Desus Nice and The Kid Mero are moving on up!
The Desus and Mero stars have officially been picked up to star in Showtime’s first-ever weekly half-hour late-night TV series, set to debut in 2019.
The news comes just days after it was reported that the duo’s Viceland series would air its final episode on June 28 after two seasons.
Desus and Mero’s upcoming talk show will feature the two “speaking highly off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.”
“We have waited a long time to enter the talk-show space, and we were only going to do it if we felt like we had the next big thing,” Showtime president and CEO David Nevins said in a press release. “Desus and Mero feel like exactly that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re brilliant interviewers and they always have a unique take on culture both high and low. They have a loyal and devoted fan base that will only multiply, and we can’t wait to see them take it to the next level on Showtime.”
As for how the guys are feeling about their new gig, they couldn’t be more thrilled.
“We’re honored and excited to be joining the Showtime family,” Desus said. “The brand is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing to make amazing authentic television that will make your wiggington explode.”
Mero added: “I’m excited to be joining a network with such a strong foundation and track record of producing fuegooooo and to break new ground with a late-night comedy show!”
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