Thursday, August 28, 2008


Criminal Minds: Executive Producer Edward Allen Bernero is celebrating his birthday on Friday. Please join us in wishing Ed a very Happy Birthday and thanking him for everything he has done, and continues to do, for the show and the fans. We were blessed that Ed picked Criminal Minds to be his show. It would be impossible to list all the reasons the Criminal Minds fandom respects Ed but the one that sticks out most in my mind is seeing the pictures everyday during the WGA strike that Kris shot for us. Ed was always there. He didn't make token photo op stops to the line. He walked it with his fellow writers. They are a writing family and his loyalty to them, the show and to all of us should stand as an example of the proper way to be a showrunner. I hold him in high personal regard, as I know you all do, and I hope that his birthday is spent surrounding by his wonderful family, closest friends, his cast, crew, his writers and that he enjoys his special day.

Since he always gives us quotes, I picked one for him:

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." - Sam Ewing

Thank you Ed for showing up and Happy Birthday!


gaultiergirl said...


You are truly the best, in every sense of the word. I hope you have a wonderful birthday. And thank you for the many, many gifts you have given to us! Happy Birthday!!!

Gigi (Laura)

impychick said...

I can't add much more to the lovely things Jill said, but I wholeheartedly agree! Happy birthday, Ed!!! Thanks for everything.

Cheri said...


I wish you all the best on your birthday! I hope your day is full of happiness, love and doing what you want to do. You deserve it!!


Keren said...

Ed! Happy Birthday! You rock all kinds of hard. Thanks for everything you've done for us.

Have a great day and enjoy your gift.


Dark Justice Girl (Diane) said...

Hello Ed! You are truly a great human being whom I've come to respect and admire. You are dedicated and it shows. The Criminal Minds fandom is blessed to have you. So I wish you a great happy birthday, and hope all your other wishes come true =)

And as Steven Tyler of Aerosmith once said, "Life is a journey, not a destination."

lizapest said...

Happy Birthday Ed
You are like a good wine,
You improve with age. :)
Can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve for us this upcoming season.

Angelwriter said...

Happy Birthday:)

Suz said...

Thanks for 3 great seasons. I am looking forward to the next 3. I hope you have a wonderful birthday

blue said...

Happy Birthday Ed. I looking forward to season 4. I hope your birthday is a great one. God Bless you and your family

Lyn said...

Happy Birthday, Ed, from Downunder! Thank you for giving us this great show!

janice said...

Happy Birthday! Don't ever leave the show.

olivia said...

Thank you for being so great and Happy Birthday!

Season four!

theresa raymond said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happiest birthday to you!

Annie said...

Have a wonderful brithday, Ed.

Love from downunder in Australia

Anonymous said...

I want to wish you Edward Allen
Bernero a Very Happy Birthday and
I hope that you have many more to

Dawn (easy writer)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ed! I hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you so much for the wonderful characters you give us every week. I feel like it's MY birthday too! I hope you have a day filled with everything--and everyone--you love best.

Happy Birthday!
Shannon (buffyaddict)

Mnemosphere said...


hoping you have a wonderful special day, sending you my best wishes.
Thank you for all you give us, hoping this will give a little back... happy birthday to you!


Blümchen said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch Ed
best wishes from Germany.
I hope your day is full of happiness.
Thanks so much for everything you have done for us.
Enjoy your day and gifts.


Anonymous said...

Jill is right with absolutely everything. Wish you a wonderful birthday and hope you'll be our man behind Criminal Minds for the next seasons.


Amber said...

Hey Ed,

Happy Birthday! Thank you for everything you have done for Criminal Minds without you the show wouldn't be what it is today. You are truly an Inspiration for us all. Best wishes for the furture.


Liska said...

You're the best Mr. Bernero, thank you for everything you do for us, thank you for giving us Criminal minds.
Have a very belated birthday!
Best wishes.

Liska said...

Sorry my english is terrible - not very belated, the correct is very bestest ;-)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Mr. Bernero, hope you have a wonderful!

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you and the rest of the cast and crew of Criminal Minds for three amazing seasons.

Can't wait for season 4! I have a feeling the best is yet to come. :)

Thank You!


sherlockette said...

Happy Birthday Ed!

Thanks for everything you do for the fans.

I hope you have a great day and a great year both personally and professionally!

