Dirty Jobs

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Dirty Jobs
Dirty Jobs-Logo.jpg
Premiere pilot:
November 7, 2003
series:
July 26, 2005
Finale September 12, 2012
Creator Mike Rowe
Host Mike Rowe
Network Discovery Channel
Style 60-minute reality
Company Pilgrim Studios
Seasons 9
Episodes 169
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

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 Date #
Season Sets
Season 1
Pilots, Season 1 and first Season 2 episode
July 2006 5§


Season 2
Season 3 and first Season 4 episode
January 11, 2008 7§


Season 3
Season 4 and ¾ of Season 5
May 2009 6§


Season 4
Rest of Season 5 and all of Season 6
April 6, 2010 6§


Partial Season Sets
Season 3, Volume 1
Most of Season 4
October 1, 2008 3§


Episode Collections
Collection 1 September 4, 2007 3

purchase

Collection 2
First half of Season 3
February 5, 2008 2

purchase

Collection 3
More of Season 3, Some of Season 4
August 26, 2008 2

purchase

Collection 4
Rest of Seasons 3 and 4
February 24, 2009 3

purchase

Collection 5 January 26, 2010 2

purchase

Something Fishy February 23, 2010 1

purchase

Collection 6 September 7, 2010 2

purchase

§ only available through Discovery Channel stores