SEASON(S): 1 (10 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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DESCRIPTION: (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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeremy Sisto as Narrator (Voice)