Fri Sep 4 9:00am
Sled Dog Breeder(Season 5, Episode 10) ANIMAL

Mike visits Big Lake, Alaska, to learn how to breed and train sled dogs.

Fri Sep 4 10:00am
Mattress Recycler(Season 5, Episode 11) ANIMAL

Mike crushes abandoned boats in Miami and recycles used mattresses in San Francisco.

Fri Sep 4 11:00am
Camel Rancher(Season 5, Episode 14) ANIMAL

Mike visits Ramona, Cal., where he learns how to milk, breed and care for dromedary camels.

Fri Sep 4 12:00pm
Leech Trapper(Season 4, Episode 22) ANIMAL

A bait-store visit has the host catching leeches; a trip to a factory that makes raw food for dogs is featured.

Fri Sep 4 1:00pm
Fri Sep 4 2:00pm
Bologna Maker(Season 5, Episode 1) ANIMAL

Bologna-making in Pennsylvania. Also: the host repairs a special toilet in Alaska.

Sat Sep 5 10:00am
Greenland Shark QuestNew(Season 4, Episode 18) SCI

Mike looks for the Greenland shark in the Arctic Circle off Baffin Island and investigates ecological changes in that part of the world.

Sat Sep 5 12:00pm
Hair FairyNew(Season 6, Episode 12) SCI

Mike helps install a metal power pole in Wyoming and learns about hair lice removal in San Francisco.

Sat Sep 5 1:00pm
Vexcon(Season 1, Episode 8) SCI

Mike Rowe teams with exterminators to clear a home infested with thousands of cockroaches. Also: shelling crabs on Chesapeake Bay; making horseshoes.

Sat Sep 5 2:00pm
Chinatown Garbage CollectorNew(Season 1, Episode 4) SCI

Mike Rowe goes garbage collecting in San Francisco's Chinatown and finds the task more difficult than he imagined. He follows the refuse to a recycling center, where it is processed and shipped to California vineyards to be used as fertilizer.

Sat Sep 5 3:00pm
Bio-Diesel Man(Season 1, Episode 14) SCI

Mike Rowe does construction work, removes a swarm of bees from a church, recovers grease at a restaurant and converts cooking oil into a gasoline alternative.

Sat Sep 5 6:00pm
Pinsetter MechanicNew(Season 6, Episode 3) SCI

Mike visits a bowling center in Fremont, Cal., and, at the request of a fan, the host turns the spotlight on his cameraman.

Sat Sep 5 7:00pm
Lightning Rod InstallerNew(Season 6, Episode 1) SCI

Mike learns how to install a lightning rod on a home in Lucedale, Miss.

Sat Sep 5 8:00pm
Avian Vomitologist(Season 2, Episode 3) SCI

Mike cracks rocks at a Colorado marble quarry; collects owl vomit; wrangles cattle and palpitates a cow to check for pregnancy.

Sat Sep 5 11:00pm
Avian Vomitologist(Season 2, Episode 3) SCI

Mike cracks rocks at a Colorado marble quarry; collects owl vomit; wrangles cattle and palpitates a cow to check for pregnancy.

Sun Sep 6 2:00am
Lightning Rod Installer(Season 6, Episode 1) SCI

Mike learns how to install a lightning rod on a home in Lucedale, Miss.

Fri Sep 11 9:00am
Fri Sep 11 10:00am
Toilet Crusher(Season 5, Episode 13) ANIMAL

Mike performs tests on endangered alligator snapping turtles in Arkansas, and he also recycles toilets in San Francisco.

Fri Sep 11 11:00am
Egg Farm(Season 4, Episode 25) ANIMAL

A chicken-farm visit reveals how eggs get to the store, along with a mess for the host to tidy up; dirt is processed into clean soil in Oklahoma.

Fri Sep 11 12:00pm
Exotic Nanny(Season 5, Episode 32) ANIMAL

Mike visits a Texas ranch that breeds exotic animals, such as sloths, lemurs, camels and bearcats.

Fri Sep 11 1:00pm
Wetland Warrior(Season 5, Episode 33) ANIMAL

Mike tries to evade and outsmart a team of bloodhounds while posing as a stand-in fugitive in Texas. Also: Mike takes on non-native, invasive species in the Florida Everglades.

Fri Sep 11 2:00pm
Pinsetter Mechanic(Season 6, Episode 3) ANIMAL

Mike visits a bowling center in Fremont, Cal., and, at the request of a fan, the host turns the spotlight on his cameraman.

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  • Premiered: November 7, 2003
  • Rating: TV-14
  • User Rating:4.76 out of 5 (251 ratings)
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  • Premise: Host Mike Rowe takes on unusual and occasionally unsavory occupations, bringing humor to the down-and-dirty proceedings that find him in tight spots, smelly conditions and unsanitary circumstances. Rowe resolutely keeps his chin up while performing the som… (more)

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