David Nevins
John Russo/Showtime
United States
2020

ViacomCBS

David
Nevins

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.

Career

  • FOX Entertainment
  • NBC Entertainment
  • Showtime Networks

Education

  • Amherst College (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • Showman of the Year
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David Nevins to Take Oversight of Paramount TV Amid Studio Leadership Transition

David Nevins to Take Oversight of Paramount TV Amid Studio Leadership Transition

David Nevins, longtime Showtime chief, is poised to take on oversight of Paramount Television as the studio undergoes a restructuring and leadership change as Brian Robbins takes the reins as studio chief.The shakeup means that Robbins will not oversee TV production for the studio as did his predecessor Jim Gianopulos, sources close the situation said. Reps for ViacomCBS did not immediately return calls for comment. The news is expected to be formally announced on Monday.The moves at Paramount firmly puts...

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