The brand continues to be strong with the third season renewal of Desus & Mero at Showtime. The network’s first-ever late-night talk show will be back in 2021.

It is currently in its second season (filmed remotely at the moment), which airs Sunday and Thursday nights. Desus & Mero features the co-hosts giving their take on the day’s hot topics and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.

Recent guests have been Senator Kamala Harris, Missy Elliott, Dr. Anthony Fauci, The Beastie Boys, Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union, Vice President Joe Biden and David Letterman.

The official description: 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 stints on Complex and MTV, the Bodega Boys podcast and a daily late-night show on Viceland, developing a feverish following. The quick-witted duo brings a distinct voice to late night, delivering smart and comedic commentary on any and all topics, that keep audiences buzzing. Desus and Mero continue to host their Bodega Boys podcast.

“All of us at SHOWTIME are so proud to have DESUS & MERO as our signature late-night series. They are our very own ‘Bronx Bombers’ who knock it out of the park every episode, with their singular blend of hilarity, authenticity and relevancy,” said Gary Levine, President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc., in a statement.


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