Local author/blogger/personality Tim Ferriss has been working with the History Channel for a while now on a possible series and tonight the pilot episode will be airing. In Trial By Fire Tim will take on a new skill each episode, something that usually takes years to learn, and try to master it in a week. As you can see from the sneak peek the first one takes place in Japan and could go horribly wrong. (though I suspect since he’s still alive and can walk it worked out OK). He talks a little about where these shows might take him in this interview on Gadling. If you’ve ever seen Tim talk, or read his book The Four Hour Work Week you know this is going to be a damn interesting show.