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No more ´Dirty Jobs´ on Discovery
Los Angeles Times, by Yvonne Villarreal

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 11/22/2012 10:30:10 AM

There are countless dirty jobs, and someone´s got to do them -- but now we won´t get to see Mike Rowe trying his hand at them: Discovery is pulling the plug on on its long-running reality series "Dirty Jobs." Rowe, the show´s host/creator/executive producer, announced the news in a blog post Wednesday. "A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase," he wrote. "One I like to call, ´permanent hiatus.´ Or in the more popular industry vernacular, canceled." The series, which spanned eight seasons

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smoolie, 11/22/2012 10:38:35 AM     (No. 9029232)

Watched twice, Rowe did not seem to be a very nice person. Never watched again. To bad about the crew losing jobs ´though.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: F16 guy, 11/22/2012 10:39:14 AM     (No. 9029234)

The people that do these dirty jobs every day are the ones we really need to thank on this special day.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dreadnought, 11/22/2012 10:46:57 AM     (No. 9029250)

That Ohio appearance with Mitt Romney in late September had absolutely nothing to do with the cancellation.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: KG4Bush, 11/22/2012 10:48:25 AM     (No. 9029253)

I enjoyed the show. I became more appreciative to those who "work" every day. There are many many jobs that we really should be aware and be more appreicative. Too bad, it´s cancelled.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: wilko, 11/22/2012 10:48:52 AM     (No. 9029254)

He probably makes more money doing the Ford commercials.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: javaboy, 11/22/2012 11:14:30 AM     (No. 9029319)

One of the best reality shows on TV. I think it is entertaining. But more importantly, I think the people highlighted on the show (the "hard working men and women") who are so absent from the entire Liberal world.

If the occupy people, the nth generation welfare recipients, and a large portion of the people in Congress had even a fraction of the work ethic the people on this show highlighted, then the world would be a much more productive place.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Safari Man, 11/22/2012 11:15:01 AM     (No. 9029322)

see #4


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Reply 8 - Posted by: bkt23, 11/22/2012 11:19:27 AM     (No. 9029332)

Mike Rowe is a very intelligent, thoughtful person with conservative leanings. I´d like to see him run for public office, in fact.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: killerbee, 11/22/2012 11:20:11 AM     (No. 9029333)

Excellent show. Extremely educational. We live in such a sanitized world, people never even know these jobs exist. Mike Rowe is a great host for exactly this kind of thing.

I am certain his strong support for Mitt Romney was part of the decision to cancel. Entertainment industry black list strikes again.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: busterman, 11/22/2012 11:28:33 AM     (No. 9029350)

The episode where he caught snakes and the one with the worm farm and s*** creek were hilarious!

We really need a conservative network for REAL entertainment.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: JLoophole, 11/22/2012 11:31:51 AM     (No. 9029354)

I thought the same as 4. Plus, we don´t want to make the Obamaphone folk uncomfortable as they watch their cable TV.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Grambo, 11/22/2012 11:40:36 AM     (No. 9029368)

#4 lives in Realville.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bevan, 11/22/2012 11:47:21 AM     (No. 9029380)

Look it up on Youtube. Mike Rowe has given some wonderful speeches on cumpuses about the value of hard work and that he saw more satisfaction in the people that do these dirty jobs than 9 to 5ers.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: LadyHen, 11/22/2012 11:56:52 AM     (No. 9029396)

Mike Rowe was a great host and Dirty Jobs has been a family favorite of ours for years now. 7 years is a good run and Rowe will never lack in work. His voice has been used in narration in countless shows and commercials over the years. His biography tells me he is a go getter, a hard worker, and practices what he preaches on this show. I wish him and his devoted crew the best.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: thelmalou, 11/22/2012 12:03:25 PM     (No. 9029408)

Well, whatever the reason, the loss is Discovery´s, not Mike Rowe´s. DJ will run into perpetuity on other channels, and he will continue to be a success. Also, Mike is completely dishy. Just thought I´d add that obvious factoid. ;)


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Reply 16 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 11/22/2012 12:08:54 PM     (No. 9029421)

Dirty Jobs is one of the very few shows I watch on TV. Going to miss it. I, too, also subscribe to the theory that his public support for Romney played a large part in its cancellation. It would be informative to know how much negative feedback the network received from viewers after Rowe´s appearance for Romney. Might give some indication of whether the decision was motivated by that, or if it was completely payback by the network.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: capt scurvey, 11/22/2012 12:30:40 PM     (No. 9029457)

Once again, the Left demonstrates that their ideology trumps all...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: berthabutt, 11/22/2012 12:31:49 PM     (No. 9029458)

I´m with those who believe Mike got the jackboot from Disc. Channel libs for daring go against the entertainment party line. These pampered fools don´t have any concept of what the real world takes to revolve each day. Mike was such a boost to the working men & women he showcased, & yes, sometimes teased. Stupid execs should be tied to chairs with their eyes taped open and watch Bill Whittle´s youtube on Afterburner, ´Three & 1/2 Days´, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAOrT0OcHh0&list=PLABCC53F051B98328&index=13&feature=plcp ,about how the luxuries they take for granted actually are made possible. And they should be Thankful!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 11/22/2012 1:06:33 PM     (No. 9029502)

The people doing the dirty jobs will be unemployed in the next few years due to the Obama economy.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Mysterylover, 11/22/2012 1:17:28 PM     (No. 9029515)

Kelsey Grammer, conservative, show was also just cancelled. No coincidence I´m sure.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 11/22/2012 1:51:18 PM     (No. 9029550)

Mike Rowe has a devlishly wicked sence of humor, maybe #1 didn´t get that. DJ is a wonderful insight into the world of WORK that the left never sees - neither the fine suited pol nor the knuckle-dragging obamafoniac. Gonna miss Mike, but he´ll be just fine. If he should run for office - a dirty job in itself, he´d get a good portion of the women´s vote!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: bob913, 11/22/2012 1:52:48 PM     (No. 9029553)

There is now nothing to watch on the Discovery channel. Nothing.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: lyndsey, 11/22/2012 2:55:26 PM     (No. 9029615)

I will miss this show. It was one of the most educational shows on tv and gave me a real respect for the work that people do. It is a darn shame that it has been cancelled

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Reply 24 - Posted by: tipover, 11/22/2012 4:02:03 PM     (No. 9029686)

A good show, a good run. I remember him asking for new ideas for the show (last year?). After 8 years they may have been running short of good subject matter.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: locarno, 11/22/2012 8:25:29 PM     (No. 9029897)

I think #26 hit the nail on the head. After 8 years, they´ve simply run out of fresh ideas. But it was one of the very few programs that I watched on TV. And Rowe is a funny guy. He always saw the value in not only educating, but in entertaining as well. I´ll miss the show.

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