Lin said...

Ed -- I hope you have a wonderful birthday, and I hope it's the beginning of a very special new year to come, full of nothing but joyful surprises.

(Great quote, Jill!)

Debbie said...

Hello Ed,

Happy Birthday!

I hope that your special day and the year that follows is filled with much happiness, success and all the joy that life can bring. Thank you so much for all that you do for us. You are amazing. We love you and appreciate you more than mere words can express.

Now, take a deep breath and blow out all those candles!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ed. Criminal Minds wouldn't be the same without you. Katrina

Anonymous said...

Dear Ed,
I wish you just the best and hopefully all your dreams come true.


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ed!

I wish you all the best.

Thanks for all the great work you are doing on Criminal Minds.


tara said...

thank you for everything you do for us, ed. it is appreciated more than you know.

have a wonderful birthday.

celeste said...

Happy Birthday and best wishes for a happy year ahead.

Love from London

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!

Leprrkan said...


A very Happy Birthday to you, sir!

And thanks for consistently putting out one of the best shows on TV.

Cheers :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for getting the show to its fourth season. CM is the best & so are you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ed!!!!

alice said...

Take your birthday off of work and go have some fun. Have a Happy Birthday!

kuspit said...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch!!

simone said...

Best Wishes on a glorious birthday. Hugs from across the pond! We luv ya Ed!

Anonymous said...

I love Criminal Minds. It is a well thought out thinking person's show and thank you for that and everything else.

Happy Birthday!

great quote you used Jill

Anonymous said...


You are the best!!!!
I liked Third Watch, and now, i lOvE CM!!!

I can't wait anymore to see the next season!

Happy birthday Ed!!


jazz said...

Happy Birthday, Ed! It feels good to be able to share a happy time with you. There were not that many happy times to share during this past year. I hope that S-4 is as wonderful as S-3!

Anonymous said...

Hope you'll take the time today
to breathe a bit more deeply -
Hear the wishes, sense the warmth,
feel the joy completely.

Hope you'll find your birthday's free from worry or distraction,
And when the day is over, you'll be filled with satisfaction.

Never leave CM!

maxine said...

Happy Birthday!

fellow bears fan said...


Happy Birthday. This Is Your Year! All those exciting new projects on the horizon and CM doing so well in the ratings.

Enjoy your day and the fruit of all your hard work.

We really appreciate you.

denise in denver said...

Your birthday's a reminder
of the many things you do
To make the people in your life
so happy that you're you! CM rules and so do you! Happy Birthday, Ed.

celina said...

Parabéns Feliz Aniversário! Best to you this day and forward.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to our fearless leader!

Anonymous said...

Ed Bernero: Hyvää syntymäpäivää


nikkie said...

happy birthday dude and thank you for the awsomness that is criminal minds.

Anonymous said...

Have a Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy Happy

Alana said...

I'm very proud to be a fan of a show with such a high class, dedicated, down to earth, respectful of their fans and talent team of writers, producers and actors. You more than deserve the success and our respect. Happy birthday and thank you for every creative, heart breaking and pitch perfect episode of Criminal Minds.

Lisa said...

Dear Ed,

You are truly one of the nicest most generous and warm hearted guy in the world. You care about your family, friends, and fans and treat them with the utmost kindness and respect. You are such a wonderful person that I admire and respect and you deserve the best Birthday in the world!!!:)I hope you have a wonderful Bday and get to spend it with the people you love most...and relax ans eat lots of cake of course!!:)


- You are the BEST!!!:) XXOXOXO!

Anonymous said...

Ed, many happy wishes for your birthday. I hope you enjoy your cake--it is made up of all the cookies you and the other CM writers have given us!

usf gals! said...

Birthday Hugs from the gals in MU dorm!

We can't wait for the new season to start so we can start watching and stop studying!

b.j. said...

Happy Birthday, Ed!


anna marie said...

Happy Birthday, Ed!

CM is totally awesome. Thank you for not throwing your hands up and walking away when everything turned to crap last year. I like the quote that Jill picked for your card. You deserved a cookie from us since you are so generous with giving them to us!

Happy a blessed day.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday & God Bless.

HardKOrr said...

Happy Birthday, Ed!!

Can't wait to see what you have in store for us in Season 4. Criminal Minds is the best show on TV.

Enjoy your special day!!

