Discovery Cancels Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs After Eight Seasons
It was dirty job, and Mike Rowe was the man to do it.
Discovery Channel has decided to cancel the popular series Dirty Jobs after eight seasons on the air.
Mike, the show’s creator and executive producer, shared the sad news with fans in a heartfelt article on the Huffington Post.
“Over the years it’s been my pleasure to assure anxious fans that Dirty Jobs is coming back for another season,” wrote Mike. “Alas, this year, I’m afraid I cannot dispel the rumors.”
Once one of Discovery’s highest rated shows, the number of viewers for Dirty Jobs dwindled over the last few years. But Mike credited fans for helping to keep the program afloat by suggesting new jobs for him to investigate.
“Long after I ran out of ideas for more jobs, it was your suggestions that kept us on the air, and our ongoing dialogue made me realize that Dirty Jobs— in spite of it’s aggressive simplicity was endowed with some rather large and universal themes,” Mike wrote.
He championed the show’s ability to stay true to its original idea, writing, “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."
Mike, who does narration for Deadliest Catch, assured fans that he has some promising projects in the works. “Not as dirty perhaps, but exciting nevertheless,” he wrote.