Pam Fryman, who helmed the pilot for NBC’s newly picked up multi-camera comedy series People Are Talking, is joining the show as executive producer/director.

We Are Talking, from writer DJ Nash, Universal TV and Will Packer Prods., is the only new NBC comedy series to land on the fall schedule, paired with returning multi-camera sitcom Undateable. The pilot, about two diverse couples who are neighbors and best friends, starred Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Meaghan Rath, Tone Bell and Bresha Webb. Going into series, Rath’s role will need to be recast as the actress was in second position to another comedy pilot, Fox’s The Guide to Surviving Life, which was picked up to series.

Fryman most recently served as executive producer/director on CBS’ The McCarthys and before that, she served in the same capacity on hit How I Met Your Mother for its nine-season run. The veteran helmer, who directed three multi-camera pilots this season, is repped by ICM Partners.