"Dirty Jobs Down Under with Mike Rowe" is back on Discovery Channel.

Season 9

He's left no dirt unturned Stateside; now Mike Rowe takes the show on the road trying his hand at the world's dirtiest jobs and heading to Australia for all new adventures in filth for Season 9.

Mike's journey begins as he travels the dangerous roads to Australia's northern coast to work with Aboriginals who have lived off the land for more than 40,000 years. It's a dirty adventure that leaves Mike speechless as he works and hunts with tribal leaders.

Later in Season 9, Mike will journey to Adelaide, Australia, home to one of the world's most poisonous snakes- the Eastern Brown. While deadly, the snakes are protected by Australian law and cannot be killed so Mike teams up with local business "Snakes Away" where he learns how to capture a snake without getting bit. The Eastern Brown snake has no known anti-venom and can kill a grown person in less than fourteen minutes, so Mike realizes in this business there is no room for mistakes.

Next up is the Western Australia town of Darwin — ground zero for the Cane Toad epidemic. Unlike the indigenous snakes of Australia, these toads are not native to Australia and have quickly destroyed the local ecosystem. Joining with fed up locals, Mike becomes a "Toadbuster" in the war against these pesky invaders and soon learns this battle ain't pretty.

Season 8

"Dirty Jobs" on Discovery Channel returns with the world's most sought-after guinea pig for all things dirty, grimy and messy. Host and creator Mike Rowe travels the country to showcase the downright dirty jobs that most people would go out of their way to avoid. From toilet crushers to maple syrup processers to camel ranchers, Mike serves as apprentice to the hard-working and skilled men and women who make civilized life possible for the rest of us each and every day.

Since the series first debuted in 2005, "Dirty Jobs" has provided an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at more than 200 dirty jobs (and counting!) — in industries ranging from construction to sanitation to manufacturing. In recent episodes Mike tried his hand at hydrodam mechanics, cedar log peeling, glass making, dung beetle researching and fireworks manufacturing, among various others, adding even more diversity to his extensive resume.

"Dirty Jobs," which was nominated for its second consecutive Emmy this year for Outstanding Reality Program, has become one of Discovery Channel's highest-rated shows.

"Dirty Jobs" is produced by Pilgrim Film & Television. Craig Piligian, Eddie Rohwedder and Mike Rowe are executive producers. Anna Geddes is executive producer for Discovery.


Network: Discovery Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: July 19, 2005
Seasons: 9
Theme Song:
"We Care a Lot" performed by Faith No More
Production Company: Pilgrim Films & Television

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