[05/12/11 - 07:01 AM]
Spike TV Presents New Slate of Non-Scripted Original Pilots
The pilots in development "follow a distinctive theme of authentic characters in a high risk/high reward environment."

[04/27/11 - 07:07 PM]
Spike Ships "Coal" to Sundays; TLC Revives "Fabulous Cakes," "Four Weddings"
Plus: Discovery's "Wild Animal Repo" set for May 15; Logo's "Pretty Hurts" moves to Saturdays; and Travel Channel to go "Off Limits" next month.

[03/21/11 - 07:26 AM]
Spike TV Digs Down Deep for New Original Series, "Coal" Featuring the Lives of West Virginia Coal Miners
Jeremy Sisto has been tapped to narrate the series, premiering Wednesday, March 30 at 10:00/9:00c.

[01/27/11 - 02:00 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Spike TV
A look at what's ahead on the cable channel, plus a recap of its 2010 ratings highlights.

[01/05/11 - 09:01 AM]
Spike TV Digs Down Deep for New Original Series, "Coal"
The Thom Beers-produced series will launch Wednesday, March 30 on the cable channel.

[10/14/10 - 09:34 AM]
Spike TV Digs Down Deep for New Original Series, "Coal"
The Thom Beers-produced series, originally set up at Discovery, will premiere in April.

[04/08/08 - 01:33 PM]
Discovery Channel Celebrates Curiosity and Wonder in a Robust Programming Slate for Upfront 2008-09
"No one can match Discovery's ability to invite our viewers into the action as it unfolds," boasted Discovery's John Ford.

[03/19/08 - 03:22 PM]
Discovery Channel Announces Two New Series That Define 'Adventure Programming'
COAL and IDITAROD are both are produced by Original Productions, the team behind Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated series DEADLIEST CATCH.

3/30/11 - 6/19/11
canceled/ended (2010-2011 season)
completed airing its current season
1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
(from Spike TV's press release, March 2011) Spike TV takes viewers down into the depths of the earth for an unprecedented look at one of the most dangerous and compelling jobs in the world, coal mining. Spike TV will premiere the 10 episode, one-hour docu-reality series, narrated by Jeremy Sisto, starting Wednesday, March 30 at 10 PM, ET/PT. The series comes to Spike from Thom Beers' Original Productions, a FremantleMedia company. Beers is the mastermind behind hit cable series that explore high-risk occupations such as the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Deadliest Catch," "Ice Road Truckers" and "Ax Men." "Coal" centers on the operations of a single mine, Cobalt Coal, located deep in the heart of coal country in McDowell County, West Virginia. The story is told through the eyes of part owners, Mike Crowder and Tom Roberts. The two struck up a mining partnership while watching their sons practice football and have invested their life savings into starting this mine operation. Crowder and Roberts face pressure every minute of every day to keep the mine up and running or face personal financial ruin but, more importantly, to keep their workers safe in a highly combustible environment where one wrong move could prove deadly.
· Jeremy Sisto as Narrator (Voice)
· Eric Lange as CO-EP
· Jeff Conroy as CO-EP
· Philip Segal as EP
· Thom Beers as EP
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
· Original Productions