‘Desus & Mero’ Not Returning to Showtime After Hosts Part Ways

Desus & Mero (Credit: YouTube/Showtime)

Comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero (Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez) have split up leading to the end of their late-night Showtime program, Desus & Mero.

Showtime released a statement Monday to the media saying the weekly show would not be returning.

“Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward,” the premium cable network said. “Showtime’s late-night talk show Desus & Mero will not be returning for a fifth season. Its final episode aired Thursday, June 23.”

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The show’s official Twitter account also shared the news with fans, saying “it’s been a good run.”

Details on the cancellation came amid reports that the hosts, known to fans as the Bodega Boys, had a falling out. For months, listeners had been asking on social media why the pair’s “Bodega Boys” podcast hadn’t released a new episode since November. Now they know why.

Desus & Mero ran on Viceland from October 2016 to June 2018. The show then moved to Showtime and relaunched in February 2019. The series featured the two hosts speaking off the cuff and chatting with guests about pop culture, sports, music and politics.

The series won a Writers Guild of America award for best Comedy/Variety Talk Series in 2021. It also received nominations from the Image Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association, and Television Critics Association.

The series had a loyal fan base and scored high profile interviews with President Barack Obama, President Joe Biden, Whoopi Goldberg, Fat Joe, Faith Evans, Wyclef Jean, Spike Lee, Missy Elliott, Denzel Washington, and more.