After nine seasons as director/executive producer on How I Met Your Mother, Pamela Fryman is joining a new multi-camera CBS comedy series in the same capacity, The McCarthys. Fryman will direct eight episodes of the show’s initial 12-episode order. The McCarthys, from creator Brian Gallivan, Sony TV, CBS TV Studios and Will Gluck’s Olive Bridge Entertainment, landed a series pickup after retooling the original single-camera pilot from last season into a multi-camera version with a revamped cast, which was directed by Andy Ackerman. Sony TV-based Mike Sikowitz joined the project at the pilot stage earlier this year and will continue as showrunner. Sikowitz, Gallivan, Fryman and Gluck executive produce. The McCarthys revolves around a big, sports-crazed Irish Catholic clan in Boston and the gay son (Tyler Ritter) whose greatest sin is not his sexuality, but his desire to spend less time with his family.