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, involved Rowe stepping into the shoes of American laborers with weird, strange or difficult jobs.
"'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," he added in the post.