Springs native and “4-Hour” author Tim Ferriss is continuing his climb toward becoming a household name (and he’s already pretty darn close) with a brand new primetime television series, The Tim Ferriss Experiment. Starting December 1, the show will air Sundays at 8 p.m. on HLN (formerly known as CNN Headline News).
According to Ferriss’ blog, The Tim Ferriss Experiment, or TFX, will show viewers “how to become superhuman through better tools and tricks, not better genetics.” This is not a new concept for fans of Ferriss’ bestselling books, The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef, all of which center on “life hacking,” or finding ways to get really good and/or efficient at something through simple but unorthodox means.
Put simply, TFX will be, “Anthony Bourdain meets Jason Bourne” or “Jackass meets A Beautiful Mind,” Ferris explains. Go figure, the show is produced by Zero Point Zero (ZPZ), the team behind Bourdain’s No Reservations and Parts Unknown.
As he describes it, Ferriss “proposes radically counter-intuitive solutions that take readers from zero to hero in minimal time.” And he promises TFX will push him to the breaking point as he attempts to master various skills in a hundredth of the amount of time most would expect.
“In each episode, Tim will find the world’s most unorthodox teachers and — together — demystify some of the world’s coolest and most dangerous skills. Sometimes he’ll succeed, and other times he’ll fail spectacularly while risking life and limb,” Ferriss’ blog says, noting that he believes every “normal” person has the potential for greatness. As he overcomes his own fears each week, the author-cum-TV host will help viewers do the same.
“Sorry I can’t share exact episodes yet, but just imagine Jason Bourne + my biggest fears + my personal bucket list, all wrapped into one,” Ferriss said in a note to fans, then encouraged readers to submit suggestions for future episodes.
Ferris serves as host and co-executive producer of The Tim Ferriss Experiment, which is part of a big Turner Broadcasting health and fitness initiative called Upwave, and he is currently “filming my ass off” in anticipation of the December 1 premiere.
We can’t wait to see what comes of the effort.
Visit fourhourworkweek.com to learn more about Tim Ferriss.