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday Ed, hope you have a lovely day.

monica said...

Happy Birthday!

Sending you cyber cake and goodies.

Anonymous said...

have a great day and birthday

gubegirl said...

Happy Birthday to a man who helps to create the very best show on TV! Cannot wait for season 4 and am inhaling reruns to get by until 9/22!

You should be extremely proud of this show in this time where reality shows are the mainstay and those of us who remember what quality TV is are your biggest fans!

Have a wonderful day!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for continuing to keep CM fresh and interesting to watch. Thank you for not using gimmicks to get ratings but rather thriving for interesting plot points and fresh new ideas to drive the show's ratings.

I hope that you have a very Happy Birthday!

christina dankur said...

Happy Birthday to a man with a big heart, fan loyalty and amazing vision! Chestit Rojden Den!

babruin said...

Wishing you a very happy Birthday, Ed!!! Have a great day full of fun, family, and friends!!!
Thanks for being the wonderful person you are!!!
love and ehugs,Joanne

Anonymous said...

Happy B-day - Just wanted to say that and thanks for the show! Plus, September 24th can't get here fast enough. :o)

meaghan said...

Happy Birthday, Ed.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I hope that you like the present we sent to you. It probably is not the biggest gift you will get this year but it comes from our hearts.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ed,

all best wishes for you from Germany! Have a great day and spend it with the people you love! Anxiously waiting for season 4, and I hope it will get better and better!

greenfairy (Melanie)

malik said...

Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday and enjoy the day! Lots of cake, presents and the love of your family and friends.

gina said...

Ed, Happy Birthday. If there is anything you can do to nudge CBS into airing the premiere promo that would be great. As usual they have forgotten our show! We never forget the show. We're counting down the days until the new season starts. Love and cyber huggies from Naperville!

Frogg said...

Happy birthday, Ed, and many more to come.

deb said...

Happy Birthday Ed.
Best Regards from
the Maltese Islands


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you Ed.

I would love to hear more about the new series you are making with Jim Clemente. Dish alittle on it please.

jolie said...

Joyeux Anniversaire!

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a great day!
Thankyou for giving me and all the other Criminal Minds fans out there a chance to see what really is great TV.

Shelley said...

Ed, we're wishing you an awesome birthday. Thanks for all the countless hours of dedicated entertainment. You're a brillant man.

Jodi said...


Have a wonderful birthday! Thanks for all the work you do on CM!


Kirsten said...

Dear Ed,

Jill certainly summed things up nicely, but wanted to add my thanks for all that you do to make CM the best show on TV! I hope you have a fantastic birthday and all your wishes come true.


Serena said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great one!

Madelyn said...

Happy birthday, Ed.

Alison said...

Happy Birthdat Ed! Thanks for all your hard work! I hope you have a great day!

kathryn said...

Happy Birthday and thanks so much for the awesome show. Wednesday nights rock!

colleen said...

Happy Birthday, Ed.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your prezzie from us tomorrow. Happy pre-Birthday!

tania said...

Happy Birthday!
Have a great time on your birthday!
Thank you for CM!

Ambra said...

Ed--Thanks for everything you do for us fans. I hope your birthday is the best one yet!

Dominika said...


I wish you a very happy birthday as well!

Greetings from Germany,


Anonymous said...

Jill said it very well in her post. You don't just talk the talk, you walk the walk. You are a rare breed in the entertainment field and ABC is lucky to have you on their team. We're lucky to have you at the helm of Criminal Minds.

Happy Birthday, Ed!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for producing the best tv show on the air. I really enjoy it.

Alicia (another Chicago Bears fan)

kris said...

Happy Birthday Ed. Have a great one. Hope to work with you soon!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. I like the idea of giving you a quote, so here is one from me:

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. - Peter F. Drucker

You always do the right things. You showed your ability to lead during Mandygate. You didn't wait for others to spew half truths and vanilla statements. You stood front and center and told the truth. It was horrible news but you gave us the respect of making a truthful statement. To me that is a sign of leadership and integrity. You always deserved our respect but that day you cemented a bond with a fandom that will never forget the you, alone, stood up and showed true character.

All the best in the future! We may have thrown a minor nutty when we heard about your new projects but I hope that you know that we would support all of your future projects. Our initial reaction was just a knee jerk fear that you would leave Criminal Minds.

