The bag has been secured and the brand is stronger than ever. After weeks of rumors that Desus & Mero would be leaving Viceland for another network, Showtime has announced that it has officially ordered a weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus and Mero. Scheduled to premiere in 2019, the show will be Showtime’s first-ever weekly, late night talk show.
David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks, Inc., expressed his excitement by saying, “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.” Nevins added, “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.”
The Bodega Boys appear to be equally excited. After announcing the deal, Desus said, “We’re honored and excited to be joining the Showtime family. The brand is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing to make amazing, authentic television that will make your ‘wiggington’ explode.” Mero followed up by saying, “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!”
Desus and Mero are scheduled to end their run on Viceland next Thursday, June 28th. During their hiatus, fans can check out their podcast, Bodega Boys, on Soundcloud, Apple Music and wherever else you get your podcasts.