An unscripted series narrated by Mike Rowe will headline a new slate of primetime programming from the Fox Business Network called FBN Prime.
The slate of programming is centred around series that celebrate American industry and ingenuity, network president Lauren Petterson said. The lineup is set to roll out beginning Sept. 20 with How America Works, airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET. Rowe will narrate this hour-long series that showcases people working around the clock to keep infrastructure in working order.
Rowe has advocated for these kinds of unsung heroes before with Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs (pictured) and After the Catch. He founded the Mike Rowe Works Foundation in 2008, which awards scholarships to students pursuing careers in the skilled trade industry. Rowe, who’s also a best-selling author, has voiced other documentaries, testified before the United States Senate Commerce Committee about the skilled labor workforce, and in 2014, testified in front of the House Committee on Natural Resources.
The FBN Prime lineup will also include Fox News Media talent like Stuart Varney and Cheryl Casone, along with Fox Nation’s John Rich and Kacie McDonnell, all of whom will host new weekly programs.
“We are thrilled to introduce a new engaging and inspirational primetime lineup focused on success stories across key American industries to our loyal viewers,” Petterson said in a release.
Other series in the lineup include American Built, where Varney speaks with engineers, architects and historians about engineering marvels; American Dream Home, hosted by Casone, about families hunting for their perfect house; Mansion Global, which explores the most lavish properties in the US; American Gold: The Legend of Bear Gulch about the Dale family which is working to mine 800 acres of previously worked land for gold in the wild mountain valley of Bear Gulch, Montana; and The Pursuit! with John Rich where the American country music star interviews music stars, celebrities and entrepreneurs.