THE UNIT/CBS
PREMIERES TUESDAY, MARCH 7 AT 9 P.M. ON CBS AFTER NCIS.

BACKSTORY
Even during the writing of Inside Delta Force, Eric wanted to develop it into a television series. His reasons were twofold. First, he felt that the life of an elite warrior was impossible to reflect with integrity in a two-hour format. Second, given the importance of Special Forces soldiers in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, he felt today’s audiences were hungry for information about how these forces lived and worked.

When Haney’s comrade from SPARTAN, writer/director David Mamet, directed an episode of The Shield for its creator, Shawn Ryan, lightning struck. With Ryan as show runner, the three men pitched four networks with the idea. CBS President Les Moonvees said simply, “I want it,” and the fun started. Thirteen months and thirteen episodes later, THE UNIT hits the air every Tuesday on CBS, at 9 p.m.

Eric works on The Unit in a range of capacities. He’s a writer, producer, and technical advisor on all points military, from the proper way to wear a beret to designing a nuclear bomb. He works closely with the actors and thinks the world of them. We hope you will, too.

THE CAST
DENNIS HAYBERT _Jonas Blane
SCOTT FOLEY_Bob Brown
ROBERT PATRIC_Colonel Tom Ryan
REGINA TAYLOR_Molly Blane
MAX MARTINI_Mack Gerhardt
MICHAEL IRBY_Charles Grey
DEMORE BARNS_Hector Williams
ABBY BRAMMELL_Tiffy Gerhardt
AUDREY MARIE ANDERSON_Kim Brown

PRODUCED BY_Twentieth Century Fox Television
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS_DAVID MAMET and SHAWN RYAN

UNIT CASTMEET THE SIX MOST DANGEROUS MEN ON TELEVISION TOP ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Demore Barnes, Max Martini, Michael Irby. BOTTOM, LEFT TO RIGHT: Scott Foley, Dennis Haysbert, and Robert Patrick. PHOTO: CLIFF LIPSON/CBS. © CBS BROADCASTING INC., ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

  ROLLING STONE
ON THE UNIT:

TERROR SELLS The only thing hotter than sex? As the White House knows, it's terrorism. Showtime's Sleeper Cell is a sleeper hit; Sci Fi's blistering Battlestar Galactica gets better as it gets darker; and 24 is rocking its highest ratings yet. Now CBS is one-upping 24's lone patriot with a whole crew of badass renegades in TV's best new show, The Unit. Starring 24's ex-POTUS Dennis Haysbert, it tracks a crew of Special Forces soldiers who off hijackers, a terrorist leader and a donkey. And that's just the first episode.