FOX Business Network to Develop Alternative Primetime Program Strange Inheritance
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FOX Business Network (FBN) is developing an original alternative primetime program entitled Strange Inheritance that will debut in summer 2014, announced Kevin Magee, Executive Vice President for the network. Hosted by FBN’s Tracy Byrnes, the show will take a closer look at real-life stories of unconventional inheritances.
“A venture like Strange Inheritance helps us diversify our primetime programming. Its eccentric premise is a compelling option for a business audience after hours.”
In making the announcement, Magee said, “A venture like Strange Inheritance helps us diversify our primetime programming. Its eccentric premise is a compelling option for a business audience after hours.”
The half-hour show is being produced by Jonathan Towers, founder and senior executive producer of Towers Productions, LLC. Towers has worked on a number of prominent reality-based series, including: A&E’s American Justice, National Geographic’s Inside 9/11 and History Channel’s Gangland. Strange Inheritance goes into production in late February.
Brian Gaffney, currently an executive producer with FOX News Channel’s (FNC) documentary unit, has been promoted to Director of Special Programming for FBN and will manage the production of Strange Inheritance. Gaffney has been with FNC since 2002 and has overseen production on more than 90 documentaries and specials for the network.
FOX Business Network (FBN) is a financial news channel delivering real-time information across all platforms that impact both Main Street and Wall Street. Headquartered in New York—the business capital of the world—FBN launched in October 2007 and is available in more than 70 million homes in major markets across the United States. Owned by 21st Century Fox, the network has bureaus in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and London. On the web at www.foxbusiness.com.