ABC has given pilot orders to two single-camera projects: Chunk & Bean, written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, and Square Roots, written exec produced by Vijal Patel. Both hail from ABC sibling ABC Studios.

Hemingson headshotImage (2) Vijal-Patel__120530062246-275x316.jpg for post 324080Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of two misfits, Chunk and Bean, who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. First-time developers Herro and Donovan (The Neighbors), who penned the script inspired by their childhood, executive produce alongside Hemingson (Don’t Trust the B).

herrodonovanSquare Roots is about a man from a family of logic-driven engineers who is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues. . .whether they like it or not. Patel (Black-ish) is the writer-executive producer.