Back when Discovery was still finding its footing in television’s modern age, it wasn’t just Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman of MythBusters that were giving voice to the re-structuring network. One of the most high-profile personalities to come out of Discovery’s 00s era was that of Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe. Presented as the “every man” of Discovery, Rowe trekked across the country in search of the most insane jobs that people do every day to make sure the rest of the modern world runs without a hitch. Many episodes were fascinating, and Rowe’s reactions to the jobs in question were mesmerizing as he, more often than not, put himself smack in the middle of the danger zone.
Unfortunately, like many fun series such as Dirty Jobs, ratings eventually ticked down and Discovery cancelled the series, leaving Rowe to float around the television landscape for the last few years. However, that all changes starting this week as Rowe has gotten a majority of the Dirty Jobs team back together for a new, similarly-themed show on CNN called Somebody’s Gotta Do It, and guess what! There’s a trailer:
It’s really going to be nice to have Mike back on our television screens in a weekly format. Much like Adam and Jamie, Rowe has the magical ability to make even the most mundane of tasks interesting because of his highly exuberant personality, which is exactly what we need more of on television these days.
Somebody’s Gotta Do It premieres Wednesday, October 8th at 9/8c on CNN.