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your CM family. Thank you for allowing our wonderful writers to chat with us and coming to us first when big news hits.

tessa said...

Happy Birthday!

The quotes you are all coming up with are so awesome. I need to think of one and come back and post it.


Arab eid milaad saeed!
Armenian Tsenund shnorhavor!
Austrian-Viennese Ois guade winsch i dia zum Gbuadsdog!
Brazil Parabéns a você!
Parabéns a você, nesta data querida muitas felicidades e muitos anos de vida.
Bulgarian Chestit Rojden Den!
Catalan Per molts anys! or Bon aniversari! or Moltes Felicitats!
Chinese-Cantonese Sun Yat Fai Lok!
Chinese-Mandarin qu ni sheng ri kuai le
Czech Vsechno nejlepsi k Tvym narozeninam!
Danish Tillykke med fodselsdagen!
Dutch Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! or Van harte gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag!
English Happy Birthday!
Esperanto Felichan Naskightagon!
Finnish Hyvaa syntymapaivaa!
French (Canada) Bonne Fête!
French Joyeux Anniversaire!
German Alles Gute zum Geburtstag!
Greek Eytyxismena Genethlia! or Chronia Pola!
Hawaiian Hau`oli la hanau!
Hebrew iom holedet sameah!
Hindi (India) Janam Din ki badhai! or Janam Din ki shubkamnaayein!
Hungarian Boldog szuletesnapot!
or Isten eltessen!
Icelandic Til hamingju med afmaelisdaginn!
Italian Buon Compleanno!
Japanese Otanjou-bi Omedetou Gozaimasu!
Korean Saeng il chuk ha ham ni da!
Latin Fortuna dies natalis!
Luxembourgeois Vill Gleck fir daei Geburtsdaag!
Malaysian Selamat Hari Jadi!
Norwegian Gratulerer med dagen!
Persian Tavalodet Mobarak!
Polish Wszystkiego Najlepszego! or Wszystkiego najlepszego zokazji urodzin!
wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin
Portuguese (Brazil) Parabens pelo seu aniversario! or Parabenspara voce! or Parabens e muitas felicidades!
Portuguese Feliz Aniversario! or Parabens!
Romanian La Multi Ani!
Russian S dniom razhdjenia! or Pazdravliayu s dniom razhdjenia!
Sardinian (Italy) Achent'annos! Achent'annos!
Slovak Vsetko najlepsie k narodeninam!
Spanish Feliz Cumpleaños!
Swedish Grattis på födelsedagen
Taiwanese San leaz quiet lo!
Thai Suk San Wan Keut!
Turkish Dogum gunun kutlu olsun!
Vietnamese Chuc Mung Sinh Nhat!

There are many more, but i hope that will be enough for this year!

Anonymous said...

Yom Huledet Sameakh!

From Asher Katz

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday Ed!

Thanks so much for all you do to create the best show on television!

farah said...

I hope you have a great birthday and that this year will give you a lot of prosperity and thank you for 3 great seasons. Have a great Birthday.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


Lee said...

Happy Birthday Ed! Hope it is wonderful!

Lee :)

BlueCurl said...

Dear Ed, Have a great Birthday! Thanks for all the work you've done on CM and also TW! Keep on going!

- Sonja

incognita said...

Happy Birthday, Ed!

Mary K. said...

Dear Ed,

I wish you a very happy birthday!
Words can't describe how wonderful you are!

Much Love,

julia said...

Happy Birthday, Ed!!

Sending you cyber hugs from Atlanta and I would send you some cyber cake but it would yukky up your keyboard. *g*

Marie said...


Happy Birthday to you!!

Keep up the great work on CM. I really enjoy watching the show and look forward to the new season! Thank you for all the hard work you do.


Elizabeth Bear said...

Very happy birthday, Ed, and many happy returns! And I hope you will be spending the years between those birthdays working on shows you love, surrounded by family and friends.

meredith m. said...

Happy Birthday!

Ashley W. said...

Have a happy birthday.

respectanimals said...

Secrets to Staying Young, Being Happy, and Achieving Success

* Laugh every day.

* Hold on to your dreams.

* Grow up — don’t grow old!

* Find new opportunities in every change.

* Have no regrets.

Here’s wishing you stay forever young at heart!

Have a Very Happy Birthday Ed!

Glampire30 said...


