Showtime President of Entertainment Robert Greenblatt is stepping down from the pay-cable network and may be succeeded by Imagine Television’s David Nevins, the Los Angeles Times’ Company Town blog reports.
Under Greenblatt’s leadership, Showtime became a bigger rival to HBO with series such as "Dexter", "Weeds" and "The Tudors." Greenblatt wants to manage a bigger operation and is leaving next month when his contract ends, and although he doesn’t have another job at this point, there’s be speculation he may be a choice to run NBC Entertainment after the Comcast merger is completed, the article says.
Showtime is in advanced negotiations to hire Nevins, the piece adds. News of Greenblatt’s departure was first reported by Variety. Deadline.com first reported on the Nevins negotiations.