Spike TV Series on the Lives of Coal Miners

Spike TV and reality show producer, Thom Beers, take viewers down into the depths of the Earth for a look at one of the world’s most dangerous and compelling jobs, coal mining.

Spike TV will premiere the 10 episode, one-hour series ‘Coal’ in April 2011. It will be executive produced by Beers’ Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company. 

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According to Spike TV, Beers is the mastermind behind hit cable shows that explore high-risk occupations such as the Emmy Award-winning “Deadliest Catch,” “Ice Road Truckers” and “Axe Men.”

“Coal mining is an integral part of the American economy and the lifeblood of communities across the U.S. and the world,” said Sharon Levy, executive vice president, original series and animation, Spike TV. 

“This series is going to shine a light on the brave men and women and their families who endure the rigors of this arduous profession.” 

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The Spike TV original series explores coal mining through the eyes of Mike Crowder and Tom Roberts, co-owners of Cobalt Mine in Westchester, West Virginia, and the area’s hard-working miners, families and community members. 

The duo leads more than 40 machine operators, foremen, electricians and drivers in one of the most dangerous workplaces on the planet.

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They face pressure every minute of every day to keep the mine up and running, and to keep their workers alive. 

Every aspect of the job will be covered, from the dangers behind the super-charged explosions needed to open surface mines, to the well publicized daily dangers of working in the dark recesses of the earth’s crust in a traditional shaft mine.

Mike and Tom are loyal family men and they require the support of their loved ones to tackle the daily demands of the mine. 

Tom’s commitment to the job is reflected in a mining career that’s spanned more than 45 years. He has seen his share of accidents and knows that any mistake can bring disaster.

Mike learned to get his hands dirty at a young age, growing up the son of a tire shop owner. A former college football star, Mike worked as a computer consultant for 20 years until he went into business with Tom in 2007. 

The pair struck up a coal mining partnership while watching their sons practice football.

Sharon Levy is Spike TV’s executive vice president, original series and animation, Tim Duffy is vice president of original programming for Spike TV and Joe Weinstock is director, original programming. Executive Producers for Original Productions are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal.

Photo courtesy: Spike

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