Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs" has been canceled after eight seasons. The reality series, which debuted in 2005 and explored unique, obscure, unsavory and often hazardous workplaces, was hosted by Mike Rowe.
He took on the challenge of immersing himself in every job he came across, including everything from an owl vomit collector and a cow vet to a bologna maker and a bug detective. Rowe has written a blog for The Huffington Post confirming the sad news that his show is to end, but he says he has had a blast.
He writes: "Over the years it's been my pleasure to assure anxious fans that 'Dirty Jobs' is coming back for another season. And indeed, we always have. Alas, this year, I'm afraid I cannot dispel the rumors. 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."
He added, "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.
"Nevertheless, the future is here, and while it does not appear to contain any more Dirty Jobs, it will almost certainly include another Thanksgiving. So, in the spirit of the holiday, I'd like to thank those people most responsible for reinvigorating my erstwhile career, and launching the most honest show in the history of reality TV."
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