Dirty Jobs

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Dirty Jobs
Dirty Jobs-Logo.jpg
Premiere pilot:
November 7, 2003
series:
July 26, 2005
Airs On hiatus
Creator Mike Rowe
Host Mike Rowe
Network/Provider Discovery Channel
Style 60-minute reality
Company Pilgrim Studios
Seasons 9
Episodes 169 (through season 9)
Status Renewed through season 10 (2021)
Origin USA

Dirty Jobs is the Discovery Channel's look at the unappealing, unsanitary, or simply unbelievable work that goes on all over the United States every day. Host Mike Rowe visits workers and learns their trades. He then puts what he learns into action, performing the dirty job himself. From diving for golf balls to recycling sludge, Rowe suffers for the amusement and edification of the television audience.

Contents

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Discovery Channel
Pilots November 7, 2003 November 21, 2003 3
Season One July 26, 2005 August 30, 2005 6
Season Two September 27, 2005 August 29, 2006 23 + 9
Season Three November 28, 2006 November 27, 2007 23 + 6
Season Four January 8, 2008 June 9, 2008 14 + 4
Season Five October 7, 2008 February 17, 2009 16 + 5
Season Six October 6, 2009 February 9, 2010 18 + 4
Season Seven October 19, 2010 March 1, 2011 19 + 4
Season Eight December 13, 2011 February 21, 2012 11
Season Nine: Dirty Jobs Down Under August 22, 2012 September 12, 2012 4
Season Ten 2021

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Summary

Dirty Jobs has had two primary kinds of releases: season sets and collections. The seasons set are only available from the Discovery Channel store. The first one released was Season 1, which included all of the pilot and season 1 episodes as well as the first season 2 episode. The sets labeled Season 2 and after are mistitled, because instead of starting with the second season, they start with the third season. So the Season 2 set includes all 23 regular episodes and 1 special episode from season 3 and first episode from season 4, and the Season 3 set includes the rest of the regular episodes from season 4 and the first 11 episodes of season 5. The collections, which are available outside of the Discovery Channel stores, include various assortments of episodes.


Title Release Discs
Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season 1
Discovery Channel store Pilots, Season 1 and first Season 2 episode
July 1, 2006 5
Season 2
Discovery Channel store Season 3 and first Season 4 episode
January 11, 2008 7
Season 3
Discovery Channel store Season 4 and ¾ of Season 5
May 1, 2009 6
Season 4
Discovery Channel store Rest of Season 5 and all of Season 6
April 6, 2010 6
Partial Season Sets  (Region 1)
Season 3, Volume 1
Discovery Channel store Most of Season 4
October 1, 2008 3
Episode Collections  (Region 1)
Collection 1 September 4, 2007 purchase 3
Collection 2
First half of Season 3
February 5, 2008 purchase 2
Collection 3
More of Season 3, Some of Season 4
August 26, 2008 purchase 2
Collection 4
Rest of Seasons 3 and 4
February 24, 2009 purchase 3
Collection 5 January 26, 2010 purchase 2
Something Fishy February 23, 2010 purchase 1
Collection 6 September 7, 2010 purchase 2