David Nevins
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United States



Chief Creative Officer, CBS / Chairman & CEO, Showtime Networks

As the freshly combined ViacomCBS has spent 2020 integrating operations after the 2019 merger, Nevins expanded his portfolio to include BET Networks while chairing the ViacomCBS Content Council, a collective of corporate leaders looking to maximize IP use and talent relationships across the mega-entertainment enterprise. He reports to Bob Bakish, who was made president and CEO of ViacomCBS upon the finalization of its formation. Nevins is a widely respected exec who spent the last decade growing Showtime with lauded originals “Homeland,” “Billions,” “Shameless” and “The Chi,” all of which flourished under his watch. “Dexter,” a hit that defined the cabler throughout his tenure, will be back as a limited series in 2021.


  • FOX Entertainment
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Showtime Networks


  • Amherst College (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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CBS Creative Chief David Nevins on His Plans to Compete With HBO Max

CBS Creative Chief David Nevins on His Plans to Compete With HBO Max

Appearing at Recode’s Code Media conference in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon, CBS chief creative officer David Nevins didn’t hold back criticizing one of his biggest competitors: “If you are going to put out one main product, you have to be as mainstream as you can,” Nevins said about WarnerMedia’s plans for HBO Max.Minutes later, he doubled down. “The enemy is being boring, and the enemy is sort of down the middle.” Suggesting that WarnerMedia may tone down its programming...


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