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TOUGH A scene from the show. Enduring physical and mental pain

AXN welcomes all aboard the new manor of high impact adrenaline, thrills and chaos in its brand new show, Estate of Panic, which premieres on December 16 at 10 pm. The show invites seven strangers to find millions of dollars hidden in a large stately home, The Estate.

Each week, the unsuspecting participants go through three new challenges that test the physical endurance as the mental duress increase manifold.

The instructions are simple — retrieve as much money as possible and don’t panic in the face of danger. Challenges include The Shrinking Room, where contestants scramble to find cash hidden in furniture as the ceiling lowers and Gopher Holes, requiring contestants to crawlthrough underground tunnels.

Starting this Wednesday, the show kickstarts in a garden surrounded with charged electric wires. The charge increases in intensity with time.

The contestants are supposed to complete the given tasks without any socks or shoes on. They are also locked in a study constructed to have its walls and ceiling close in, crushing furniture as the space in the room grows smaller.

Then there are the psychological challenges. The contestants push themselves, in terrifying circumstances, to the limit subduing their nerves and overcoming their fears, all to ensure they are the last one standing.

Meeting point

Wild Russia:Kamchatka opens your eyes to Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, whose dramatic landscapes and amazing animals are sure to leave you spellbound.  The peninsula of Kamchatka in Russia’s Far East is a dramatic landscape, where fire and ice meet.

Lava-spitting volcanoes reign here in a dramatic cycle of creation and destruction. With one of the highest levels of geothermic activity in the world, over 29 active volcanoes sit amidst scores of extinct and dormant cones. Brown bears wait for salmon-spawning season to eat their fill of the protein rich fish.

Sea eagles and golden eagles fight for access to ice-holes to fish. These magnificent animals are somehow able to thrive in this seemingly harsh environment, where summer is brief and winters are long and severe. The programme airs on December 16 at 9 pm on National Geographic Channel.

New family drama


Tune into Sony Entertainment Television at 9.30 pm on December 16 for Jeet Jayenge Hum. Prabhakar is trying to write a letter for Meena but is confused. Babu comes to his rescue and gives him tips.

Suman asks Madhav about why Yadav’s goons beat him. So Madhav tells her that he owes him 75,000 rupees and he has to pay it in two days. He tells her to go home and not worry. Suman is going home lost in thought and suddenly a car comes from behind.

She is about to get hit when Prabhakar comes and saves her. Prabhakar tries to give her the love letter he has written for her but fails again. Madhav goes to Puran asking for loan but returns empty handed.

Engaging comedy

HBO presents Mr Deeds on December 16 at 9 pm starring Adam Sandler, Winona Ryder, Peter Gallagher and Jared Harris. An eccentric media magnate has just left distant relative, Longfellow Deeds, a $40 billion inheritance.

Deeds is a sweet yet simple-minded pizzeria proprietor and an aspiring greeting card poet, who lives in a small town.

To claim his inheritance, he has to travel to New York City. The magnate’s former associate, Chuck Cedar, gives Deeds the red carpet treatment, but secretly plots to get his hands on Deeds’ fortune. Meanwhile, a beautiful but unscrupulous tabloid reporter, Babe Benett, enters the picture to get the scoop on how Deeds acquired his fortune.

Deeds soon falls in love with her. The resulting story of how this sincere pizzeria owner deals with his newly-acquired wealth, as well as the sharks circling it, makes for an engaging comedy.

Tallest towers in the world


In the late 1980s, the Malaysian government decided to build a skyscraper that will sought to overtake Chicago’s Sears Tower as the tallest building in the world. The result — the elaborately curved Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. But for Cesar Pelli, the Western architect charged with the task of creating this national symbol, it was an enormous design challenge.

Engineering Marvels: Petronas Towers, Malaysia airs on December 16 at 9 pm on FOX History and Entertainment Channel.

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