Chris Koch has been tapped to direct ABC’s single camera comedy pilot Chunk & Bean. Written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan, Chunk & 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. Koch’s numerous TV directing credits include ABC’s Galavant and Fox’s Grandfathered.
Marc Buckland is set to direct ABC’s Dream Team, a single camera comedy pilot from Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel. It centers on Marty Schumacher, who coached his last Club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the National Championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds, and their disparate parents. Buckland won a best directing Emmy for the pilot episode of My Name Is Earl.