2:30pm PT by Rick Porter
'Desus & Mero' Make the Move to Showtime in February
Desus & Mero are ready for Showtime: The duo will launch their eponymous weekly talk show on the premium outlet in February.
The show, formerly a daily affair on Viceland, will retain the Desus & Mero title when it makes the jump to Showtime. It's set to premiere at 11 p.m. ET/PT Feb. 21 and will air on Thursday nights.
Desus Nice and The Kid Mero parted ways with Viceland in June after hosting a nightly show for the channel for two years. A few days later they struck a deal to host Showtime's first-ever weekly late-night talker.
"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," said Desus Nice at the time of the deal, with The Kid Mero adding, “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 achieved internet fame in 2013 with their Bodega Boys podcast and web series Desus vs. Mero. They parlayed that into roles on The Guy Code and MTV and then their Viceland series. They continue to host the podcast.
Jax Media is producing Desus & Mero for Showtime. Executive producers are Desus Nice, The Kid Mero, Lilly Burns, Tony Hernandez and Victor Lopez.