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Oct 22, 2010 | 01:50 PM |

Digging into reality TV

Reality television is heading underground with a new show, dubbed Coal, that will explore the life of workers at a West Virginia metallurgical coal mine. Spike TV will begin shooting the 10 episodes at Cobalt Coal Corp.'s Westchester Mine in November, with the show scheduled to debut in April 2011. The mine, which reopened last year to capitalize on strong metallurgical coal prices, has a couple of dozen employees. Reality TV veteran Thom Beers, who has produced such other shows as Deadliest Catch, is overseeing the unscripted endeavor. With the rescue of the 33 Chilean copper miners widely watched around the world, viewers....

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