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‘I Do Not Think Showtime Was a Brand that CBS Would Have Trusted Two Years Ago’

Showtime president of entertainment David Nevins was a guest on Bloomberg TV’s “Street Smart” Friday, and he had a few words about the long-running CBS newsmagazine “60 Minutes.” CBS is a sister network to Showtime, and Showtime recently started airing “60 Minutes Sports,” a spin-off of the iconic series.

“’60 Minutes’ is one of the great brands in the history of television,” Nevins said to Bloomberg’s Trish Regan. “I do not think Showtime was a brand that CBS would have trusted two years ago, but now you get in that cycle of everything feeding into each other.”

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  • Bloomberg TV is airing a special edition of “Street Smart” tomorrow live from Hollywood hosted by Trish Regan. The special will feature  leaders like Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins and “Modern Family” EP Steve Levitan, talking the biz of Hollywood.

  • Katie Couric talks to “Extra” about her cancer awareness work, and also weighs in on Matt Lauer at “Today.” “Everybody gets sort of criticized or whatever, maybe it’s Matt’s turn for whatever reason.”

Could Keith Olbermann Be Heading to Showtime?

Before his shocking exit from Current TV on Friday, Keith Olbermann met with David Nevins, the president of entertainment for Showtime. In a cover story in The Hollywood Reporter Lacey Rose reveals:

Nevins even met recently with cable-news bad boy Keith Olbermann for a meal. Although he’s tight-lipped about the details, he says, “It didn’t really go anywhere.” Asked whether he had envisioned a sports or politics show for the disgruntled Current TV host, Nevins suggests he “didn’t get that far.”

After he left MSNBC, there was speculation that Olbermann could be heading to pay cable. Maybe HBO would add a sister show to “Real Time,” or perhaps Showtime wanted its own take on politics. The news of the meeting is sure to reignite that rumor.