‘Black-ish’ Writer’s Comedy Pilot Ordered by ABC

Single-camera comedy focuses on gifted engineer dead-set on helping those around him

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ABC has given pilot orders to two single-camera comedies.

“Square Roots” focuses on a man from a family of logic driven engineers is determined to use his “gift” to help the people he loves with their everyday issues. The pilot is written and executive produced by “Black-ish” co-executive producer and writer Vijal Patel.

“Chunk & Bean,” from writers and executive producers Ed Herro and Brian Donovan is about two friends who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Dave Hemingson (“The B— In Apartment 23”) is also executive producers.

ABC Studios is producing both projects.