Bad news, Dirty Jobs fans: According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Discovery Channel has opted to cancel the series after eight seasons. 

"Over the years it's been my pleasure to assure anxious fans that Dirty Jobs is coming back for another season," series host Mike Rowe wrote regarding the network's decision in an entry on his blog today, "and indeed, we always have. Alas, this year, I'm afraid I cannot dispel the rumors. A few weeks ago, I was officially informed that Dirty Jobs had entered into a new phase. One I like to call, 'permanent hiatus.' Or in the more popular industry vernacular, canceled."

The unscripted series, which followed Rowe as he performed the grossest jobs known to man, is the second long-running series to be cancelled by Discovery in recent days; just last week, the network announced the end of American Chopper, which had been on the air for ten years.

Discovery has released no comment on the decision.

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[via The Hollywood Reporter]