After four seasons on Showtime, the late-night show Desus & Mero has officially come to an end.
“Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward,” said a Showtime spokesperson. “They have been brilliant hosts, and we wish them the best, along with the team at JAX Media and the incredible crew.”
Desus & Mero debuted in February 2019 with Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as their first guest. Over the last four seasons, the show earned a few awards and nominations and was able to land high-profile interviews with guests like President Barack Obama, President Joe Biden, Derek Jeter, Missy Elliott, Denzel Washington, Charlize Theron, David Letterman, Yo-Yo Ma, and others.
“Bodega Hive: The illustrious [Desus Nice] and [The Kid Mero] will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward,” the show posted on Twitter. “[Desus & Mero] will not be returning to SHOWTIME. It’s been a good run, fam.”
To many fans, Desus & Mero was an important show because it was hosted by two people of color in a late-night talk show field where white men like Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, Jimmy Fallon, and Seth Meyers are the majority. The Kid Mero, who was born Joel Armogasto Martinez, was of Dominican descent. Desus, who was born Daniel Baker, was of Jamaican descent.
Many social media users reacted to the news with disappointment.
“They were the ONLY RELATABLE PEOPLE on comedy news TV,” one Twitter user posted. “Every other white man has their brand of jokes & only Desus & Mero said it from the POC pov.”
Others noticed how much love the hosts were receiving online amid the split.
“I love to see the adoration for Desus & Mero amid their breakup,” one Twitter user posted. “I’ve seen so little hate, which shows how accessible they were to everyone, while still being themselves.”
And some were even talking about Deus & Mero breaking up in relation to Bennifer.
Here’s hoping that Desus & Mero both find engaging projects to keep them working on the things that they love. Because their fans are there and they’re not going anywhere.