No More 'Dirty Jobs' for Mike Rowe
Host of Discovery reality series blogs that show has been canceled
By MCN Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 11/26/2012 10:38:46 AM
The host of Dirty Jobs wrote on his blog that the show, which ran for eight seasons, has reached the end of its original episodes.
"Whenever Dirty Jobs goes off the air for a few months, people start to wonder if the show has been canceled. Rumors begin to swirl, and questions about the show's future fill my inbox," Rowe wrote on his blog. "Over the years it's been my pleasure to assure anxious fans that Dirty Jobs is coming back for another season. And indeed, we always have. Alas, this year, I'm afraid I cannot dispel the rumors. A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase. One I like to call, 'permanent hiatus.' Or in the more popular industry vernacular, canceled."
As such, Discovery has pulled the plug on what have been two of its signature shows over the past decade, with Dirty Jobs joining American Chopper, which revved for 10 seasons, on the sidelines.
Dirty Jobs never got the credit it deserved. (Without Jobs and Catch, where would Discovery even be today?) As for Rowe, when is the last time anyone in the reality genre wrote such a direct and gracious letter directly to the fans and to the network? Pure class. Hope he winds up somewhere that appreciates that.
Tom Willard - 11/26/2012 5:22:14 PM EST
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