Imagine Television president
David Nevins will succeed Bob Greenblatt
as entertainment president at
Sources familiar with the situation
said Nevins, who resigned his position
at Imagine on June 24, was selected to
take over as entertainment president at
the premium programmer after Greenblatt
told Showtime CEO Matt Blank he
wanted to depart when his contract expires
Showtime, a CBS Corp. unit that generated
some $1.3 billion revenue last year,
declined to comment. Imagine Television
representatives could not be reached at
press time. Nevins’s departure was reported
by Deadline.com; Variety.com reported
his move to Showtime.
Greenblatt joined the premium network
in July 2003, replacing Jerry Off say
as the network’s top programmer, and
led an unparalleled run of successful
original series. Greenblatt came from
The Greenblatt Janollari Studio, which
created HBO’s Six Feet Under.
At Showtime, Greenblatt shepherded
such notable shows as Dexter, Weeds,
The Tudors, Californication, Nurse Jackie
and United States of Tara.
The premium programmer grew to
18.1 million subscribers from 12.4 million
in his time there.
Nevins was president of Imagine Television
since July 2002. He has been in
charge of television development and
production for shows on broadcast and
cable networks, including 24, Friday Night
Lights, Parenthood and Lie to Me .