Thursday, August 09, 2007

CRIMINAL MINDS: NEW STATEMENT FROM ED BERNERO


Criminal Minds: The newest exclusive statement from Ed Bernero to the Criminal Minds fans:

You can tell the amazing CM fans:

There have been some rumors about Harvey Keitel
joining the show but ultimately, I don't think it's
going to work out (and if I thought it was I would
have already told you all). However, we should have
some news before the week is out about an exciting
addition to the team. When a deal is closed, you will
all be the second people I tell (after the cast and
crew of course). Love you all and again, thanks for
all the support and patience as we work through this.

Ed

125 comments:

Dorianna said...

Aw. I liked the idea of Harvey Keitel. But, whoever you choose, I don't mind.

Kris said...

Ahhh.....the suspense it too much! It's torture! I can't wait to see who it is. Whoever it is, I know they will be the best choice!

ezra said...

You have our support and best wishes always Ed.

ferngully said...

i can hardly waite tell they chose someone. and who it might be. they want the right person for the part. so they are takeing there time to get that person and i like that.

brooke said...

You never have to thank us for anything. You are a rare breed of Producer who cares about the fans of his show and we are so grateful to have you. Thank you so much.

DNY LOVES CRIMINAL MINDS said...

Ed,

Thank you for keeping us so well informed and up to date. I know who would be perfect. The friend of yours that I wanted to meet when I was on the set in March. Kidding you. Anyone that makes you all happy gets my thumbs up but he would be fantastic. :)

julia said...

If you and the cast and crew are happy with the new member then we will embrace them with open hearts. The same way you have embraced all of us. Blessings to you.

Judiebuk said...

Thank you again Ed for keeping the fans in the loop. Whoever is chosen is fine by me.

Kris...nice to see you up there again...hope all is well!

ashley said...

Ed,

Thank you! I'm looking forward to the news. Hugs for all of you.

curtis said...

You are the best leader any show could ever have. Pick us a good one.

clara said...

I liked Keitel but I think you know best who will fit with our show. All our faith is with you. Your loyalty and devotion to us is matched ten fold.

D. said...

I actually liked the idea of Kietel. He's a great actor. :Sigh: Oh well, who ever you choose will be great, and EVERYONE will SUPPORT the person you pick.

celeste said...

Ditto to what everyone has already said. I am off to bed now but I look forward to the morning and maybe an announcement from you.

You have all of the prayers of a grateful fandom.

simone said...

Ed-The suspense is great as Kris said. I am so sorry this all happened but I just know you will turn this all around and we will have the best season ever!!!!

james said...

All our support. You have had it since day one and no fraction of a man could ever change that. Thank you for always rising to the occasion and treating us fans like we matter. You probably have no idea how much that means to all of us.

Kirsten said...

Ed, you are a gem.
Too bad about Mr. Keitel, whom I admire a great deal as an actor, but I know you will pick someone wonderful. Good luck, and I will be waiting with bated breath.

corina said...

Ed,

You pick and we will watch. Team CM moves on.

robin said...

Ed~ You blow me away with your kindness and your generousity with you time. You are so special and we are so damn lucky.

leeza said...

Can we have a hint????

I kid you. Thanks for the heads up again. It is really great.

If you have any free time could you please give all the writers, the crew and our actors each a kiss for us. If it not too much trouble. Or you could just send them a memo telling them we love them and we know they are busy making magic for us.

courtney said...

You are the best Mr. Bernero!

allie said...

xoxoxoxoxoxoxox!!

marina said...

Whoever you all want is fine with me. There was a knee jerk reaction last night to the possible hiring of Mr. Keitel, who I am sure is a great actor, but so many of us wanted to wait until you told us how you felt about who was being picked. We learned the last few months exactly who we could count on and that is YOU!

Anonymous said...

Ed,

Thanks again. Your really just the best in our book. We need to clone you and have you play the new part.

Gerta

Dyanna said...

Kinda sad that he(Harvey) is not being considered =(. He would have added much intensity in the show and the character he would have portrayed.

