Showtime’s “Desus & Mero” Cancelled After Four Seasons Due to a Split between Stars
Showtime has announced the cancellation of the late-night programme “Desus & Mero” after four seasons.
It has been decided that Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will each focus on their own artistic projects in the future. A representative from Showtime confirmed that the late-night discussion show “Desus & Mero” would not be returning for a fifth season. Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are well-known for their witty cultural commentary in the late night talk show circuit. The series was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award and a Writers Guild of America Award, and it featured interviews with celebrities such as Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Derek Jeter, Missy Elliott, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, David Letterman, and Yo-Yo Ma. All of us at JAX Media and the outstanding crew would want to thank them for being such wonderful hosts.
On Monday, speculation began circulating online that the on-screen couple was breaking up after nearly a decade of working together. On Twitter, Nice simply wrote, “Shouts to showtime & shouts to the hive, thanks for being part of the journey. proud of the show my staff made every episode. Big tings soon come…”
Originally airing on Viceland in the late 2016 season, “Desus & Mero” was the first late-night series on Showtime.
In 2015, Desus and Mero developed a podcast called “Bodega Boys,” which quickly became as popular as their Showtime sitcom. God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx” was a 2020 best-seller they were also responsible for.
Once a week was the original schedule for “Desus & Mero” on Showtime, but the show quickly gained popularity and was moved to twice weekly. Season 4 marked a return to the once-a-week airing schedule, as well as the hiring of J.D. Amato in the dual roles of showrunner and executive producer.