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1600 PENN: "PUTTING OUT FIRES" REVIEW

With 1600 Penn, show creators Jason Winer (Modern Family), Josh Gad (star of Broadway’s The Book of Mormon) and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter) hope to combine the sharp humor of Modern Family with the “inside baseball” look at the White House that The West Wing provided.

Unfortunately, the final result is that neither goal is fully achieved. At the end of the day, 1600 Penn is standard half-hour fare, trussed up in a heightened circumstance.

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