Discovery Channel Cancels "Dirty Jobs"

Host Mike Rowe candidly talks about the decision

Nov 24 2012, 2:00am CST | by

Discovery Channel Cancels "Dirty Jobs"
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After eight years, Discovery Channel has decided that there are no more dirty jobs to fill. It has canceled the long-running reality show filled with oil, mud, and pretty much any other gunk-like substance you can think of.

However, a few weeks ago, host Mike Rowe received word from on high that he would not be reporting for duty in a pile of manure any time again in the near future. He was given the dreadful pronouncement that his show was going on "permanent hiatus."

In a refreshingly candid blog post, Rowe talked about all the people he has met over the years, taking the time to thank his crew, the network, and the numerous fans that he personally connected with in the days when he had to stay at Motel 8s in between episodes.

Even though the word came down a few weeks ago, Rowe said it took him a while to process the implications. "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 animal husbandry, and feces from every species. Nevertheless, the future is here," he wrote.

Rowe noted that during the economic collapse in 2008, he was right in the middle of the discussion, helping people understand different skills and career fields that they could go into -- normally a show called "Dirty Jobs" would not be appealing to people, but at that time, people were desperate and it seemed like a good idea to go after the non-luxurious jobs because there would be less competition.

"As for me, good things are in the works. Not as dirty perhaps, but exciting nevertheless. I'm looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past. As for the present, I'm going to eat the lions share of a large turkey waiting for me in the next room, drink some Champagne, catch up with family, watch the football game, and sleep till Christmas," Rowe said.

Via Huffington Post

 
 
 

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