'Desus & Mero' Will Not Return for Fifth Season, Duo to Pursue 'Separate Creative Endeavors'

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Image via Todd Owyoung/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty
Image via Todd Owyoung/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have decided to go their separate ways.

After much speculation surrounding the future of their podcast, a rep for Showtime confirmed that their late-night show has come to an end. “Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward,” the statement reads. “SHOWTIME’s late-night talk show DESUS & MERO will not be returning for a fifth season. Its final episode aired Thursday, June 23.”

Desus Nice took to Twitter to comment on the news, writing, “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….”

“Desus Nice and The Kid Mero have made a name for themselves in comedy and in the late-night space as quick-witted cultural commentators,” the statement from Showtime continued. “Throughout its run, the series won a WGA Award, received Critics’ Choice and TCA Award nominations and scored interviews with President Barack Obama, President Joe Biden, Derek Jeter, Missy Elliott, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, David Letterman, Yo-Yo Ma and many more. They have been brilliant hosts, and we wish them the best, along with the team at JAX Media and the incredible crew.”

Rumors of a split started to pick up steam over the weekend when Desus appeared to reluctantly agree with a Reddit post in which a user who identified as Mero declared the Bodega Boys podcast, which last released an episode in November, was done.

Another tweet from Desus seemed to suggest that the duo were parting ways on not so great terms.

Mero, who has remained silent about their split on social media, doesn’t currently mention the show on his Twitter bio. While it appears Desus has also updated his Twitter bio, replacing any reference to his late-night with Mero to “vita est pulchra,” which translates to “life is beautiful.”