David Nevins
John Russo/Showtime
United States

Paramount Global


Chairman & CEO, Paramount Premium Group / Chief Creative Officer, Paramount+ Scripted Series

The longtime leader of Showtime expanded his aegis over all scripted programming across ViacomCBS. He has been a champion of some of the most stylish network series of the past three decades, from “24” and “Friday Night Lights” during his years at Imagine TV to Showtime’s “Homeland.” ViacomCBS is leaning on him to develop sticky shows that draw subscribers to Paramount+, which the company is bundling with the standalone streaming Showtime platform. In September, Nevins spearheaded the launch of BET Studios, designed to be an engine of high-end content for the cabler that sets its sights on Black viewers. The unveiling made a splash via content deals with top creators such as Kenya Barris, Rashida Jones and Aaron Rahsaan Thomas that offer a greater share of equity than typical series deals.


  • FOX Entertainment
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Showtime Networks


  • Amherst College (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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David Nevins Seeks 'New Horizons' Amid Seismic Changes for Content Industry and Paramount

David Nevins Seeks 'New Horizons' Amid Seismic Changes for Content Industry and Paramount

It’s showtime for David Nevins – for him and for the business he helped transform over the past dozen years. Nevins, who announced his resignation Thursday as chairman and CEO of Paramount Premium Group and chief creative officer of Paramount+ Scripted Series, cited the evolution of Showtime’s financial underpinnings as among the highlights of his tenure. Over the past few years, as the streaming revolution in TV has accelerated, Showtime’s business model has shifted from entirely wholesale to MVPDs to a “significant”...


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