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“Dirty Jobs” heads down under

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe (pictured) is heading to Australia, with U.S. net Discovery Channel lining up a spin-off series that will launch later this month.
August 10, 2012

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe (pictured) is heading to Australia, with U.S. net Discovery Channel lining up a spin-off series that will launch later this month.

Dirty Jobs Down Under will launch August 22 at 10 p.m. EST and is produced by Pilgrim Film & Television. Like the U.S. series, the Australian spin-off will see Rowe trying his hand at some of the world’s dirtiest jobs.

The show kicks off with the host travelling to Australia’s northern coast to work with Aboriginals. Later in the series he travels to the Western Australian town of Darwin to become a ‘Toadbuster,’ helping irritated locals deal with a Cane Toad epidemic.

Craig Piligian, Eddie Rohwedder and Mike Rowe are the show’s executive producers, and Anna Geddes is the exec producer for Discovery.

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