SHOWTIME ORDERS FIRST EVER WEEKLY LATE-NIGHT TALK SHOW STARRING DESUS AND MERO
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NEW YORK – June 18, 2018 – SHOWTIME has ordered a weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, scheduled for premiere in 2019. The first ever weekly late-night talk show on SHOWTIME will feature popular 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. The announcement was made today by David Nevins, President and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc.
“We have waited a long time to enter the talk-show space, and we were only going to do it if we felt like we had the next big thing,” Nevins said. “Desus and Mero feel like exactly that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re brilliant interviewers and they always have a unique take on culture both high and low. They have a loyal and devoted fan base that will only multiply, and we can’t wait to see them take it to the next level on SHOWTIME.”