Tom Cruise in the title role of the action drama, Jack Reacher.

Masterchef Australia, M-Net, 18.30

It’s a fifth season of chefs vying for the opportunity to broaden and develop their culinary horizons.


Brain Games, National Geographic Channel, 19.10

Host Jason Silva gets inside your head and shows you what’s going on in there, with a series of interactive experiments designed to mess with your mind and reveal the inner workings of your brain. Hailed by critics as “tremendous fun” that “makes science entertaining”, Brain Games turns your mind’s eye inwards for a fascinating journey into the 1.5kg of tissue that makes you you.


The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man, History, 22.00

For four seasons, we’ve followed Shelby Stanga’s logging exploits in the swamps and lakes of southern Louisiana. But logging has always been just one way he keeps himself afloat. Now we get a look at his life when he’s not logging. After Hurricane Isaac flooded his houseboat, Shelby must leave the swamp and enter the real world, confronting experiences that push him well past his comfort level. No job is too dangerous for him to try. From working at a gator farm to clearing swamp rats from a house and from deep-sea fishing to hog hunting, Shelby will do it all.


Jack Reacher, M-Net, 22.30

When a sniper is arrested for killing five people, he calls for ex-military investigator Jack Reacher. Police are eager to close this case, but Jack suspects things aren’t so cut and dry. What seemed like a simple case gets complicated as they realise there’s another enemy pulling the strings.