Aug 1 2008Casting Couch: Host A Show On The Discovery Channel -- Super Testing!!


The Discovery Channel has an open casting call until midnight on August 6th looking for a male host for a new show they're producing -- Super Testing. So what is Super Testing?

The show explores the world of extreme testing - a world of explosions, planned crashes, and controlled chaos. The show is produced on a level as big as the subjects it covers. There are no scale models. No recreations. No "staged reality". Our cameras are involved in actual tests conducted by the U.S. military, government agencies, corporations and inventors around the world.

And who are they looking for?

We're looking for someone who is:

* In his late 30s to early 40s.

* Smart - he needs to be credible in his interactions with scientists and engineers. Science, stuntman, or engineering background is a strong plus. He does not have to be an "expert" in science or engineering per se, but should grasp the science or engineering concepts at least well enough to ask the kind of intelligent questions that our intelligent viewers appreciate.

* Tough, but an "Everyman" - He should be credible dealing with military officials, mechanics, pilots, test subjects - the whole range of folks who build things and sometimes blow things up all in the name of progress. Military, construction, or mechanical engineering background is a strong plus. He should come off as knowledgeable but likeable - and definitely a man's man.

* Charismatic, but not too "hosty" - He should be able to explain the who-what-where-when-how of the testing in a clear, direct, and always conversational way. We need someone who seems comfortable in his own skin and comfortable on camera. But he should also be comfortable letting the light shine on the real stars of the show - the people who he encounters, who make "super testing" a reality.

Interesting, Discovery channel. But you could have made it a lot shorter. It should have read:

We're looking for someone who is:

Mike Rowe.

And, since it's Friday and I have a man-crush on Mike Rowe that's borderline sexual, I've included several MUST MUST MUST SEE videos of Mike when he used to sell crap on QVC. If you're a Mike Rowe fan you must watch them, and even if you're not, they're hilarious. Search Youtube for a bunch more if you like them.

Selling the Katsak cat toy:

Precious Moments Figurine:

Seagull Jewelry:

Super Testing Casting

Thanks John, I hope you get the job. Then you could invite me on the show to blow something up. Like my ex's condo.

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Reader Comments

GIVE THIS GUY THE JOB RIGHT NOW!!!! He mentioned HOOTERS while trying to shill Precious Moments figurines!!!! I LOVE THIS GUY!!!

Mike Rowe is so incredibly sexy. So, so incredibly sexy. Rawr.

Rocky, he already has a hosting job.

Geekologie writer: Freakin Awesome job pulling these videos up. Love "Dirtiest Jobs" show. It is great to see how Mike got started. Loved the hooters line Who do we talk to in order to get Mike the job hosting the Emmy awards?

I can just see it now, by the time the opening monologue is over Mike, the stage and first 6 rows of the audience are covered in rotten fish guts and pig crap and Mike says "MMMM, tasty" as they cut to commercial...

Mike Row is so hot.

Uh, that would be Mike Rowe*

My 'e' button is acting up. And NO I am not lying. Bitches.

Jim... all I have to say to your comment about already having a hosting job is "so?"

What are you, his f***ing agent?

why do you have such a man crush on mike rowe, are you a gay or something??

Dugg for the videos! Mike Rowe is so flippin cool. If you don't have a man crush on him, that's when you need to wonder if you're gay or not.

I love Mike Rowe. Sincerely and deeply.

Shove this up your tailpipe:
So much like my dreams it's scary.

Yeah, he's totally hot.

i'm so glad the discovery channel picked up mike rowe. these qvc vids are kinda... depressing. MIKE ROWE SHOW US YOUR TITS!

You know who would be better than Mike Rowe, is Ben Bailey... i think thats his name, the host from Cash Cab. Very knowledgable, intelligent, likeable, and unlike Mike Rowe, he doesnt look like a whimp.

lol my name is mike rowe hahahah no for realz

mike rowe is a total dream boat..
..especially when he's shirtless and wrestling aligators..

As I was reading the description for the host, Mike Rowe's face kept flashing in my head. Nice to see that I'm not the only one who came to the conclusion that they're looking for ...uh...the man himself.

wow men only, we havnt come very far at all have we. F***ing pigs

thats exactly what i thought the whole time reading it too, thats amazing, cant be coincidence

Speaking as a confident, forward-thinking, feminist lady, I'm fine with this casting call. I have no problem at all watching a good-looking guy-next-door stand around (shirtless) and host a show that's sole purpose is to blow stuff up. Anthony Bourdain, Mike Rowe, whoever: just give me hot, middle-aged dudes that I can objectify while they explode some things and I'm set for life.

hahaha. "this is just about the most gripping video we've ever seen..."


Was Mike the Discovery host who used to do opera? Or was that Ben the Cash Cab guy? I can't remember, but they both have incredible voices.

And anyways.
Yes. Mike Rowe is sexy.

there's too much reality "blow up everything" shows on discovery. i miss the old shows.

you can tell he really wants to sell that goofy shit on QVC. ahahahahaa! I love Mike.

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