Desus & Mero: Showtime Series Cancelled as Comedy Duo Ends Partnership


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Desus & Mero are not returning for a fifth season. The Showtime late-night series has been cancelled after the hosts, comedy duo Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, ended their partnership to pursue “separate creative endeavors moving forward”.

Season four of the series finished airing on June 23rd and was comprised of fewer episodes than the previous seasons. The comedy show amassed 174 episodes but just 15 of those installments came from the final season.

Per Deadline, Showtime released the following about the cancellation of Desus & Mero:

Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward. Showtime’s late-night talk show Desus & Mero will not be returning for a fifth season.

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. Throughout its run, the series won a WGA Award, received Critics’ Choice 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.

What do you think? Did you watch Desus & Mero on Showtime? Did you want a fifth season of the late-night talk series?

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