LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- Discovery has canceled its veteran reality series "Dirty Jobs."
Mike Rowe announced the news via a post entitled "A Turkey Without a Pardon: Bidding Farewell to Dirty Jobs" on HuffPost.com this morning. "A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase," he wrote. "One I like to call, 'permanent hiatus.' Or in the more popular industry vernacular, canceled."
The news comes on the heels of last week's cancellation of fellow mainstay "American Chopper."
The show's most recent cycle (8/22/12-9/12/12) - a four-week run dubbed "Dirty Jobs Down Under" - averaged 1.105 million viewers and a 0.5 rating among adults 18-49. "Dirty Jobs" launched as a three-part special in November of 2003, airing 169 episodes spanning nine years.