Delta Force on CBS

Tonight at 9 p.m. eastern CBS will launch its new series, The Unit, starring Dennis Haysbert, veteran actor most recently seen on TV as The President David Palmer on 24 and as the pitch man for Allstate. 

The Unit will bring the operations and family lives of Delta Force commandos to the screen as realistically as retired Command Sergeant Major Eric L. Haney can make them.  A 20 year US Army veteran and author of Inside Delta Force, Haney will work closely with lead writer David Mamet and the rest of the cast & crew on each episode.  See an interview with Haney here

For more on Haney's career and book, see his blogsite  

The opening episode, following NCIS, promises to be compelling.  But we the viewers will decide on that, and the show's future.  If indeed it does portray special ops commando operations and their families realistically and factually, and if the writing & acting are up to snuff, CBS might have a hit on their hands. 
 
John B. Dwyer  
 
Thomas Lifson adds: David Mamet is quite a lefty. I have never reagrded him as the genius some hail. But it sounds like it is worth checking out.

Tonight at 9 p.m. eastern CBS will launch its new series, The Unit, starring Dennis Haysbert, veteran actor most recently seen on TV as The President David Palmer on 24 and as the pitch man for Allstate. 

The Unit will bring the operations and family lives of Delta Force commandos to the screen as realistically as retired Command Sergeant Major Eric L. Haney can make them.  A 20 year US Army veteran and author of Inside Delta Force, Haney will work closely with lead writer David Mamet and the rest of the cast & crew on each episode.  See an interview with Haney here

For more on Haney's career and book, see his blogsite  

The opening episode, following NCIS, promises to be compelling.  But we the viewers will decide on that, and the show's future.  If indeed it does portray special ops commando operations and their families realistically and factually, and if the writing & acting are up to snuff, CBS might have a hit on their hands. 
 
John B. Dwyer  
 
Thomas Lifson adds: David Mamet is quite a lefty. I have never reagrded him as the genius some hail. But it sounds like it is worth checking out.