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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.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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