But what the heck, anyone you choose will be fine in my book. And I hope no one complains, like they did yesterday. Goodness gracious.

wilma said...

We must admit Ed that we are not dealing with the change as well as we should be. Knowing that you have picked the person will cure that. Some of us were concerned that the network was just doing it. You hire them and we'll watch them.

respectanimals said...

Thanks Ed! You're the best! Regardless of who it turns out to be, it will be nice just to finally know. Patience is not a virtue that any of us on the blog seem to have. LOL!

mona said...

Ed,

My sincere thanks to you for this information and everything you do for us everyday.

sherlockette said...

Waiting with baited breath....thanks so much for the update.

We trust things will work out for the best!

Jacki said...

I can't picture Harvey Keitel in the role. Then again, I can't even figure out who would be my favorite choice. I don't even know if I want it to be a man or a woman. So, I can't wait to see who they pick. I have enough faith in the cast and crew that they'll pick the right replacement though. I'm really on the edge of my seat waiting for the announcement!!!

stan said...

Ed......we are looking forward to the new season. I just know it is going to be better than seasons one and two and they were great. You run a great show and we are very loyal to the show and to you.

joyce granny said...

"Mr. Ed"...You are a GEM!!

I will be agreeable to anyone you pick (a man, hopefully)...because we love all of you and will accept anyone you bring into our "CM/BAU FAMILY"!

Know it has been murder (hectic) for all of you there. But looking on the brighter side, WE HAVE HAD ONE CHALLENGING SUPER "GUESSING GAME" TO KEEP US FROM GETTING BORED!!!

Looking forward to hearing results.

slashgirl said...

It's too bad about Harvey Keitel--I think he would've been good. But as others have said, I have confidence that whomever you pick will be the right one for the show. I'm as interested in finding out what the new character is going to be like as I am in finding out who is going to play the part!

Thanks as always for keeping us in the loop, Ed--we do appreciate it. You're the best!

Stacy

parker said...

Ed,

You are a loyal, honest and fantastic Executive Producer. The show is one of your children so we know you will protect it.

I look forward to your announcement and I once again thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.

monica said...

Thank you Ed!

gita said...

Dear Ed, It is good to hear from you again. I sincerely hope that it is all getting easier for all of you. I am sure that once the role has been cast that you and the other writers will be busy developing the new character. I look forward to seeing what this character is like. See you every Wed!

muriel said...

You can always count on our devotion and support for the show, the cast, the crew, the writers and the producers.

lisa said...

Ed,

In all honesty Harvery Keitel was a 50/50 split in the fandom yesterday. I think someone else said it but I will say it again. When we hear that you think it is a good person for the show then that will carry a lot of weight with us. Change is hard when you are a devoted fan. Some of us are having a problem excepting that we are starting with someone new. That's okay. It is normal I think. The show will be on every week in my dorm room.

fahim said...

Look forward to your news. Thank you.

dorothy said...

You sound excited about this new person and that excites me about them.

conley said...

Ed, We are looking forward to a bright future for our show. Thanks.

brayden said...

Sept. 26th is not that far away. I can't wait to see what you and the wonderful writing staff have in store for all of us.

Thanks!

hedy said...

Ed,

I have never even heard of a Producer caring in the slightest about their show's fans and you care so much. You are so special and so unique. Maybe if there were more people in your business that acted like you do their shows would have fans as loyal as you have and they would have as long a shelf life as we know CM is going to have. I really believe in a few years we will all look back at this time and barely remember it. Thank you for being you.

harris said...

You rock! CM rocks!

andi said...

Ed,

If I did not believe the show would grow from all of this then I would never be able to release the true anger I feel at having everyone having to jump through hoops. I think it is going to be an even better show. I think all the hard work you have all been forced to do will be so successful that you will all look back on it mid season and think it is the best the thing that could have ever have happened to you. It's going to be great. Season Three is going to be your finest moment.

caroline said...

I hope that you, Simon and Scott know how much it means to us that you answer our questions on the message board. Now we hear that Andrew Wilder and Amanda are going to join us and that is so wildly exciting. Plus you take the time to make sure to keep us informed with your messages.

