|First appearance||"Change is on the Air" (5.01)|
Eric Whitbread is a main character in the Frasier-based fan fiction spin-off MCTV.
Eric arrives at the start of Season 5 as the new director of entertainment, following MCTV's major retooling. Eric quickly clashes with the established employees when he attempts to change everything they've become accustomed to, and feels like a fish out of water for the majority of his time there. Eventually Eric reaches the conclusion that changing MCTV is impossible and resigns a few weeks before its closure. However, he returns in Season 6 as MCTV's new media consultant when it is relaunched as a web TV service.