Officials at the MTA have been working with A&E to produce a reality TV show about New York's subway workers as they tackle track fires, construction projects, and angry customers. However, the Times reports that due to a tough economic climate, they're halting production after a month of taping and conducting interviews with over 100 interested transit workers.

It turns out that the delay surprised A&E, though they're still optimistic about making the show. Robert Sharenow, the A&E executive in charge of the project, said “The flavor of the New York character is appealing across the country. They are blue-collar heroes, and there’s a level at which that resonates with everybody.” Executives were hoping for footage by the spring, but it looks like that will be pushed back. Maybe they just want to wait until the 7 is fully running.