There are no more Dirty Jobs.
Discovery Channel has canceled the reality show after eight seasons, creator and host Mike Rowe announced in a blog post Wednesday.
One of the network's...
Glenn and Mitchell Guist
When a young programming executive at the History channel first pitched the idea of following a group of Louisiana Cajuns who hunt alligators, "the poor guy got laughed out of the room," says the network's president, Nancy Dubuc. But instead of dropping the idea, he kept bringing it up — and kept getting laughed at.
"But by the fourth meeting, you had to pause," Dubuc says. "If somebody is as passionate as he was about something, what's the harm in letting them run with it?" That germ of an idea turned into Swamp People, an unlikely hit that ...
One of the most unlikely—on paper, anyway—regulars at the Emmy party the last few years has been the infamously outspoken Kathy Griffin and her cheeky Bravo docu-reality series My Life on the D-List. Including this year, it has been nominated five times for Outstanding Reality Program and won twice. This year, her hefty and relatively high-minded competition includes...
J.D. has gone through many changes throughout the last nine seasons as he moved from timid intern to experienced doctor to mentor for the next generation of docs. But some things never change. He finds he still hungers for approval, and this time he wants it from Turk. Lucy, meanwhile, faces her own demons when she tries to summon the courage to perform a medical procedure on a real, live person.
Read on for previews of Scrubs, Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, National Geographic's Most Incredible Photos: Afghan Warrior, Dirty Jobs and Family Style.
Bret Harrison, Rick Gonzalez and Tyler Labine, Reaper
8 pm/ET CW
Don't fear, the reaper is back — but he's out of work. Fans have waited since last May for the second season to begin, and it finally arrives tonight. Unfortunately, the vacationing Sam, Sock and Ben return from a little R & R to discover they have all been fired from the Work Bench. And to make matters worse, they've also been evicted from their apartment. One bright spot for Sock is that he learns he has a gorgeous stepsister (Eriko Tamura). And, of course, the Devil shows up with a helluva assignment for Sam.
Read on for previews of Biggest Loser: Couples, Nip/Tuck, Trust Me and Dirty Jobs.
New releases announced today, November 13:
Dirty Jobs - Collection 4 will be coming out February 24
HBO's The Life & Times of Tim will be coming out March 24
The Universe - The Complete Season 3 will be coming out April 28
Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Dirty Jobs - Collection 3 by David Barsky/Discovery
New releases announced today, May 4:Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Collection 3 will be coming out August 5 Blue Murder - Set 3 will be coming out August 12 Dirty Jobs - Collection 3 will be coming out August 26 Visit TVShowsOnDVD.com for the complete stories on these and other news items.
Now playing on the Mitovich Mega Minute: Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe pays TVGuide.com a visit to talk up the show's special New York City episode as well as 1) divulge the worst smell he has ever encountered, 2) detail his clean-up (...or not) regimen, and 3) confirm his dirtiest job ever. Enjoy! (And don't eat while watching....)
Mike Rowe, Dirty Jobs
Think your 9-to-5 bites? Tell it to Mike Rowe. As the host of Discovery Channel's strangely captivating Dirty Jobs (Tuesdays at 9 pm/ET), Rowe has sampled for our viewing discomfort more bad gigs than you can shake a septic-tank hose at and has come up smelling like… something very wrong. Tonight the happiest disgruntled employee ever heads to a tannery for even more odorific employment.
TV Guide: So, a simple Google search shows that you've become the sex symbol of the Discovery Channel. Mike Rowe: Weird. [Laughs] You know what's really funny? The show had such low expectations initially.... Then the numbers started coming back for females and just caught everybody by surprise. But really, I don't think people are tuning in to see my gross, broken-down, 45-year-old frame trying to flood throu