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'Dirty Jobs' Cancelled: Mike Rowe Thanks Fans And Discovery For A Great Run

11/21/2012 5:00pm EST
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One of the most unique, inventive, fun and honest shows on TV has just been cancelled. Dirty Jobs has entertained us for years on the Discovery Channel and earlier this morning it was announced that it would be entering its next phase called "permanent hiatus," described Mike Rowe in a heartfelt editorial on Huffington Post.

"My first instinct was to immediately pass the news on to you, but frankly, it's taken me a few weeks to digest. Dirty Jobs is a very personal show, and it's difficult for me to imagine a future that does not involve exploding toilets, venomous snakes, misadventures in...

Why Aren't You Watching 'Pawn Stars?'

12/29/2010 10:40am EST
Pawn Stars
When “Antiques Road Show” premiered in America thirteen years ago, it astoundingly became something of a phenomenon. The idea of attaching a monetary figure to all that old junk people collected made for some interesting, if not particularly compelling, television. The problem was, of course, no one ever got to sell their antiques as the show only appraised, and never purchased items or put them up for auction. Also, there were only so many antique vases a fellah could see before wondering what else was on. Enter "Pawn Stars".

Following the proprietors of the family owned “Gold &...

'Glee,' HBO's 'The Pacific' Land Massive Emmy Nominations

7/8/2010 10:26am EDT
Hit TV musical "Glee" is set to be the toast of the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards after landing a massive 19 nominations.

The comedy about a group of high school students in a choir club will fight for the Outstanding TV Comedy prize against "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Modern Family," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office" and "30 Rock," which has taken home the title for the last three years.

"Glee's" leading stars Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele have been nominated in the male and female categories for the outstanding comedy actor awards, while their co-star Chris Colfer has received a best supporting...

Tired Of The Election? Presidents' Dirty Pasts On 'Dirty Jobs' Tonight

11/4/2008 2:25pm EST
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On Election Night, Dirty Jobs takes a bi-partisan look at Presidents' dirty pasts Tuesday, Nov 4 at 10pm E/P on Discovery Channel.

On the day the country decides who will be our next President, Discovery Channel's DIRTY JOBS with Mike Rowe gets the real dirt behind the White House. For the special Dirty Presidents episode airing Tuesday, November 4 from 9-10PM ET/PT, Mike pays tribute to our dirtiest of Presidents - the ones who were as comfortable in the muck as they were in the Oval Office.

Watch the preview trailer

For the special, Mike relates past experiences h...

'Dirty Jobs' Returns Tuesday

10/4/2008 8:00am EDT
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It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it. On Tuesday, October 7 AT 9PM ET/PT, the Emmy-nominated series Dirty Jobs continues its fourth season with 11 world premiere episodes that provide an unflinching look at the unsung American worker and spotlight the dignity of a hard day’s work.

With strong convictions and an even stronger stomach, Dirty Jobs’ host and creator Mike Rowe serves as apprentice to hardworking men and women whose daily jobs – from collecting garbage to plugging abandoned mine shafts – help keep our society clean, civilized and working smoothly.

Now Playing: Shark Week On Discovery Channel

7/28/2008 3:21pm EDT
Shark Week
From Adam and Jamie to hammerhead and whale sharks, the biggest stars of both land and sea get VIP treatment on Discovery Channel this summer, as "Shark Week" returns for its 21st year beginning July 27.

The Mythbusters, Survivorman’s Les Stroud and Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe join noted shark researchers to lend their unique brand of expertise to this highly anticipated annual event, taking viewers from the Bahamas to South Africa, and from Australia to the Arctic to spotlight the diversity of sharks.

America’s favorite summer television event, "Shark Week" airs July 27 to August 2: S...

'Dirty Jobs' Moves To Mondays

4/5/2008 9:07am EDT
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For the popular Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs, currently in its fourth season, host and everyman Mike Rowe gets the grimy scoop on downright nasty occupations that make civilized life possible for the rest of us.

Working alongside those whose professional callings are less than appealing, Mike proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that there's no task too horrendous for him to tackle. Having performed more than 175 distinctly revolting jobs, Mike continues to explore alternative livelihoods that make the other half of us appreciate our desk jobs.

From birthing cows and inseminat...

Gear Up For The 150th Episode Of 'Dirty Jobs;' Win A Prizepack!

10/15/2007 1:37pm EDT
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One hundred and fifty filthy episodes later, Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" is an unqualified hit and has glorified many of the messy, unsung journeymen and women in American society.

Now, after 150 pairs of muddy boots, gloves, pants and other pieces of soiled apparel, Mike Rowe and the 10 most memorable co-workers (as determined by an online vote) are getting together with some of their biggest fans to celebrate the completion Mike's first 150 Dirty Jobs.

This two-hour 150th Extravaganza episode of "Dirty Jobs" premieres Tuesday, October 23 from 9-11 PM (ET/PT) on Discovery ...

Watch Episodes Of 'Meerkat Manor,' 'LA Ink' & More Online & On VOD

8/18/2007 9:26am EDT
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Expanding its digital content offering, Discovery just launched ad-supported, full-length episodes of popular series and specials from across its stable of U.S. networks on its websites and VOD.

The initiative, which includes sneak peeks and day-after episodes, will initially feature Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs, TLC's LA Ink and Animal Planet's Meerkat Manor, with more programs to be added regularly.

Kicking off the initiative is the new season premiere of Animal Planet's "Meerkat Manor," which is available online at www.animalplanet.com. Free to consumers, new episodes of Di...

New Season of 'Dirty Jobs' Kicks Off Nov. 28

11/24/2006 9:27am EST
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Sporting hip waders, rubber gloves and anti-bacterial soap, quintessential apprentice and host Mike Rowe gears up for a third season of Dirty Jobs debuting Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 9 p.m.(ET/PT) on Discovery Channel.

The votes are in, and the people have spoken. They want to see more dirt, and they want Mike Rowe to give it to them. Mike, of course, is happy to oblige, using suggestions that come directly from many viewers themselves. Returning with all-new episodes, Mike builds upon his already extensive résumé immersed in dirt, grime and filth as he explores the stories of ordinary her...