Towers’ realty show gets greenlight for season two

Towers Productions’ reality TV series “Strange Inheritance,” the half-hour series Jonathan Towers created and produced for the Fox Business Network (FBN) is heading for a second 26 week series.

Hosted by FBN weekend anchor Jamie Colby, the cable network show debuted Jan. 26 and was the highest rated show launch in FBN’s history.

The show is shot all over the country in search of a personal story, per episode, about a family with an unusual bequests and  as the show concludes, “what happens to that inheritance.”

Towers, the show’s EP, says the second round of the TV series, with its all-Chicago crew of 20 will start shooting in April.

“Strange Inheritance” is the business network’s first entertainment show and the first as such to run in primetime. When Towers pitched it in the fall of 2013, the Fox outlet was in the market for primetime entertainment to lighten its business new-oriented programming.  “They picked it up immediately,” he says.

“Our creative focus as a company is on real people and their life stories. The buyers are now looking for this kind of authentic programming and ‘Strange Inheritance’ is a perfect example of that,” says Towers.

His whose award-winning company is known for “Storm Stories,” the Weather Channel, “Gangland,” History and “American Justice,” A&E and many others over its 25 years of production.

“Strange Inheritance” airs Mondays at 8 p.m. CST.