Desus & Mero Score Big Ratings at Showtime - The Color Brief March 6
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Desus & Mero premiered their new Showtime talk show last month to solid ratings. The Hollywood Reporter estimates 1 million viewers tuned in for the first episode.
To put this in perspective, the comedy duo picked up 1.4 million viewers over a 4-day period when their show was still airing on Viceland. The move to Showtime has given them more visibility.
Last July, the comedians opened up to The Grio, stating that Vice had ended their contract early once it was revealed they’d be leaving the network for Showtime. They spoke of Vice demanding a high volume of shows in a given year, but the pay wasn’t commensurate with their expectations.
Aside from ratings, critical response to the new show has been positive.
Desus & Mero airs Thursday nights at 11 p.m. eastern on Showtime.
In other news…
Gina Rodriguez and Tracy Morgan have joined the cast of a forthcoming animated Scooby-Doo remake. Rodriguez will voice Velma and Morgan will take on Captain Caveman.
Lupita Nyong’o, who stars in this month’s Us, is in talks to join Bond 25, opposite Rami Malek and Daniel Craig. The film will be directed by Cary Fukunaga.
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