Edward Allen Bernero

Biography: 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.
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.
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Edward Allen Bernero's Scores

  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 58 Crossing Lines: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 42 Criminal Minds: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
3 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
58 Crossing Lines: Season 1 Jun 23, 2013 Writer / Creator / Executive Producer 7.4
42 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior: Season 1 Feb 16, 2011 Director / Creator / Executive Producer 4.6
tbd Criminal Minds: Season 2 Sep 20, 2006 Writer / Director / Executive Producer 7.4
42 Criminal Minds: Season 1 Sep 22, 2005 Writer / Director / Executive Producer 8.2
tbd Third Watch: Season 6 Sep 17, 2004 Writer / Director 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 5 Sep 29, 2003 Writer / Director 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 4 Sep 30, 2002 Writer 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 3 Oct 15, 2001 Writer 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 2 Oct 2, 2000 Writer 9.0
tbd Third Watch: Season 1 Sep 23, 1999 Writer 8.8
tbd NYPD Blue: Season 5 Sep 30, 1997 Writer tbd
tbd F/X: The Series: Season 2 Sep 18, 1997 Writer tbd