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TV Series

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Comedy

Starring :

Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Martha MacIsaac, Amara Miller, Benjamin Stockham, Andre Holland

President Obama to Hold Private Screening of '1600 Penn' at White House

January 09, 2013 08:01:37

NBC's "" will have a very special screening at the White House on Wednesday, January 9. It was announced that President Barack Obama would hold the private screening with the cast and crew of the fictional comedy series revolving around a dysfunctional first family.

To take place at the White House's family theater, the "closed press" event would likely mark Obama's reunion with his former speech writer Jon Lovett. The writer is now serving as the co-creator of the half-hour comedy, which was first sampled behind "" last month.

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'1600 Penn' Creator and Actor Say Show Is Not About Politics, but Domestic Issue

December 17, 2012 10:12:54

Despite revolving around the live of the First Family, "" is not a political show, so states. The co-creator, who also takes the role of the president's son on the upcoming NBC series, stresses, "It's absolutely, absolutely not a political show, and I can't emphasize that enough."

Explaining what the show is really about, he claims, "We never set out to make a political show... We wanted to make a show about a family that happens to live in a world where they are surrounded by politics." He adds, "We never wanted to do a goofball comedy about the White House."

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New '1600 Penn' Promo Highlights the Unconventional First Family

October 31, 2012 04:10:57

"This election year, an unconventional first family is bringing humor to the free world," so a voiceover says in a new promo of "". In the sneak-peek videos, what's supposed to be an official meeting goes awry when President Dale Gilchrist's son unintentionally causes a fire.

The Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues, like a grown kid who's forced to move back home, teenagers who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom desperately trying to win over the kids, except that they live in a very special house: The White House.

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Bill Pullman and Brittany Snow Cast as First Family on New NBC Pilot

February 25, 2012 11:02:59

and will have father and daughter relationship on a new NBC pilot, "". It has been announced that Pullman is slated to play a U.S. President named Dale Gilchrist in the comedy project, while Snow is the First Daughter named Becca.

Created by (Book of Mormon), Jason Winer () and Jon Lovett, "1600 Penn" is a "dysfunctional family comedy where the out-of-control oldest son (Gad) returns home and becomes not only it's biggest liability but also the glue holding everyone together. The twist is that this family resides in the White House".

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