Born on Chicago's North Side, Ed Bernero was a police officer for 10 years before becoming a television writer. He worked the midnight shift, and began writing when his wife, Barbara, and children were at work and school just to have something to do during the day. As he honed his skills, he began sending scripts to Hollywood. Although he was still a cop, an NBC executive read one of his scripts, called him and suggested he do a television spec.
Ed moved his family to Los Angeles in October 1999, and began working on an episode of F/X: The Series in November. He then met with Steven Bochco and David Milch, and was asked to write an episode of NYPD Blue. He was then hired to write for Brooklyn South and subsequently worked as story editor for Trinity. When that show was canceled, John Wells asked him to collaborate on a new show - Third Watch.
When Third Watch ended, Ed made a deal Paramount and received a script for Quantico, created by Jeff Davis, as part of the deal. After the pilot for the new show was filmed in Vancouver and the series, renamed Criminal Minds, was picked up by CBS, he became the showrunner after the second episode aired when Jeff Davis left the project.
Bernero's most recent project was Washington Field, a pilot produced for CBS Paramount Network Television.… Expand
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|Criminal Minds: Season 2||Sep 20, 2006||Writer / Director / Executive Producer||6.9|
|Criminal Minds: Season 1||Sep 22, 2005||Writer / Director / Executive Producer||8.2|
|Third Watch: Season 6||Sep 17, 2004||Writer / Director||9.0|
|Third Watch: Season 5||Sep 29, 2003||Writer / Director||9.0|
|Third Watch: Season 4||Sep 30, 2002||Writer||9.0|
|Third Watch: Season 3||Oct 15, 2001||Writer||9.0|
|Third Watch: Season 2||Oct 2, 2000||Writer||9.0|
|Third Watch: Season 1||Sep 23, 1999||Writer||8.8|
|NYPD Blue: Season 5||Sep 30, 1997||Writer||tbd|