David Nevins is leaving Paramount Universal .
Chief Creative Officer at Paramount + Script Originals and Showtime Networks’ chairman and CEO will leave the company at the end of the year, he told employees in a memo Thursday. .
“I am very grateful for the past 12 years and the different roles I have held with this company,” Nevins wrote (read the full memo below). “Being able to do what I love to do with you guys has really been one of the greatest joys in my life. We’ve accomplished a tremendous amount of work together. Year after year, we’ve managed to produce and launch shows that define the zeitgeist, Excited, delighted and moved our audience, and was flattered and rewarded by their peers.”
Nevins in 2010 Joined Showtime as president of entertainment, at promoted to president of Showtime Networks and succeeded Matt Boo at the end of 2015 Matt Blank serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. After the re-merger of CBS Corporation (home of Showtime) and Viacom, he added to his responsibilities Paramount Television Studios and Paramount+ Supervision of the original.
Nevins’ portfolio will now be allocated to several executives at Paramount Worldwide. Paramount Media Network head Chris McCarthy will oversee Showtime and add it to his portfolio of cable outlets, including Paramount Network, Comedy Central and MTV. CBS president and CEO added Paramount Television Studios and BET to his remit, and streaming executive Tom Ryan will take over Showtime’s streaming business. Showtime shows were added to Paramount+ as part of a bundle in late August, and standalone streaming from paid channels may eventually be fully incorporated into Paramount+.