You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

David Nevins Rises to Showtime President, Extends Contract to 2018

Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018.

With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank.

Nevins, a former Fox and NBC programming exec, came to Showtime in mid-2010 after eight years as president of Imagine Television. On his watch, Showtime has reached new heights with the success of “Homeland” — the first show that Nevins greenlit and the first Showtime series to win the Emmy for best drama.

Among the other successful series he’s shepherded are dramas “Ray Donovan” and “Masters of Sex” and comedy “House of Lies.” He’s also spearheaded Showtime’s push into the documentary world with such recent entries as R.J. Cutler’s “The World According to Dick Cheney” and Marina Zenovich’s “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic.”

Nevins’ “arrival at Showtime was followed by an incredible period of renewal for our Network, and these transformative years have led to critical-acclaim, consistent buzz, subscriber growth and awards recognition,” Blank said in announcing the promotion.

After delivering a new wave of signature series for the cabler, Nevins is known to be a favored lieutenant of CBS Corp. prexy-CEO Leslie Moonves.

In January, Nevins gave greenlights to two drama series, “Happyish” and “The Affair.” The fate of “Happyish” was thrown into turmoil when star Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a drug overdose last month. It remains uncertain whether the role will be recast or if the drama about a forty-something man grappling with aging will be tabled.

Also coming up on Showtime’s slate this year is “Penny Dreadful,” a horror drama from Sam Mendes and John Logan.

More TV

  • Ted Sarandos Harvey Weinstein

    Netflix and Weinstein Company: Closer Than 'Arm's Distance'

    Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018. With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank. […]

  • Salvation CBS

    'Salvation' Renewed for Season 2 at CBS

    Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018. With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank. […]

  • Maria Bamford

    TV News Roundup: Netflix Releases 'Lady Dynamite' Season 2 Trailer, Showtime Announces 'The Chi' Premiere Date

    Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018. With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank. […]

  • Chelsea Netflix

    Chelsea Handler's Netflix Talk Show to End After Two Seasons

    Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018. With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank. […]

  • Mindy Kaling TCA

    Mindy Kaling to Produce Two Comedies in Development at NBC From 'Mindy Project' Team (EXCLUSIVE)

    Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018. With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank. […]

  • CMT 'Artists of the Year' Lauds

    Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, More: Get to Know CMT's Artists of the Year

    Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018. With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank. […]

  • Nate Bargatze Jerrod Charmichael

    Jerrod Carmichael to Produce Comedy Put Pilot at Fox Based on Life of Nate Bargatze (EXCLUSIVE)

    Showtime programming chief David Nevins has been promoted to president of Showtime Networks and extended his contract with CBS Corp.‘s pay cabler through 2018. With the new post, Nevins takes on oversight of Showtime’s sports division as well as marketing, creative and digital media operations. He continues to report to Showtime Networks chairman-CEO Matthew Blank. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content