Discovery Channel Cancels Dirty Jobs

Natalie Abrams
TV Guide
Mike Rowe | Photo Credits: Blaine Fisher/Discovery Channel

There are no more Dirty Jobs.

Discovery Channel has canceled the reality show after eight seasons, creator and host Mike Rowe announced in a blog post Wednesday.

One of the network's forerunners to Gold Rush and Deadliest Catch as a workplace reality show, the series recently drew 1.6 million viewers and a 0.5 in the 18 to 49 demographic. 

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"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 wrote. "My first instinct was to immediately pass the news on to you, but frankly, it's taken me a few weeks to digest. 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."

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