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Showtime Orders Late Night Talk Show ‘Desus Nice and The Kid Mero’

Half-Hour Weekly Slated for 2019

Showtime is entering the late night talk show arena with “Desus Nice and The Kid Mero,” a weekly half- series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, scheduled for premiere in 2019. The show will feature TV and podcast personalities Desus and Mero, speaking highly off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.

Longtime acquaintances Desus (Daniel Baker) and Mero (Joel Martinez) reconnected online in the early days of Twitter, where they unleashed their potent personalities and found themselves kindred spirits. That led to a podcast that turned into the weeknight talk show, “Desus and Mero.” Bringing a distinct voice to late night, Desus and Mero talk spontaneously about anything and everything – including the toughest topics – but laughs are first and foremost on their agenda. The comedians have also appeared in “Uncommon Sense,” Joking Off” and “Guy Code,” while continuing to host the “Bodega Boys” podcast.

Produced by Showtime in New York, the show will be executive produced by Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, and Victor Lopez.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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