Earlier this month, it was announced Showtime’s Desus & Mero is coming to an end after four seasons. Mero is now speaking out.
Mero told New York’s WFAN, “It’s just a natural progression. It’s like we said on the podcast, ‘It’s Hollywood, baby.’ You develop strengths and things that you want to explore and do. And then things just happen naturally. It’s like Spike Jonze said on the Viceland show, ‘Everything is finite.’ What’s the corny cliche? Don’t be sad that it’s gone. Be happy that you experienced it.”
He also showed love to Desus: “Everybody grows, I’m sure D’s got his things that he wants to do. I got my things I want to do. And they’re very specific to us. We’ve been a duo for a long time. I love everything that he’s done. It’s just natural. I’ve got my life, my worldview, my things going on, and he’s got his. So it’s only right that, instead of just staying like, We’re only going to do this one thing, we explore. Let’s break out. Let’s see what we do as individuals, and then form like Voltron later on. Who knows?”
The popular duo, known for their Bronx-centric humor, began as Desus & Mero on Viceland before moving to Showtime in 2019, becoming the network’s first-ever late-night show. The pair were well-known for their popular Bodega Boys podcast, which launched in 2015. They were also behind the 2020 bestseller God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx, as well as film and television projects in a behind-the-scenes capacity.