It’s a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Mike Rowe, a champion of essential workers, is rolling up his sleeves to celebrate the next generation of hardworking men and women who have made civilized life possible.
On March 18, 2021, Mike Rowe joined AI Coating crews, completed a commercial kitchen epoxy flooring job. The job involved removing the existing floor coating, preparing the concrete substrate, and applying new epoxy floor coatings.
In Dirty Jobs: Season 9, Episode 2, Mike Rowe joins a fourth-generation fisherman’s crew in Georgia as they harvest cannonball Jellyfish for food, a trade known as Jellyballing. Then Mike helps a father-son team (AI Coating) install epoxy flooring at a restaurant in time for the dinner rush.
When asked to comment on the return of this iconic series, Mike quoted The Godfather, “Just when I thought I was out,” he joked, “they pulled me back in! Actually, I’ve been flattered over the last year by hundreds of letters from loyal fans, urging me to reboot the series, and I’m excited and honored to introduce the country to a new batch of hardworking Americans who aren’t afraid to get dirty. Also, I can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year.”
“Mike Rowe and ‘Dirty Jobs’ have been part of Discovery’s DNA for nearly two decades. I’m especially excited for a whole new generation of viewers to see Mike take on some pretty wild jobs that are messy as they get,” said Nancy Daniels, Chief Brand Officer, Discovery & Factual. “This series is more than just doing a tough job. It’s about shining a spotlight on those who make an impact in our lives without many of us even knowing it.”
The popular franchise, which first aired on Discovery from 2005 to 2013 and rebooted as a limited series (DIRTY JOBS: ROW’D TRIP), will show Mike back in action as he showcases the unsung heroes of this country. It’s time to get dirty – again!