Now that the episode is done filming, King is involved in the editing process. Plus, she's acting in subsequent episodes.
The 42-year-old, who landed her first acting job as a teen on the sitcom "227" as the daughter of Marla Gibbs, says she enjoys the challenge of directing.
King was recently accepted into the ABC/DGA Directors Program, a two-year course where participants are guided by network and studio executives as they develop their skills.
She shadowed a director on the ABC drama "Private Practice," which had its series finale last month.
"It definitely let me know that I would like to do more episodic TV, it's the opportunity to do little minimovies," she said.
Alicia Rancilio covers entertainment for The Associated Press. Follow her online at http://www.twitter.com/aliciar