Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Showtime Chief David Nevins Will Also Run CBS, Gets Two Promotions, Replacing Les Moonves


CBS has its first new leader in a long time. Showtime chief David Nevins will now run both companies. He’s been given two promotions–Chief Creative Officer, CBS Corporation; and Chairman of Showtime Networks.

Nevins has been a big success developing cool shows at Showtime including “Billions,” “Homeland,” “Ray Donovan,” “Shameless,” and so on. For better or worse, he revived “Twin Peaks,” picked up “Patrick Melrose,” and was behind Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Who is America.”

Don’t worry– he’s not going to fix what isn’t broken. CBS is the home “NCIS,” “Criminal Minds,” and so on. What Nevins may do is try and add an hour long drama with Emmy potential. But he’s not going to ditch the hit shows. But he may able to tell us if “Scorpion” is still on the air.

A new chapter for CBS. Up, up, and away!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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