Fox Business Network said it would launch a docu-series this summer and elevated an executive producer with the documentary unit of corporate sibling Fox News Channel to direct of its special programming.
“Strange Inheritance,” a half-hour show, will look what the network said are “real-life stories of unconventional inheritances, and is set to debut in the summer of 2014. Tracy Byrnes, an anchor on Fox Business Network, will host the program.
Brian Gaffney, currently an executive producer with Fox News Channel’s documentary unit, will manage the production of the new program in his new role with Fox Business. Gaffney has been with Fox News Channel since 2002, supervising production on more than 90 documentaries and specials for the network.
“A venture like ‘Strange Inheritance’ helps us diversify our primetime programming,” said Kevin Magee, exec veep of Fox Business, in a prepared statement.
The new show is set to go into production in late February, and will be produced by Jonathan Towers, founder and senior executive producer of Towers Productions, LLC. Towers has worked on a number of reality-based series, including “American Justice” on A&E, “Inside 9/11″ on Nat Geo Channel and “Gangland” on History Channel.