While CBS has announced its pickup and confirmation of a number of shows, many of which are new series, we continue to await the final word on the fate of The Unit. There are reports that the network is considering bringing it back on a Friday 9pm time slot but the definitive say is yet to come down shortly.
As the show wallows in limbo for now, several cast and crew have found good use of their time with a series of visits to United States forces stationed in Iraq and Kuwait.
Dennis Haysbert, Robert Patrick and Max Martini, three of the stars of CBS’ The Unit, went on a tour of American troops stationed in Kuwait and Iraq over the weekend. They first stopped by Kuwait on Friday, May 9, where they got to mix it up a bit with airmen, soldiers, sailors and Marines based there.
CBS 46 News reported that Dennis Haysbert, who stars as Jonas Blaine on The Unit, said it was wonderful to be able to spend time with the real men and women their characters are based on. Aside from his character on The Unit, Haysbert also gained widespread recognition for his portrayal of Senator-turned-President David Palmer on several seasons of FOX’s hit drama, 24.
For his part, Robert Patrick (Colonel Tom Ryan on The Unit), who is an active member of the United Service Organizations or USO, reportedly remarked that he was glad for the opportunity to meet the real-life soldiers. Patrick first caught the public’s attention for going toe-to-toe with Arnold Schwarzenegger as a humanoid T-1000, a souped up version of a Terminator, on Terminator 2: Judgment Day.
On Sunday, May 11, the stars descended on Camp Liberty in Iraq, where they held a meet, greet and photo session with the Multi-National Division – Baghdad (MND-B) Soldiers stationed there. News Blaze reported that one of the highlights of that visit was Haysbert’s singing tribute to a couple of mothers from the MND-B.
-Rosario Santiago, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: CBS 46 News, News Blaze
(Image Courtesy of CBS 46 News)