. Teams will compete against each other by attempting to determine the ranking of hilarious and miserable real-life events, based on the Shit Happens cards.

Misery Index is developed by comedy writer Andy Breckman, the creator and executive producer of the Emmy® Award-winning series Monk, along with Ben & Dan Newmark of Grandma’s House Entertainment. The series is executive produced by Breckman, the Newmarks, Howard Klein of 3 Arts Entertainment, and Rob Anderson, who will serve as showrunner.

The wildly popular Shit Happens collection has grown to encompass several expansion packs, Too Shitty for Work®, 50 Shades of Shit®, Full of Shit® and Little Shits®.  They are available at all major retailers.

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Games Adults Play™ is a new collection of adult party games geared for players 18 and up. This line offers a fun experience for adults to spice up their game night. These exciting games include Tossed Salad®, a charades-like game that will leave guests in stitches; Sip It®, the drinking game where players perform ridiculous antics, FRIEND OR FAUX®, a game of ridiculously revealing questions, and the smash hit Shit Happens®. For more information, please visit