Coal Mine Reality Show to Start Taping
Source: Examiner (11/10/10)
"Most of us never really think about how we get our energy."
Although the announcement came a day after the successful rescue mission of 33 Chilean miners, which drew international headlines, network execs insist the series has been in development for over a year.
"It didn't take a tragedy, and then a miracle, to get us excited about this," said Sharon Levy, executive VP of original programming at Spike TV.
Levy said the network was first prepared to make the announcement weeks ago but deliberately held off until the Chilean miners were rescued.
"We've tapped into something that people are passionate about; this is a topic the world is interested in," he said. "Everybody is afraid of being buried alive. These people risk their lives every day to make the world move, yet most of us never really think about how we get [our energy]."
The10-episode first season will premiere in April next year.