‘Love Bites’ nips at NBC

Net inks development deal with helmer

TV helmer Marc Buckland, who directed the pilot to NBC’s new anthology series “Love Bites,” has sealed a development deal with the Peacock.

As part of the one-year pact, Buckland is attached to the first season of “Love Bites” as an exec producer.

Buckland will also write a pilot script for NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios, and take part in the development of pilots that he might direct.

NBC Entertainment/Universal Media Studios primetime prexy Angela Bromstad said she considered the network and studio lucky to have landed Buckland in the first season of “Love Bites,” which she called “one of our most important new series.”

“Everything he touches he elevates to the next level,” she said. “Marc is a highly sought-after director/producer and we feel so lucky to have him.”

Buckland’s recent credits include the critically acclaimed ABC half-hour “Better Off Ted.” He has also directed episodes of “My Name Is Earl,” “Scrubs,” “Ed,” “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” “Felicity,” “NYPD Blue” and “Murder One.”

Buckland also exec produced “My Name is Earl” and CBS’ “Worst Week.”

The helmer won an Emmy and a DGA award in 2006 for directing the pilot to “Earl.” He also scored an Emmy nom in 2002 for “Scrubs.”

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