‘Booze’ and Mike Rowe. Need We Say More?

Mike Rowe has completed 300 dirty jobs for Dirty Jobs. It’s about time someone got the man a drink (aside from the Captains of Deadliest Catch). One of Discovery Channel‘s most well-known personalities and voices is hosting a new three-part series, How Booze Built America, beginning tomorrow night at 10pm ET/PT. The special will look at America’s history with liquor — from Johnny Appleseed’s tie to hard cider to the…

Travel to the ‘Great Barrier Reef’ with Animal Planet on Sunday

Discovery Channel has journeyed Down Under with the latest installments of Dirty Jobs (Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT), and now Animal Planet will be taking viewers to a less dirty world: the Great Barrier Reef. In a new two-hour special, Great Barrier Reef, airing on Sunday, September 9, you’re invited to explore the Earth’s largest living structure spanning more than 1,200 miles and visible from space. As a scuba diver (who…

Discovery Channel Takes ‘Dirty Jobs’ Down Under Tonight

While I don’t have the cool accent, I consider myself a partial Aussie (my mother is still an Australian citizen after nearly 40 years in the U.S.). For that reason (and because I’m a big Mike Rowe fan), I definitely won’t miss Dirty Jobs Down Under. Yes, that’s right, Mike is traveling across the Pacific to the land of Oz and trying his hand at new dirty jobs — from chopping…

Fill Your Holidays With Marathons From Discovery Communications

If you’re looking at long days ahead at your in-laws’ and wondering how you’re going to pass those hours, we have just the answer for you: marathons of your favorite Discovery Communications programs! Here’s a guide to what we’ve got over the next week or two: Friday December 23: Gold Rush on Discovery starting at 9am ET/PT, Dr. G: Medical Examiner Fan Favorites on Discovery Fit & Health starting at…

Tuesdays Just Got Dirtier: ‘Dirty Jobs’ Returns to Discovery with New Episodes

Our favorite sultan of slime and guru of grime, Mike Rowe, is back tonight in an all-new episode of Dirty Jobs tonight at 9pm ET/PT on Discovery Channel. In tonight’s installment, “Dr. Mike” tries his hand at treating Lily, an arthritic goat in need of an acupuncture treatment; next, Mike heads to New Mexico to make baby fish at a walleye hatchery as a “fish squeezer” — a job that…

‘Discover Your Skills’ Program Extended to PSAs, Partnerships

In May, we announced here that Mike Rowe of Discovery Channel‘s Dirty Jobs has partnered with Discovery Communications on a new multimedia initiative, Discover Your Skills, that provides unemployed and underemployed Americans with access to resources for obtaining marketable job skills while also raising the awareness of employment opportunities. It includes www.DiscoverYourSkills.com, an online resource providing links and information to help educate, prepare and advance entry to the workforce.  Today,…

Discovery Communications Launches ‘Discover Your Skills’ with Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe

Discovery Channel’s Mike Rowe has become an advocate for skilled laborers and the American workforce, through Dirty Jobs, mikeroweWORKS and more. At the same time, Discovery Communications has been educating the world for almost 26 years and highlighting hardworking men and women that are the backbone of communities and our economy. Today, Discovery and Mike are announcing a new multimedia initiative, Discover Your Skills, that will provide unemployed and underemployed…

Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery & Science Channel Celebrate January Ratings

2011 is off to a good start for Discovery’s U.S. networks, as Discovery Channel, Investigation Discovery and Science Channel mark January with new ratings records for new and returning series. Discovery Channel is enjoying its second highest January ever among Men 25-54. The success is thanks to new series Gold Rush: Alaska, Flying Wild Alaska and Sons of Guns, as well as viewer favorites American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior and…

Happy Holidays from Discovery Communications!

Today is Thursday, December 23, and we’re going to sign off for a few days to enjoy the holidays.  We wish all Discovery Blog readers a wonderful holiday and a creative, curiosity-filled 2011!! We’ll be back in January with the latest Discovery-related news. We’ll leave you with this Christmas picture of Dirty Jobs ‘ Mike Rowe and producer Dave Barsky (author of Barsky’s Blog).

Explore the World & Share a Pint with Discovery Channel’s ‘Brew Masters’

This Sunday, November 21, Discovery Channel will premiere Brew Masters, a new series that follows craft brewer Sam Calagione and the Dogfish Head Brewery team as they explore regions of the country and world in the search of inspiration for the perfect brew. Last Friday, we shared info about the launch of the new Brew Masters Facebook page and Meetup site… and now we’re excited to announce a new social…