David Nevins
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United States



Chief Creative Officer, CBS

The Showtime chief and top creative exec at CBS has enjoyed a career that spans turns at NBC, Fox Broadcasting and Imagine Television, and now oversees BET Networks and Pop amid the re-marriage of Viacom and CBS. “Homeland,” the first TV series to be developed during his tenure at Showtime, became the premium cabler’s first to bring home an Emmy for best drama. Since then, the shows that have flourished under his watch include “Ray Donovan,” “Masters of Sex,” “The Affair,” “Billions” and “Escape at Dannemora,” as well as the 2017 reincarnation of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks.” Now, as the market heats up with streamers touting massive libraries, Nevins is committed to keeping programming at Showtime, which has its own streaming service, provocative and “unpredictable.”


  • FOX Entertainment
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Showtime Networks


  • Amherst College (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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ViacomCBS Cable Shakeup: David Nevins, Chris McCarthy Gain Channels, Kent Alterman Out

ViacomCBS Cable Shakeup: David Nevins, Chris McCarthy Gain Channels, Kent Alterman Out

UPDATEDIn another step toward integrating CBS and Viacom's assets following the announced merger of the two entertainment entities earlier this year, the combined company is solidifying its executive suite ahead of the transaction's close.Among the most notable changes on the content side: CBS chief creative officer David Nevins is adding oversight of Viacom-owned BET Networks, while MTV/VH1 chief Chris McCarthy will take over Comedy Central, Paramount Network and other channels as longtime Comedy Central chief Kent Alterman and Viacom media...


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