Spike TV Seizes the Moment, Orders Reality Show About Miners


And so the deluge of mine-related entertainments begins: Capitalizing on the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners, Spike TV has ordered the reality series Coal about coal miners in West Virginia. (In fairness, the series has been in development for over a year.) The ten-episode first season, from the producers of Deadliest Catch, will premiere in April, so just around when the inevitable made-for-TV movie arrives. [Live Feed/HR]