Setting the Record Straight…

The Resident’s Rory Winston profiles Jamie Colby. It’s part of FBN’s push to highlight its hit “Strange Inheritance”, a show I have watched quite a bit and will continue to do so. There have been a lot of Colby profiles now and I haven’t noted them all but I have seen a recurring theme in some of them. And it re-appears here…

When the concept for Strange Inheritance came along both she and the network saw the show as a perfect fit for her. Jamie had the interdisciplinary background to make it work.

She may have had the interdisciplinary background to make it work but this is not an entirely accurate recounting of how this show originally came together. We have to go back a year ago to see why…

Fox Business Network has announced the development of an original alternative primetime program, “Strange Inheritance,” that will debut later this year. The half-hour documentary show, hosted by Tracy Byrnes, will showcase real-life stories of unconventional inheritances.

It wasn’t until later, when Byrnes had to withdraw from hosting the show, that Colby was named to host it.

Naturally, FBN isn’t going to want to play up the fact that Strange Inheritance was originally someone else’s show, especially since it’s a hit. If I was them I wouldn’t. So I can’t fault them for that. I can fault sloppy writers not doing their homework though. If you’re going to get into how this show came together, get it right.

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