Thursday, November 22, 2012

No More Dirty Jobs

Apparently Mike Rowe has worked every dirty job known to man because the show is ending. Earlier this week Discovery announced that American Chopper was ending after a decade and now Dirty Jobs is gone after 8 years. Discovery plans on focusing on things that matter to Americans like toddler pageants, interventions and theorizing that Caylee Anthony was killed by aliens. "A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase." Mike wrote. "One I like to call, 'permanent hiatus.' Or in the more popular industry vernacular, canceled. '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."

Mike will be missed, but I suppose he will still have his Ford commercials and if things get really rough, he can always head back to QVC.

24 comments:

dee123 said...

8 years is a good run.

SusanB said...

No more Mike Rowe? Noooooooooooooo!

Henriette said...

Wonder if he is going to finally come back to San Francisco. He has an apartment here and allegedly a girlfriend no one sees.

bobbi_1025 said...

Oh my mother in law is going to be heartbroken! And I will shed a tear or two. Love him.

Labybug42 said...

At least he still has a couple other shows he narrates..deadliest catch is one of my favorites. :)

kriss_t said...

Love this show! It's so great. I'll be sad to see it go!

PuggleWug said...

The monkey episode, where some of the crew got attacked, was the best. I will miss this show. Happy Thanksgiving all! If you don't celebrate, or if you aren't in the states, then just have an awesome day!

Rickatoo said...

QVC or Opera! Or he can come to my house, I've got some Dirty Jobs for him over here...

Rickatoo said...

QVC or Opera! Or he can come to my house, I've got some Dirty Jobs for him over here...

CamColty said...

Me too !

Tuxedo Cat said...

He's such a natural on TV, he can probably write his own ticket at this point....

minerpoteet said...

10 to 1 he runs for some political office.

smash said...

Sads :(

Steph said...

I love his voice

timebob said...

I think Discovery will put him in new shows. He is a popular brand and they aren't going to let that fish go.

Sherry said...

Mike Rowe is totally hot. My husband and I used to laugh when there was a cute girl on one of the shows and say, bet he's banging her as soon as they wrap for the day.

MissCrop609 said...

Oh I'm going to miss Mike Rowe's sexy ass. You've got to watch the YouTube video of Mike Rowe selling figurines on QVC. It's hilarious! I can stop laughing every time I see it. Mike looks like he wants to crack up himself.

All about Eve said...

I'll miss him, and yes that episode with the attacking monkeys may not sound funny but it was!

Momster said...

my favorite was the vomiting birds, lol---sooo gross but so funny.

I thought he had a long time girlfriend that he met when she was modeling for QVC?

Tuxedo Cat said...

Discovery would have to be total idiots not to keep him! I hope he doesn't move to really late night TV cause kids really love him.

I hope he doesn't retire. There are so many idiots that shouldn't be on TV, but he was made for it and it for him...

Henriette said...

@momster
Rowe lives in San Francisco. He used to host a local program here called Evening Magazine. Rumor has it he did not get along with his co-host who never hit it as big as him. There's supposed to be a phantom girlfriend, which is what I was alluding to in my original post.

MadLyb said...

I hope he gets another gig. I like the guy.

Solitary Angel said...

Oh nooo! Love that sexy man--if his show ran out of dirty jobs and they just filmed him walking around cracking jokes & singing, I'd still DVR the sh*t out of it. Hope he gets another show!!!

mngddess said...

I love Mike Rowe, and I am going to miss the show. @Henriette - according to Mike, he lives in San Francisco, has had a long time live-in girlfriend (over 10 years) whom he has never married. I am pretty sure she is not in the business. And I don't know about him not getting along with his Evening Magazine co-host. He made a brief appearance on one of her subsequent programs. Anyway - after all Mike's been through, I hope he takes a six month vacation!