While Desus & Mero wasn’t a sports show, there’s no denying the impact that the Bodega Boys podcast duo of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero had on pop culture as well as the sports world.

That impact appears to have ended. As reports swirled on Monday over a reported breakup between the two hosts, Showtime announced later on that day that because the two were “pursuing separate creative endeavors,” the show was officially ended.

“Desus Nice and The Kid Mero will be pursuing separate creative endeavors moving forward,” Showtime said in a statement. “Showtime’s late-night talk show Desus & Mero will not be returning for a fifth season. Its final episode aired Thursday, June 23.”

Showtime noted that the show took home the Writers Guild Award win for best comedy/variety talk series in 2021 and included interviews with some of the biggest names in pop culture and politics, including Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Eddie Murphy, and Denzel Washington. They also featured plenty of sports segments and featured guests such as Julian Edelman, Lewis Hamilton, and Dwyane Wade.

“They have been brilliant hosts, and we wish them the best, along with the team at [producer] JAX Media and the incredible crew,” said Showtime.

The announcement confirmed what many have been speculating in recent days, given that their Bodega Boys podcast hadn’t released a new episode since November, and Mero (Joel Martinez) took to Twitter to say “PODCAST DONE ENJOY THE BACK CATALOG MY PALS.” When Desus (Daniel Baker) was sent a screenshot of the message, he replied on Twitter, “I tried y’all.”

Given the impact of “The Brand,” it’s no surprise to see many members of the sports media world sharing their disappointment for the news and well wishes to both on whatever those separate creative endeavors might be.

[Hollywood Reporter]

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