The universe needed to stability out in some way, proper? After lastly giving us the Jennifer Lopez/Ben Affleck marriage we’ve waited many years for, the movie star gods appeared down and break up up one other iconic pairing. Desus Good and Child Mero, aka Daniel Baker and Joel Martinez, have parted methods. Thus ends each the long-running Bodega Boys podcast, and the pair’s critically acclaimed Showtimes collection, Desus & Mero.
“Desus Good and The Child Mero shall be pursuing separate artistic endeavors shifting ahead,” Showtime stated in a press release supplied to THR. “Showtime’s late-night speak present Desus & Mero is not going to be returning for a fifth season. Its last episode aired Thursday, June 23.”
The official Desus & Mero account on Twitter said it extra merely: “Bodega Hive: The illustious @desusnice and @THEKIDMERO shall be pursuing separate artistic endeavors shifting ahead. #DESUSandMERO is not going to be returning to SHOWTIME. It’s been a very good run, fam.”
From Advanced TV, to Vice, to Showtime, Desus and Mero have a protracted historical past collectively as a comedy duo. The Showtime collection kicked off in 2019, and ran for 180 episodes. Nonetheless, rumblings of the break up have been bouncing round for some time. The Bodega Boys podcast went darkish again in November, and solely 15 of the “present” seasons 50 episodes aired. Due to some cryptic tweets from Desus, and rumors from the crew on set, it was clear one thing was coming. Seems that “one thing” was “nothing” and Desus and Mero are dunzo, to make use of a time period from the celeb press.
Followers of the duo, which introduced Bronx tradition to the lots and welcomed company starting from former President Barack Obama, to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, to Derek Jeter — the ultimate visitor on their Showtime present — had been bereft on social media in regards to the information. As for what Desus and Mero will do subsequent, that’s TBD. We simply know that it received’t be collectively.