The Bodega Boys are coming to Showtime. The comedy duo—comprised of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero—closed a deal with the premium cable network for their own weekly late-night show. Episodes of the half-hour show will be coming out in February 2019.
The pair left their Viceland show Desus & Mero after two seasons. Deadline reported that Viceland tried to keep the comedians for more seasons, but the two were too excited by “an opportunity they felt they could not pass on.” The duo has been creating content together since 2013 after the longtime acquaintances reconnected on Twitter. They started with Bodega Boys, a podcast that took the internet by storm and moved to Desus vs. Mero on Complex TV. The two also appeared together on Season 5 of MTV2’s Guy Code as well as Uncommon Sense and Joking Off.
Their new show will have a slightly different format than their past ventures but will have their trademark off-the-cuff energy. The show will feature discussions with guests about pop culture, sports, music, and politics. As a sign the show will have a strong squad behind-the-scenes, the show poached Last Week Tonight writer Josh Gondelman for their writing staff.
The duo is excited about the move to Showtime. “We’re honored and excited to be joining the Showtime family. The brand is stronger than ever and we look forward to continuing to make amazing, authentic television that will make your wiggington explode,” said Nice about the deal. The Kid Mero added, “I’m excited to be joining a network with such a strong foundation and track record of producing fuegooooo and to break new ground with a late night comedy show!”
— Desus Nice (@desusnice) November 29, 2018