Desus And Mero Say Viceland Ended Their Contract Early Over Showtime Deal
“We were literally the LeBron of that network,” The Kid Mero said of his and Desus Nice’s television series with Vice.
Turns out that Desus and Mero‘s television show on Vice’s Viceland came to an early end because of the media company. Speaking with Bossip, the comedic pair revealed that they didn’t plan on leaving Viceland so soon after announcing their deal with Showtime.
“Vice has us for 2 more months…we did not leave Vice, Vice ended our contract,” Desus said. “They were in their feelings because we were leaving.”
Desus also spoke on the relentless workload he and Mero were given at Viceland.
“Viceland wanted 160 episodes a year. We have no writers, it’s literally me and Mero talking to one another every day,” he said. “If you want us to do this for 160 episodes, pay us 160 million dollars — otherwise we would have killed each other.”
“We were literally the LeBron of that network,” Mero added. “As a dad, you wanna be around for milestones for like graduations, birthdays…and it’s obnoxious to have to be like, ‘I can’t go to my kid’s graduation because we leave the studio at 3 o’clock and the graduation is at 4.'”
The two then discussed their new deal with Showtime and assured fans that the show would remain as accessible as possible.
“You don’t have to have a Showtime login to watch what we’re gonna put out,” Desus said. “Bodega Hive is something very personal to us…we cannot just sh*t on this f**king fanbase.”
Desus and Mero’s forthcoming series on Showtime is slated to drop sometime in 2019.