Mining Reality Show in Works from ‘Deadliest Catch’ Team

With the rescue of 33 trapped Chilean miners still playing in a loop on every news channel, Spike TV is prepped to announce a new reality series about, you guessed it, mining. The network has ordered ‘Coal,’ from the producers of ‘Deadliest Catch,’ which will follow the dangerous underground job in West Virginia, according to […]

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What TruTV’s ‘Black Gold’ Learned From The BP Oil Disaster

The producer behind some of the toughest shows on TV has grown accustomed to taking production crews where no production crews have gone before. He’s Thom Beers, the man whose company, Original Productions, has staked out some pretty far-flung territory for itself, including the cold ocean waters off Alaska (‘Deadliest Catch’), the Arctic Circle in […]

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‘Deadliest Catch’ Producer Blasts the Emmys

At least one producer is extremely unhappy with the Emmy awards. He’s Thom Beers, executive producer of brawny, blue-collar ‘docudrama’ programs such as ‘Deadliest Catch,’ ‘Black Gold,’ ‘Ice Road Truckers,’ ‘Ax Men’ and about a dozen others. He’s miffed that his signature show, Discovery Channel’s hugely popular ‘Deadliest Catch‘ – which had its most heart-wrenching […]

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