Dirty Jobs Down Under with Mike Rowe premieres tonight

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Mike Rowe had to head to Australia to find some new dirt to turn for the Discovery Channel.

Mike Rowe is getting down (under) and dirty tonight with the premiere of his new Discovery Channel series, Dirty Jobs Down Under with Mike Rowe.

Fans have been eagerly awaiting Mike Rowe, narrator for the Emmy-winning Discovery Channel hit Deadliest Catch, to make a return with his own show, Dirty Jobs. Having left no dirt unturned Stateside, Rowe and crew headed to Australia for all new adventures in filthy occupations. Some great searches in dirt are scheduled for this season, including:

  • Mike's journey begins as he travels the dangerous roads to Australia's northern coast to work with Aboriginals who have lived off the land for more than 40,000 years. It's a dirty adventure that leaves Mike speechless as he works and hunts with tribal leaders.
  • Later this season, Mike will journey to Adelaide, Australia, home to one of the world's most poisonous snakes- the Eastern Brown. While deadly, the snakes are protected by Australian law and cannot be killed so Mike teams up with local business "Snakes Away" where he learns how to capture a snake without getting bit. The Eastern Brown snake has no known anti-venom and can kill a grown person in less than fourteen minutes, so Mike realizes in this business there is no room for mistakes.
  • Next up is the Western Australia town of Darwin - ground zero for the Cane Toad epidemic. Unlike the indigenous snakes of Australia, these toads are not native to Australia and have quickly destroyed the local ecosystem. Joining with fed up locals, Mike becomes a "Toadbuster" in the war against these pesky invaders and soon learns this battle ain't pretty.

Dirty Jobs Down Under with Mike Rowe, produced by Pilgrim Film & Television, premieres on the Discovery Channel tonight, Wednesday, August 22, at 10 p.m. (ET).

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