I hope you have a very happy birthday... You are the best... And thank you for all that you have given us with the best show on tv.
CM rules^_^

greta said...

Happy Birthday! I love all the comments everyone has written. Total awesomeness like you and the show.

celia said...

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Ed! I hope you have a wonderful day. Relax and take it easy! Thank you so much for the wonderful job you do on CM! I can't wait to see you have in store for us this season!

Nova Scotia, Canada

lizzymmcf said...

Happy Birthday Ed!!! Thanks for everything that you do!!! I can't wait to see what you have in store for the new season for us! I hope you have an amazing birthday and all your wishes come true!

naomi said...

Happy Birthday Ed!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday and all my best wishes on continued happiness and success.

atircuit said...

Happy Birthday, Ed!

Larkin said...

Happy Birthday. I hope your birthday brings you as much enjoyment and entertainment as the show has brought us.


Memoh said...

Happy birthday!

Thanks for all you do!

Have a great day!!

laurel vogel said...

Happy Birthday Ed!

Thank you for letting Breen Frazier come to chat with us tonight. He's great. What a wonderful chat. It was my first. I hope you will come chat soon so I can chat with you too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Ed!

You rock the planet!

lorraine said...

Happy Birthday Ed. Thank you for CM and for the great characters. I love them all.

Des said...

Happy Birthday Ed. Thank you for a wonderful Show.

Lola said...

Happy Birthday Ed!
Greetings from Finland! Hope you have an awesome day.

Nina said...

*singing* Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to....Be VERY glad this is a blog and not YouTube.... otherwise this would be scarier than any unsub on CM!

Hope you have a great day!

deborah said...

Happy Birthday!!

Nina, you are so funny and that was so true. If we sang to him on YouTube he would cringe.

crazycatlady said...

Hope You have a wonderful Birthday ED.
You have done an awesome job with the show
Happy Birthday


Ashley said...

Dear Ed,

You are so facinating in all the stories you give us all to watch! Thank you for all the wonderful episodes! Happy Birthday! hope you enjoy it! rember by being on Criminal Minds you are giving me a life! (I would probally be like Reid the good and bad ways, if I did not have this show)

Again thank you so much!!! *hugs*

Jenn said...


You rock!! Happy Birthday!

Jenn (TN)

aimee said...

Happy Birthday, Ed. Good health and lots of laughs!

marc said...

Ed, Happy Birthday. Everything possible has already been said so all I can add is that I agree with everything Jill said in her post. I especially agree with the quote! Season three was a b-tch between MP and the strike and still you led the show to its finest ratings ever! You rock hard and you rule supreme!

jenna said...

Happy Birthday!

Dr. Kris said...

Happy Birthday, Ed! Thanks so much for a quality show. A rarity, IMO these days...


Sandra said...

Happy Birthday Ed from a german fan. Thank you that I can see Thomas Gibson as Hotch. He is remarkable.

tamika said...

Happy Birthday. Never leave CM, ever!

Jean said...

I can't think of anything to say that hasn't already but I can quote a 'Celtic' blessing

'May you have walls for the wind
And a roof for the rain
And drinks beside the fire.
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you
And all that your heart may desire.'

Happy birthday


Catharina said...

A very happy birthday, Ed! Thanks for a wonderful show, thanks for being so close to your fans and always keeping us updated. Keep up the good work!

Catharina (Germany)

I Love Shemar Moore said...


Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! And best wishes for the coming year.

--Cal from LJ

slashgirl said...


You are truly one of the good guys. Your love for this show, its cast, crew and the fans is awesome. You're a shining example of good leadership--I know a few people that I work with who could learn a lot from watching you.

Thank you for bringing us such a fantastic show and thank you for your generosity with the fans--we do appreciate it.

I hope that your birthday is a wonderful one and that you are surrounded by family and friends. You deserve lots of presents and cake (I think Jill took care of the cake part! :D). Best wishes for the coming deserve only the best.

slashgirl (Stacy)

sindee said...

No, no - I'm late...
Oh - in fact I'm right in time, phew...

Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Ed.
Hope you have a very special day with your family.

CU sindee

Emma Bull said...

Many happy returns, boss, and thanks for a terrific show!

elle said...

Happy birthday Ed!!! Thank you for all your hard work and for three wonderful seasons so far and i hope for many more to come...