David Nevins
Patrick Ecclesine
United States

Showtime Networks


President / CEO

Nevins’ reputation for creating quality television began before he joined Showtime — dating back to his tenure first as SVP of primetime series at NBC, then as a programming executive at Fox Broadcasting Company and later as president of Imagine Television. He joined Showtime in 2010 and was named CEO in 2016. The first series developed on his watch at Showtime, “Homeland,” was the network’s first show to win an Emmy for best drama. Critical acclaim built with “Ray Donovan,” “Masters of Sex,” “Penny Dreadful,” “The Affair” and “Billions.” Last year, Nevins brought David Lynch back to TV for the reincarnation of horror mystery “Twin Peaks,” and this year facilitated Jim Carrey’s first series-regular role in more than two decades with “Kidding.” 


  • FOX Broadcasting Company
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Showtime Networks


  • Amherst College (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • Showman of the Year

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Listen: Showtime's David Nevins on How Streaming Has Changed the Game

Listen: Showtime's David Nevins on How Streaming Has Changed the Game

Programming a premium cable network in the Peak TV era is not for the faint of heart. Showtime Networks president-CEO David Nevins discusses the new economics of direct-to-consumer streaming and how it has changed the way Showtime operates in the latest episode of "Strictly Business," Variety's weekly podcast featuring conversations with industry leaders about the business of entertainment."You have to go the extra mile to find originality," Nevins says. "With so much stuff happening out there, there are a lot of...


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