Extreme Reality TV

Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe started a trend when he began jumping headfirst into even the messiest of occupations. Now there's a whole crop of shows about professions most viewers know very little about -- from fishing to logging to ice road trucking. They can get intense, but they're also pretty interesting!

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Alaska family pilots unfriendly skies in warm reality show.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2011)
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Animal jobs are exciting and potentially dangerous.
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Network: NatGeoWild
(2013)
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Modern-day cowboys demonstrate hard work in riveting docu.
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Network: Animal Planet
(2010)
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Action-packed reality show OK for older tweens and up.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2006)
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Ick and shtick will appeal to older tweens and up.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2006)
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Spin-off takes ick and shtick to Australia; some language.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2012)
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Dangerous driving makes for exciting reality show.
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Network: History
(2007)
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Deep-sea rivalry plays out in rough reality show.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2007)
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Gritty gold mining reality series has some salty vocab.
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Network: Discovery Channel
(2011)
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Docuseries offers peek into living-off-the-land subculture.
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Network: National Geographic Channel
(2014)
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Restaurant reality has rowdy behavior but lots of heart.
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Network: A&E
(2014)
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Gold mining reality features rough-and-tough guys.
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Network: National Geographic Channel
(2013)
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Eel fishing reality show stars rough characters.
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Network: Animal Planet
(2014)
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The intense reality of extreme conservation work.
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Network: Animal Planet
(2008)

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