Cable Network Orders Reality Show About Miners From Powerhouse Producer

Oct 14, 2010  •  Post A Comment

In life, as the saying goes, timing is everything.

A cable network is about to announce a reality show that it’s had in development for nearly a year–a reality show about mining and miners, reports James Hibberd for The Hollywood Reporter.

The cable network is Spike, and the powerhouse producer behind the show is Thom Beers, who produces "The Deadliest Catch’ on the Discovery Channel, the article says.

The series is called "Coal,’ according to the story, which adds, "The show will focus on Mike Crowder and Tom Roberts, co-owners of Cobalt Mine in Westchester, W.Va., and the area’s miners, families and community members. The mining team has more than 40 employees, and this series will show every major aspect of their jobs, from planting explosives to surface mining to working in a traditional mine shaft. The network will premiere 10 episodes of the one-hour series in April. Philip D. Segal is also an executive producer on the show."

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