Premiere date set for US coal reality show

PRODUCERS of Coal, the coal mining documentary series which will focus on the crew of one southern West Virginian underground operation, have set the date for its television premiere.
Premiere date set for US coal reality show Premiere date set for US coal reality show Premiere date set for US coal reality show Premiere date set for US coal reality show Premiere date set for US coal reality show

The new series "Coal" will premiere in April, consisting of ten one-hour episodes. Image courtesy of Spike TV.

Donna Schmidt

The series of 10 one-hour episodes will be launched on American network Spike TV on Wednesday, March 30.

Filming began late last year at Cobalt Coal’s Westchester operation in McDowell County, the staff and workings of which will serve as a backdrop for the show.

Daily operations featured in the series will be shown through the eyes of mine co-owners Mike Crowder and Tom Roberts, and will feature the operation’s management and workers.

Spike said it intended to show every aspect of the underground mining environment.

"Coal mining is an integral part of the American economy and the lifeblood of communities across the US and the world," network executive vice-president Sharon Levy said.

"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."

Calgary-based Cobalt Coal announced last May it had recommenced production at the 40-worker room-and-pillar Westchester mine.

Initially operational from the final quarter of 2008 to the second quarter of 2009, Westchester was idled due to a significant fall in metallurgical demand resulting from the global recession. After receiving a new purchase order in the first quarter of 2010, Cobalt has been working to bring the mine back into production.

Cobalt owns a 60% after-payout interest in Westchester and operates the mine through its wholly owned Westchester Coal subsidiary.

Most read Archive

loader

Most read Archive