Spike TV waited for all of the Chilean Miners to get rescued before announcing their new show about West Virginia miners. The producers from the Deadliest Catch responsible for the new show titled Coal. The show will follow a set of miners, and their daily lives. The Spike execs are claiming that this show has been in development for over a year now…I believe that–but their statement was kind of ughhh.
The executive vp at Spike said, “It didn’t take a tragedy, and then a miracle, to get us excited about this…Obviously, we’re humongous fans of the kind of shows Thom does that celebrate the everyday man. We’re working on this project called Coal…We’ve tapped into something that people are passionate about; this is a topic the world is interested in…”–Don’t love the statement. Sure, I think a true docu about miners is very interesting, but their statement kind of puts a bad taste in my mouth. They announced the show the day after the rescue??? Had the trapped Chilean Miners’ outcome been different, I’m sure there would be no show.
I remember when Morgan Spurlock went down in a mine for his old show 30 Days, and it was a killer episode. Morgan said in an interview that being down in a mine for 30 days was probably one of the most challenging things he’d done. With that being said, I’m sure Coal will be very interesting.
I’m in for the show, Coal, just don’t love Spike.
Sidenote: YAY for the Chilean miners!!!