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Dirty Jobs: Cancelled by Discovery; No Season Nine

Dirty Jobs canceledDiscovery has cancelled Dirty Jobs after eight seasons on the air. Mike Rowe announced the news today in a HuffPost article.

The show host notes that, without fail, anytime that Dirty Jobs was off the air for a couple months, he’d be asked if the show has been cancelled.

Rowe said, “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.”

Rowe goes on to thank the folks at Discovery, his crew, and loyal viewers.

Dirty Jobs debuted in 2003 has run for 169 episodes. In the last season, the setting focused on Australia and was advertised as Dirty Jobs Down Under. The most recent installment aired on September 12th.

What do you think? Will you miss the Dirty Jobs TV series? Would you like to see it return some day?


 

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Babs June 12, 2014 at 9:14 am

I am so so sorry to find out that dirty jobs has been cancelled. I have watched it everyday for so long. I will truly miss it. And just as I was going to give Mike a couple of ideas for dirty jobs that I have had the displeasure to be acquainted.

I would love to see it return sometime.

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Richard & Elaine Robertson April 15, 2014 at 2:57 am

Please bring back Dirty Jobs. My wife and I love it and even though Mike Rowe is corny, we like him too. Cancel some other worthless show but we like watching Dirty Jobs; besides “somebody’s gotta do it”.

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Marge & Glen April 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

Want it back! Hey check with the San Angelo city for cleaning all the canals behind houses! They may want to do it for it belongs to them….also it goes into the lake.

Anyway, I can’t think of anything else but WE WANT YOU BACK!
THERE MUST BE MORE DIRTY JOBS!

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Marge & Glen April 7, 2014 at 1:10 pm

We will miss this great man who is humble enough to do anything….. We want him back!

I do know here in San Angelo TX, there is a canal behind our house that runs all the way to the lake and it is filthy, full of weeds, animals, fishy stuff, and you name it. We would love to clean it but do not have the equip. and wondered if maybe the city would like to get Mike to maybe do this! Don’t mention me or I could be in trouble for saying it is so dirty but it is!

/sincerely

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KayBell March 5, 2014 at 9:41 pm

Love Dirty Jobs. Will Miss it very much .

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Heidi August 14, 2013 at 2:09 am

My whole family watched “Dirty Jobs,” and we all had our own crushes on the glorious Mike Rowe. :-) One of the most interesting, engaging and HILARIOUS shows on TV; we’d never seen anything like it, and we’re so very sad that it’s gone. If it resurfaced, we’d be glued to it just like before… :-(

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Cheryl Cook March 9, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Dirty Jobs has provided 8 wonderful years of family entertainment. BRING DIRTY JOBS BACK. Mike Rowe is the best of the best on TV. I will miss the show.

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CDNgirl March 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

So sorry to see this show go. It was one of my favourites. :(

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Dennis Perrone February 28, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Dirty jobs showed the rest how some of us had to earn our money and needless to say you white collars couldnt stand seeing it……………too disgusting for ya I imagine…..but you fail to realise most of “us” “are” doing that kind of work

bring it back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Elaine February 27, 2013 at 3:32 pm

Please renew the Dirty Jobs Show!

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Carrie January 18, 2013 at 1:42 pm

I will miss the show greatly. It show us all the dirty, unsung hero’s in our society. Why would Discovery do this? Best wishes to Mike and his crew.

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Lisa Hopson January 13, 2013 at 4:13 pm

I’m going to miss “Dirty Jobs”. Love this show! Good luck and all the best Mike Rowe.

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Amy Eads December 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm

One of two Discovery channel shows I like watching. This and Deadliest Catch.

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Aha Momenta December 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I am gonne miss me some Mikie. :(

I’m am moist just typing this comment. :)

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