The duo have found a new gig after leaving their former post with Vice Media.
Desus and Mero recently announced their departure from VICELAND after a two-year stint, as the famous podcasters have now inked a new deal with Showtime to front a weekly late-night talk show. The new half-hour series will launch in 2019, and is the network's introductory foray into late-night television.
The show will be executive produced by the pair, and will feature guests from the realms of pop culture, sports, music and politics.
Desus and Mero hosted a nightly series for Vice Media since October 2016. The two hosts, who both grew up in the Bronx, were friends before achieving widespread notoriety. The two eventually established a podcast titled The Bodega Boys in 2013, as well as a web-series named after them. Desus and Mero will continue to host their beloved podcast in tandem with their new gig at Showtime.
"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," reveals David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc. "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."
"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," states Desus, with Mero adding how "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!"