After a successful three-and-a-half years on the job, Showtime‘s entertainment president David Nevins has been given a bigger title and signed into a new deal to keep him at the company though 2018. In his new role as President of Showtime Networks, Nevins will add oversight of Showtime Sports and the company’s marketing, creative and digital media divisions. He also will continue to oversee all aspects of Showtime programming, along with managing the network’s scheduling, research, acquisitions, home entertainment, business affairs and corporate communications teams. “David Nevins is one of the most talented executives working in television today,” said Showtime Networks CEO Matthew C. Blank, to whom Nevins 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.”
Since Nevins joined the network in 2010, Showtime has added 5 million subscribers. All four new scripted series developed by him have launched successfully: dramas Homeland, which was Nevins’ first buy when he arrived at Showtime, Ray Donovan and Masters Of Sex and comedy House Of Lies. Homeland earned Showtime’s first-ever best series Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Coming up are John Logan’s horror drama series Penny Dreadful and infidelity drama The Affair. (The network’s recently ordered comedy series Happyish is in limbo following the sudden death of star Philip Seymour Hoffman.) Additionally, Nevins has re-established Showtime’s documentary brand with The World According To Dick Cheney, Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic and docu-series Time Of Death and Years Of Living Dangerously.
Before joining the pay cable network, Nevins served as President of Imagine Television for eight years and worked as EVP Programming at Fox.