|Bernero is the creator, producer and writer of Third Watch|
|Born:||August 29, 1962|
|Birthplace:||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|Motion picture producer, creator and director|
|Notable roles:||Criminal Minds |
Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior
|Roles:||Executive Producer |
|Appeared on:||Third Watch|
|First episode:||Welcome to Camelot|
|Last episode:||Goodbye to Camelot|
|Episodes appeared in:||132|
Edward Allen Bernero is an American television writer and producer on Third Watch with his co-creator John Wells. He recently as executive producer from Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2011 and co-creator from the short-lived series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior in 2011.
Born on August 26, 1962, and raised on the north side of Chicago, Bernero became married at seventeen, and spent the first three years of that marriage as an Air Force family in the Philippines (two of his three children were born there).
Bernero became a Chicago Police officer in 1986, and he worked mostly in the 20th District (Foster Avenue), mainly midnights and wrote during the day, for ten years. His last day on the force was August 15, 1996.
On October, he moved to Los Angeles, and by November he had gotten his first job as a TV writer, two episodes of FX: The Series. His next assignment allowed him to meet Steven Bochco and David Milch and was given four episodes of NYPD Blue to write; they too would hire him to the staff of Brooklyn South, which lasted only one season. John Wells then hired him as Story Editor on Trinity. After that collaboration, Wells and Bernero co-created Third Watch, a series that would fed on Bernero's experiences with cops, paramedics and firefighters. During its five year run, Bernero debuted first as director and later as showrunner.
n 2009 and 2011, he wrote and directed two pilot episodes titled Washington Fields and Partners respectively, but neither passed the networks screening, and ended being released as TV movies. In 2013 his third attempt, the European co-creation Crossing Lines, debuted with a full season order and good reviews.
Executive producer and writer Edit
- Edward Allen Bernero on Wikipedia