How could we ever truly thank you enough?

annuka said...

Thank you Mr. Bernero for everything. I wish you only the best and goodness.

wren said...

I am so excited to see who you have hired. Please tell them exactly what a contract really means so we never have to go through this again. You are a doll!

merrill said...

Take your time and be comfortable with who you decide to pick. If you are alright then we are alright.

Please give a special hug to our friend Scott David. It must be a busy time for him right now with so much casting going on.

And I send a hug to you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the news.

tara said...

Are you all taking good care of yourselves? Stress is not good. Please be careful.

Anonymous said...

Would have been nice to have Harvey Keitel

But something didn’t go enough well

However, as long as we get

Someone great then I’ll bet

The fans will believe s/he is swell!

Anonymous said...

Plot idea for bringing in new person:
Rogue agent does away with Gideon and takes his job. Reid witnesses but is blackmailed about his non-existant drug problem. Finds cure for Jack's (Hotch's son) mysterious disease. Plies Prentiss w. Vonnegut books and Garcia w. "hardware." Compliments Morgan's abs. JJ goes through files looking for jobs and finds sociopathic tendencies in new boss, tells everyone and saves the day.

Or maybe be should just trust the writers.

faryn said...

I trust the writers but that was kinda interesting. Bring in whoever you want. Cool with me. And thanks.

D said...

I trust the writers, HEH.

donna said...

Ed:

Have we told you lately how special we know you are and how much we appreciate the concern, care and warmth that you show us? If not then you need to know that it is real and we thank you very much.

marie said...

Pick us a really good one. Someone that looks great with our cast. If you get really stuck I am willing to volunteer my services free of charge for the good of the show. I can't act but I can drool. Could you write a part for someone who just lays on the floor and drools as Shemar, Thomas and Matthew walk by? My thanks are sincere and my offer is too!

lawrence said...

Thank you Mr. Bernero!

pam said...

I was not wild about HK joining us but I am really open to whoever you sound so excited about. Your excitement is a really good vibe for me.

ellie said...

Mr. Bernero,

Please excuse this question if it is inappropriate but why are all the internet tabloids being so aweful to this situation right now? TV Guide used to be nice to the show but now they are saying that no actor wants the job and the show can't find anyone who will sign. I just read it and it made me very mad. I know it is not the truth but why do they print these things? I know you are all just being very careful about who you hire and I think that is very smart. Thank you.

DD said...

If I can chime in, TVGUIDE was never nice to Criminal Minds, they dissed on them every chance they get. And they are poed cause they are getting their information wrong half the time.

tanya said...

Thank you so much for your care and your time. If you take bribes....we'd like hints.lol

Lori said...

LOL--after all the angst on the blog last night!!

Ed, you continue to amaze me with your devotion to the CM fans. We will be waiting on the edge of our seats for the news and be tuning in on Wednesday nights to watch our favorite show!

maria said...

I am so thankful for your post. We are all very anxious to have the casting over with. I am sure not as much as you are. It must be difficult. We will watch all Weds on the tv.

christine said...

That you for the update. I am looking forward to the big surprise.

janice said...

Ed,

My thanks are added to the pile of previous comments. I am so glad that you are not rushing to fill it the spot with the first warm body but taking your time and thinking it through.

Seriously please send our love to everyone!

valerie said...

It is just such a senseless and horrible situation. When you cast your person then we can put the bad times behind us and go ahead and stop worrying. You don't worry either. We are all going to keep watching. The show is the best!

cara said...

I'm on the edge of my chair wondering who it could be. Thank you and tell us soon or when you can. Thank you Ed.

laura said...

Thank you Ed.

dana said...

Dying to know who it is? Oh Ed now you have us excited again which is a good thing. Thanks.

libby said...

You are absolutely the best. I am sending you a cyber hug.

jodi said...

You take the part. We know you would do a good job and you would always show up on time and ready to go. Just a thought.

Rebecca said...

Thank you soooo much for keeping us updated. The CM family are just awesome !!!

I can't wait to see who it's gonna be.

