The Television Critics Association (TCA) has announced comedy duo Desus & Mero of Showtime series “Desus & Mero” as host of the 35TH Annual TCA Awards, which will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday, August 3. The TCA, which consists of approximately 200 TV critics and bloggers across the country and in Canada who meet bi-annually in Los Angeles, will award the best performances and series from the 2018-2019 season as voted on by the organization’s membership.
Desus & Mero are the newest additions to the TCA’s long legacy of all-star hosts, joining former emcees such as Robin Thede, Kristin Chenoweth, James Corden, Terry Crews, Bryan Cranston, Key & Peele, Ellen DeGeneres, Conan O’Brien, Drew Carey, Craig Ferguson, Wanda Sykes, the Smothers Brothers, Nick Offerman, Dax Shepard, and Bob Newhart.
“Desus & Mero have spent the past decade establishing themselves as fresh, unpredictable forces, as vital in the bodega as in the Beverly Hilton ballroom,” said Daniel Fienberg, TCA President and The Hollywood Reporter Chief TV Critic. “We are honored to have them on hand, as we commemorate a landmark television season and 35 years of the TCA Awards. I can’t wait to hear how they kick off the show. Nobody is safe, but as long as Tucker Carlson doesn’t win anything, it should be a fun night!”