We’ve seen television host Mike Rowe do just about every job that involves getting dirty. He understands that to tell a great story, he needs to roll up his sleeves and get to work.
Rowe has moved over to a different show and a different network that will allow him to do other work than just the dirty ones. When he stopped at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee to help with the #MoreMonsterJam, he still did get a bit of dirt on him though.
At 8 p.m. tonight on CNN, Rowe will feature his experience on "Somebody’s Gotta Do It." According to the staff at the Bradley Center, Rowe helped with the dirt dump, got behind the wheel of a Monster Jam truck and helped construct the competition floor.
Here’s a video promotion of the show.
And here is some footage from Milwaukee.
MONSTERS: Monster Week will be returning to Animal Planet this May. The slate of TV specials and shows goes for nine days, proving that most television programmers have always been bad at math.
Some of the highlights from Monster Week – running from Sunday, May 17 through Monday, May 25 – include polar bears that have taken over a town, a stalking tiger that has killed 10 people in India and "Killer Hornets from Hell," which sounds like a bad horror movie.
Meanwhile, "Monster Island" will show a team of expert hunters hired on to cull an invasive species that are infected by the contagious and deadly Brucellosis microbe.
BIG RATINGS: The 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards brought in 900,000 viewers on Sunday night for the Pop network. For perspective, that’s about every television in the Milwaukee market being tuned into one show.
The show was the most-watched live event on Pop and the largest in eight years for when the cable outlet was the TV Guide Channel.
The program also was the second highest ranked show in Nielsen’s Twitter TV Ratings for the night, just behind "Game of Thrones." The live awards show out-ranked the 2015 Radio Disney Music Awards, "WWE Extreme Rules" and "Keeping up with the Kardashians" in the Nielsen Twitter TV rankings.
Pop aired two telecasts of the Daytime Emmy Awards with the live broadcast at 7 p.m. and a repeat at 10 p.m. The television broadcast was done by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS), Pop and Michael Levitt Productions.
Some highlights from the broadcast included:
- The show’s open featured Ellen DeGeneres and Matt Lauer announcing an end to their prank war … or at least that’s what viewers were led to believe.
- Host Tyra Banks brought her promised fierce, fabulous energy and sported a new cropped haircut. Tyra spoke of her love of the classic Sally Jesse Raphael show before she surprised the audience with a rap performance.
- Television icon Betty White was bestowed a "Lifetime Achievement Award" during which Regis Philbin, Tom Bergeron, Fred Willard, Marie Osmond and Charo played a game of "Password" which celebrated her love of the game show and her many appearances during its run. The 93-year-old’s best television moments were featured in a career showcase spanning more than 60 years and seven Emmy Awards.
- The late comedian and television legend Joan Rivers was remembered, and her emotional Daytime Emmy Awards speech from her 1990 win moved the audience. Joan’s daughter Melissa Rivers gave tribute to her mother and introduced the In Memoriam tribute. Singer Babyface performed "Gone Too Soon" as talent from the daytime community was remembered.
- Tessanne Chin, winner of season five of the "The Voice," wowed the audience by performing, "What I Did For Love" alongside a montage of some of the most romantic scenes from all the soap series.
- "Days of Our Lives," which celebrated its 50th anniversary on television, was honored on-stage with a cast reunion led by fan favorite Deidre Hall.
- The iconic "General Hospital" duo known as Luke and Laura was reunited when actors Tony Geary and Genie Francis presented the Best Drama Series award.
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