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.
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MEET 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.
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.