Showtime's Boss Talks About the Twin Peaks Avalanche

David Nevins on the troubled reboot, HBO Now and new comedy Happyish

When David Nevins arrived at Showtime in 2010, the premium cable network was searching for the next generation of shows to replace fading stalwarts Dexter and Weeds. The network's president, former head of Imagine Television, has done that and much more, taking the net to 22.8 million subscribers and launching a host of acclaimed series like Homeland, Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex. Now, Nevins believes he's found Showtime's next great property in Happyish, a comedy debuting April 26 that stars Steve Coogan as a disillusioned advertising executive.

Nevins talked about forthcoming moves—including the launch of a streaming service—as well as his efforts to salvage Showtime's much-anticipated revival of Twin Peaks, which was thrown into disarray after David Lynch's surprise April 5 announcement that he would not be directing the series as planned.



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