'Dirty Jobs' Cancelled By Discovery Channel
The popular Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs has been cancelled, according to show host Mike Rowe, 50.
Rowe explains that he was informed of the show’s departure a few weeks ago, but had trouble digesting the news. “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,” he wrote in blog post on the Huffington Post.
In addition to thanking producers, his crew members and fans, Rowe also reflected on the show. “I can't say that Dirty Jobs never jumped the shark (since I literally leaped over one in season two), but I'm proud to say it's still the same hatchet. The last episode looked pretty much like the first. We didn't become something we weren't. We never shared the sewer with Paris Hilton, and we never invited you to 'tune in next week for a very special Dirty Jobs.' We stuck to the mission statement. We stayed small. We worked hard. And we had a hell of a good time. It was as they say, a very good run.”
This is the second long-time Discovery Channel series to be cancelled in the past few weeks. This December, American Chopper will air its final episode.