ONLY 48 DAYS LEFT!!! WHOOHOOOOO!!!

Rebecca said...

Big thanks to Ed for keeping us in the loop! :)

blair said...

We really are counting the days down until Season Three. It is going to be great. I'm looking forward to your news! Thank you.

aliana said...

Whoever you want is fine with me. Kisses to all from Spain!

sophia said...

Oh Ed, might we have a tinsy crumble of a hint or clue. The show has taught us very well how to sift the clues. Only kidding you. I am sure that when the contract is signed we will know and for that I really am thanking you. I am so sick of the press articles I could spit. Today they have been needlessly horrible towards the show.

moriah said...

You are one of a kind and thank God you are ours. Our show would not be the quality show it is without your leadership. The writers, cast, crew, your staff and the CM fans are so lucky and blessed.

Sarah said...

Ed, thanks so much for keeping us updated. We really apreciate.

I agree with everyone, if you, the cast, and crew are happy, I'll be happy. Thanks for caring enough to let us know, and know that we have complete faith in your final desicion.

Sending good thoughts everyone's way!

emma said...

Thank you from me too. The suspense is really thick. I can't wait to hear who it is and I too am willing to volunteer.

annie said...

Honestly wasn't wild about the idea of Keitel but he was experienced. I think I will like the one you decided on better.

andrea said...

****Ed, you said that we should have some news before the week is out. Does that mean tomorrow or Sunday? No rush. I just am excited. I am feeling good about this for the first time since HE left.

randa said...

Names are rumbling through my mind. Thanks for setting us straight and keeping us up to date Ed. You really are a gem like the others have said.

sandy g. said...

Ed,

This reminds me of the song "Matchmaker" from "Fiddler on the Roof". We want someone perfect but of course all 16 million of us fans have no idea what perfect means in this case. So you be the matchmaker and find us "a perfect match".

Give everyone there all our best wishes and of course kisses, hugs and prayers. Tell them all we back them 100%!

gil said...

Thanks Ed. Looking forward to your next set of news.

leigh said...

Ed, Thank you so much for so many things. You are truly great to us.

Kris, I hope you had fun on the CM set last week. When are you going to blog about it?

chris e. said...

If you only knew then what you know now you could have spared Rebecca Bryant's life in NWO-2 and then Amanda could have taken the job. She could have been a profiler in training. Lesson Learned-Never kill your own daughter's character. I think we are all still in shock over that one Ed. lol

Whoever you want we want. Go with your gut feeling. It hasn't let the show down yet.

joanna said...

Ed:

Actually we were discussing what a shame it was that the show has killed off the characters of so many incredible guest stars. We have been so impressed the past two years with the quality of guest stars. Some of them would have been perfect. Could we redeem Frank? Are we sure he died? Carradine was amazing. Freakin amazing. I am sure your pick will be great as well.

mimi said...

Thank you Ed.

PS to Joanna: I have thought about Carradine a dozen times but just because we were spared the visual of the body parts I am reasonably sure he died. The train usually wins but thank you for letting me know that I am not the only person who was thinking that.

crystal said...

Thanks Ed.

claudia said...

Mr. Bernero- We all watch the show in my house. Half of us want a lady and the other half want a man. To adults and two teens so anyone you choose is going to please us.

callie said...

thank you now and always!

tracie said...

You never stop amazing me.

cindy, anne, angie & laurie said...

Ed, If you get stuck and this one does not work out how you want it to then we would all be willing to pitch in and guest star as profilettes for you. You would not have to pay us, we wouldn't eat much and we would be more than willing to work long hours. My whole sorority would be more than happy to assist you for as long as you might need us. All of Mu dorm just awaits the word to come and help you out.

Thank you for the best show on tv. We love it.

morris said...

Ed,

Thanks a lot man for cutting to the chase for us once again.

erika said...

Thank you Ed. Please send our warmest regards to everyone there. We are pulling for you and the show as we have since the first episode.

lydia campion said...

Thank you Ed. Pass this on if you have time:

Thank you Thomas for your professionalism and your incredible performances. You are a true gentleman and we adore you.

