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Why Mike Rowe says “poo” even though CNN allows him two “shit”s

Since the early days of Dirty Jobs, and less frequently on CNN’s Somebody’s Gotta Do It, Mike Rowe has interacted with all kinds of filth. Some of it has even gotten on him, from sewage to animal waste. Whenever he encounters feces, he calls it “poo.” Not “crap,” “shit,” or “poop,” but the rather juvenile …

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Mike Rowe’s awesome challenge to TV critics, TV industry

Mike Rowe’s new CNN series Somebody’s Gotta Do It may seem a lot like Dirty Jobs, since he travels the country to meet interesting people and participate in their lives, but Rowe told TV critics recently that it’s not as much about actual jobs. But what the series will retain–besides production company Pilgrim Studios–is its …

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Dirty Jobs, Project Greenlight each returning, basically, but with new networks, twists

Two excellent but cancelled series are essentially returning to television, though on different networks and with slightly different formats. Mike Rowe’s Dirty Jobs-like series Somebody’s Gotta Do It will air on CNN this fall, while Starz’s first reality series will essentially be Project Greenlight, though The Chair has the twist of two different directors producing …

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Jobs that Bite is an insane clone of Dirty Jobs, and Mike Rowe’s response is a must-read

The now-cancelled series Dirty Jobs was hosted by Mike Rowe and produced by Pilgrim Films and Television for the Discovery Channel; the new series Jobs that Bite is hosted by Jeremy Brandt and produced by Half Yard Productions for NatGeo WILD. Yet the new series is such a blatant rip-off of the cancelled series that …

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Dirty Jobs cancelled; Mike Rowe thanks those involved with “the most honest show in the history of reality TV”

The Discovery Channel cancelled American Chopper last week, and now Dirty Jobs has been cancelled, too, according to its star, Mike Rowe. Both shows were produced by Craig Piligian’s Pilgrim Studios. Mike Rowe wrote on his blog, in part: “A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new …

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Mike Rowe didn’t endorse Mitt Romney, but will probably vote for him

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe appeared with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney two weeks ago, says that wasn’t an endorsement–but he will likely vote for Romney anyway. The event was a campaign appearance billed as a roundtable with people involved with manufacturing jobs, and before it, the Romney campaign announced that Rowe would endorse Romney, …

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