Friday, December 01, 2006

DIRTY JOBS With Mike Rowe Returns For Third Season On Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel Series Proves There′s No Shortage Of DIRTY JOBS; Launches New Season With Hands-On Apprentice Mike Rowe

Sporting hip waders, rubber gloves and anti-bacterial soap, quintessential apprentice and host Mike Rowe geared up for a third season of DIRTY JOBS that debuted Tuesday, November 28 on Discovery Channel.

The votes are in, and the people have spoken. They want to see more dirt, and they want Mike Rowe to give it to them. Mike, of course, is happy to oblige, using suggestions that come directly from many viewers themselves. Returning with all-new episodes, Mike builds upon his already extensive resume immersed in dirt, grime and filth as he explores the stories of ordinary heroes who perform vital occupational tasks so the rest of us don′t have to.

Upcoming World Premiere DIRTY JOBS episodes include: Tuesday, December 5 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Its housekeeping and lunch room duties for Mike Rowe as he joins a rowdy construction crew in California and learns the dusty art of concrete stamping. Then at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, Mike joins the penguin keeper as he crawls into the habitat nests to clean out the poo, feathers, food and dirt that the little tuxedo wearers have left strewn about. In Maine , Mike wades into the muck and mire of a tidal flat to go digging for bloodworms. The bloodworm industry may be a multimillion-dollar-a-year business, but for Mike it′s a very dirty job that leaves him floundering in mud.

Tuesday, December 12 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
In Stamford, Connecticut, Mike joins the US Army Corps of Engineers to clean up the barrier that holds back the sea, including washing all of the muck, sediment and marine life out of every compartment and down each level. Then Mike pays a visit to McShane Ð the place where the best bells in the world are made. Mike joins in the long-standing tradition of making bell molds from horse manure and mud. Later he proudly pours, polishes and finishes a new bell while also restoring an old one.

Tuesday, December 19 at 9 PM (ET/PT)
Mike′s work in home deconstruction helps pave the way for rebuilding the hurricane damaged city of New Orleans . The recycled building materials go to The Green Project - a used building supply store that rehabs and restores materials so they can be recycled to maintain the heritage of the city. Then, Mike joins the good fight with the crew of the New Orleans Mosquito Abatement Board to battle the flying pests that are making life miserable for everybody post-Katrina. Mike helps ′fish′ for ways to control the annoying little creatures by using tiny fish as their biggest allies in protecting the Gulf Coast from a nasty mosquito infestation.