David Nevins has been promoted to the newly-created role of President of Showtime Networks Inc., and has signed a new deal with the company through 2018.
Nevins joined Showtime in 2010 as president of entertainment, and highlights of his tenure included the Emmy dominance of “Homeland” in 2012. It was the first project he greenlit for the network.
In his expanded leadership role, Nevins will now add oversight for Showtime Sports, as well as the company’s marketing, creative and digital media divisions. As president of entertainment, he was responsible for developing, acquiring and supervising all aspects of programming for Showtime Networks. Nevins will continue to carry out those responsibilities in his new role.
He will also remain the liaison to CBS Corporation’s international and domestic distribution groups.
“David Nevins is one of the most talented executives working in television today,” said Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks Inc., to whom he will continue to report. “His arrival at Showtime was followed by an incredible period of renewal for our network, and these transformative years have led to critical-acclaim, consistent buzz, subscriber growth and awards recognition. I am confident that his keen eye and creative impact will continue to be felt across all areas of our Company for years to come.”
Nevins is a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and programming executive. During his tenure, Showtime has launched hits including “Ray Donovan,” “Masters of Sex,” “Shameless,” and “House of Lies.”
Since 2010, the network has added five million subscribers, and has grown in revenue. Also since 2010, it has earned 99 Emmy Award nominations and 22 wins, as well as 29 Golden Globe nominations and nine wins.
Nevins has also re-established Showtime as a home for documentary filmmakers, airing such documentaries as “The World According to Dick Cheney,” “Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic,” and the multi-episode docu-series “Time of Death” and “Years of Living Dangerously.”
Prior to joining Showtime, Nevins was the president of Imagine Television from July 2002 until June 2010. Among other shows, he produced the Emmy Award-winning “Arrested Development” and the Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning “24.”
Previously, as executive vice president of programming at Fox Broadcasting Company, he led development and current programming, and developed “24,” among other shows. Before joining Fox, he was senior vice president of Primetime Series at NBC, overseeing such shows as “The West Wing,” “Will & Grace” and “ER.”