Why did 'Desus & Mero end? Showtime series done after four seasons, fans say they 'saw that coming'

“Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward," a Showtime spokeswoman said


                            Why did 'Desus  & Mero end? Showtime series done after four seasons, fans say they 'saw that coming'
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'Desus & Mero' are officially done. The news comes after the fourth season of their Showtime series in March. However, it saw the duo reduce their on-screen time going weekly. The final episode of the show aired on June 23 and a spokeswoman for Showtime confirmed that the pair will not be returning. “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," she said.

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Better known as Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez, the two have been part of the series since 2019 and the four seasons spanned over 170 episodes. They also produced over 250 episodes of their Bodega Boys podcast. It was their third gig together after having hosted a show on Complex TV in 2014. They followed it up with another in 2016.

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Why did Desu & Mero call it quits?

Reports suggested that they had fallen out. Earlier, rumors of their split were doing the rounds on Twitter after Desus' tweet. "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…." the tweet read.


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“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, and 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," she added.

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"It’s been dead since going to Showtime. Go back to collecting those Vice checks and everything is good," one of the tweets read. "Wait, do you think Desus & Mero are still going to celebrate their birthdays together?? Like they’ve done for the last 4 years, because it’s in the same week," one of them asked. "The changes what you want. I’m sure this is part of it. How you get to the is not usually how you finish. Especially nowadays. Much respect to their contributions to the Culture and I wish them both the best in their future endeavors. I’ll continue to support," a tweet said.

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"I repeat: I am not strong enough for a Desus and Mero breakup," one of the fans wrote. "Desus and Mero going on their own should surprise nobody. I seen that shit coming… sad day but in my opinion Desus been carrying Mero for a while now," another opined. "Please tell me Desus and Mero didn't break up. Please tell me this is a lie or overexaggerated or something. I'm gonna cry and run around like Carlton did on the Fresh Prince until I get some answers, a comment said. "I'm bummed about the Desus and Mero news. Feel like I grew up with this wave, especially when @THEKIDMERO and @steadynappin_ were making mixtapes and doing podcasts with @djayres - now it's not just feeling sad it's feeling OLD and sad,"a fan wrote.

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