FOX Business To Air New Primetime Program, 'Strange Inheritance'

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Published February 12, 2014

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FOX Business Network announced Wednesday the development of an original alternative primetime program entitled 'Strange Inheritance' that will debut in summer 2014.

Kevin Magee, executive vice president for the network, said the show will be hosted by FBN’s Tracy Byrnes and will explore “real-life stories of unconventional inheritances.”

In a statement announcing the show, 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 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, the network said.

Brian Gaffney, currently an executive producer with FOX News Channel’s documentary unit, has been promoted to Director of Special Programming for FBN and will manage the production of Strange Inheritance. Gaffney has overseen production on more than 90 documentaries and specials for the network.

FOX Business is owned by 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOX), also the parent company of FOXBusiness.com.

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