Thank you Shemar for just about everything in the world. You shock and delight us and we love that you are ours. Our own perfect star.

Thank you Kirsten for always brightening every day that you grace our screens and for sparkling everyday in between.

Thank you Matthew for being the Gube. Every show needs one of you. You are unique and fun.

Thank you Paget for giving us a chance in the beginning when some of us didn't give you much of one. We are so sorry and we are so happy that you a part of our CM family. Forgiven???

Thank you A.J. for your grace and smile that doesn't hide your playfulness. You are a wonderful talent. We love you.

Thank you to our writers who make us proud every week. We hold you in such high esteem because to do anything less would be to insult your amazing talents. We know that it isn't our responsibility to say that we are sorry for all the extra work you have had to do but we really are sorry. We thank you and cherish each and every one of you. You make it all happen. We know that. Just don't tell the 6 mentioned above that we know who the true stars are. Only kidding. You are all stars in our eyes.

greta said...

Thank you very much Ed and I look forward to future news.



Lydia C., that was so beautiful I almost welled up with tears.

delois jones said...

I think Lydia covered it for me too Ed. We hold you all on a pedestal because of the brilliance of the show and the integrity you showed during a bad time. Instead of hiding from us you included us and that is huge. Thank you.

felicia said...

Thank you Ed.

andie said...

Thanks so much Ed. I am so excited to hear the name.

maddie said...

Looking forward to your next note to us Ed. I am so curious about who you have picked for the show. Thanks for everything.

trisha said...

Thanks and hugs Ed to you and everyone there.

bernardo said...

Much thanks Ed.

lucy said...

I rushed to the computer as soon as I woke up to see if we have any news yet. I will check back. It has gotten exciting and I did not think it possible.

PAOLAFROMPARIS said...

Mr Brennero, stop worryng, stop stressing, WE WILL BE ALWAYS HERE FOR THE SHOW AND FOR YOU and we will open our arms and our hearts for the new character, whoever he is....

Mickie said...

Thank you for treating us with respect and care. I love CM - It is on my proirity TiVo list. That means I watch the how the same day it airs. I hope Liv Schrieber is on your short list. I absolutely love him!!!

clara said...

Thanks so much.

Jo said...

Liv Schrieber? Sorry, but he's not that great of an actor. He was good in CSI, that cause he was a baddie.

jazz said...

Lets not play the guessing game with Ed. He'll tell us when he is ready and thank you so much Ed.


Liv would be great!

lettie said...

The German fans send hugs and thanks.

nancy said...

I really appreciate the news and I am looking forward to your newest news. I hope it is someone wonderful.

jolie said...

Thanks Mr. Bernero.

cedrine said...

Thank you and I am available as well if you need me. lol. Kisses & hugs for everyone.

ava said...

My thanks too.

SweetThang said...

Thanks for letting us know what is going on with Criminal Minds. I'm sure you all have picked the best person for the role.

Dorianna said...

It would be really awesome if you lined up James Morrison who was on 24. Very commanding individual.

karen said...

I'm really dying of anticipation.

bridgitte dole said...

Thank you Ed. We love you but please hurry. Now we are all letting names rampant in our minds waiting to see who you picked. I thought about it all day today at work. Everyone at work thought about it. We passed around all kinds of names. It is exciting!

evan said...

Ed,

I am very thankful for your news and your dedication to all of us and I will hope that in the morning a wonderful name will be on the blog.

Goodnight everyone!

iris said...

Whoever you want it ginger with us.

willow said...

Take your time and don't allow anyone, even us, to rush you. Nobody knows the show and the direction that you want to take the show in better than you do. We'll wait patiently and thank you for all your hard work.

meg said...

You are a great leader!!!!

jessica said...

Thanks Ed!


just a iddy biddy hint?

joyce granny said...

Our special "Mr. Ed"...

SPECIAL WISHES FOR A WONDERFUL, RELAXING, STRESS-FREE WEEKEND. YOU DESERVE IT!

The Boss said...

I am blown away by the respect Ed gives us fans. Its fantastic (and rare!)
Thanks a million