Spike TV Announces a Timely Mining Show

... Perhaps you've heard a thing or two about those Chilean miners, thanks to the story being shoved down your throat by every news station in the country? Well, Spike TV hopes the country still has miner-fever (not to be confused with that creepy trenchcoat guy's minor-fever) next April, when Coal, a docudrama about West Virginia coal miners, airs. The show comes from the same team that makes Deadliest Catch, and has apparently been in development for about a year. [The Live Feed]

... A "reverse Three's Company" would imply a woman moving in with two guys and pretending to be a lesbian, but that isn't stopping Fox from calling its latest pickup an opposite version of the classic '80s sitcom. The untitled comedy sees a Midwestern woman moving into a New York City apartment with three dudes and comes from scribe Liz Meriwether, who wrote the hot feature script F***buddies, if you follow that sort of thing. [THR]

... Neil Patrick Harris can do it all. The sitcom actor, awards show host, and theater star is set to direct his first feature film, the indie rom-com Aaron and Sarah. [THR]

... Do you watch Survivor and The Bachelor and longingly wish the two would just break the sexual tension, do it, and create some super reality show that combines both elements? Well, that's the deliciously awesome Bachelor Pad! And now NBC is taking the unholy union one step further with Love in the Wild (everyone at once, ready? 1, 2, 3... *groan*), which is described as a dating show where contestants are plopped down in a faraway jungle where the closest STD clinic is a man with a shrunken head. [NY Mag]

... Ladies, get ready to drown your sorrows in Lean Cuisines and Double-Stuff Oreos. True Blood's hunky werewolf Joe Manganiello (Alcide) got engaged. But you know what? You are much prettier than she is, and you're really smart, too! Call me. [People]

... As if those three nobodies previously announced for the celebrity version of The Apprentice wasn't enough, Donald Trump is turning up the star factor on the next cycle to "tepid." Lil' John, Jose Canseco and Survivor Richard Hatch will also be battling to not be fired by the Don. [TMZ]

... If you care, TLC has given a second-season order to Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss. [TLC via press release]

... Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke knows a thing or two about romance, what with Edward and Bella and Bella's daughter and Jacob&3151;and ABC is banking on her being the one to bring the classic story of Romeo & Juliet back to the masses. The network is developing a new take on the Bard's classic, but instead of doing the obvious and setting it in San Francisco with gay lovers, or in Gotham City with superheroes, or in the 1950s in an ad agency, they're actually not changing the setting or time period at all. You know what's scary? The fact that this idea is actually original in this day and age. [Deadline Hollywood]


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I'm chilean and I can tell you the rescue was one of the most touching moments I've ever seen!! thankfully they're all doing great and some of them are even back with their families =)
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I'm tearing up as I type this....Coal sounds pretty interesting...btw, did the miners in Chile get saved? Was it spicy or tex mex? details, details, Tim!
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Tim. Your miners comment was in really poor taste.
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I really think that the networks dont know what to do with themselves so they torture us with these weird new shows!
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My wife : ( sorry to the masses
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Who on earth even watched the first season of that bridal show??
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