Tim Ferriss Trial by Fire a huge success leading to a new show

*Update Tim Ferriss Trial by Fire had finally been published online. Now you can watch the full episode online for free. 1.8.10

The wait is over for everyone wondering if Tim Ferriss‘ new show Trial by Fire pilot will become a regular show on the History Channel. After watching the show last night I have no doubt that the History Channel will be adding Trial by Fire to its lineup. How could it not?

Reasons I believe Trial by Fire will become a History Channel show

  1. There was nothing else on last night
  2. As a History Channel buff, I believe the show will fit right in
  3. The challenges Tim chooses are hard
  4. It features exciting traditions and rituals few people know about like yabusame
  5. Tim’s ability to learn shortcuts to normally time-consuming skills
  6. Galloping horses, archery, fear, tradition and the possibility to get majorly hurt
  7. Buzz around the Internet including blogs, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
  8. Tim being the leader of his own tribe, resulting in a very passionate following
  9. Tim’s abstract thinking in problem solving
  10. The appeal of the History Channel bringing on an Internet sensation and the trapping that comes with it

Twitter search results for Tim Ferriss

If you weren’t able to catch the show live last night, I am sure you can find a rerun somewhere. Possibly in the near future a video or two will be posted to YouTube or Google Video for more to see. As far as I can tell, History Channel.com hasn’t posted the video up for viewing although it really should. What were your thoughts of the show Trial by Fire, and do you think it will be turned into a series?

Marketing Ideas #17 Tim Ferriss Trial by Fire on the History Channel

Update 1.8.10: Watch the full episode of Tim Ferris Trial by Fire on the History Channel Here

This is the nineteenth day of a 30-day trial. Follow the link to Marketing Ideas En Masse to find out more.

There are two things I love to watch on TV. One is the History Channel and the other is financial news. I don’t have TV to our townhome but I do watch some online on sites like hulu.com and Bloomberg. Bestselling author and now TV star Tim Ferriss is debuting on the History Channel this Thursday night in a pilot Trial By Fire. What this means is, if the show gets a lot of viewers and good ratings they will turn the show into a series.

What I recommend is to check the show out. It is based on the notion that Tim Ferriss has to learn an extremely hard or complicated skill set in the smallest time frame possible. Here is a video teaser and quote from Tim’s site:

The concept is simple: I have one week to attempt to learn what is usually learned over 5-20 years. I either crash and burn or survive by the skin of my teeth in a final test (trial by fire) each time.

If it’s made into a series, which depends entirely on viewership numbers on Thursday night, I’ll deconstruct a new complex skill each week. It will show you exactly how I approach learning, and no fake TV drama will be required to make the stakes real.

This episode was shot in HD in Tokyo and the mountains of Nikko, where I rolled the dice on Japanese horseback archery, or yabusame: full gallop, no hands, no safety gear, with wooden poles lining the track on either side of the horse. Please don’t do this at home. I had access to the best in the world, and you’ll get to see some never-before-seen footage of a rare and brutal samurai sport few non-Japanese have ever attempted.

I for one would think that this series would be a fun and interesting one to watch. If you are a fan of Tim Ferriss and would like to help promote his quest to be the next History Channel star I would highly recommend re-posting and sharing this with others.

Most of you know that I am a pretty big fan of Tim’s and have offered his book as prizes for contests and taken his advice to heart about contacting a famous person. I believe he is a leader in life-hacking and would also recommend his book to anyone.