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'1600 Penn': Watch an exclusive clip from 'So You Don't Want to Dance'

Politics make for a rough game. Fortunately for viewers of "1600 Penn," that game is also pretty funny at times. Thus, an oh-so-familiar political compromise in order to pass a bill becomes fodder for hilarity on the upcoming "So You Don't Want to Dance" episode (airing Thursday, Jan. 17).Get a taste of the political games with this video.In the video, President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) and First Lady Emily (Jenna Elfman) have to throw an extravagant gala in order to win the support of the unpleasant Senator Thoroughgood (guest star Stacy Keach), who will be attending with his wife, Bunny (guest star Constance Towers). In this scene, the President and Emily try to win over Thoroughgood with logic and an appeal to his sense of decency. It doesn't work so well. Bribery and female submissiveness do seem to go a little further with the Senator, but the fact that they have to later throw the gala... //

'1600 Penn' Can't Escape 'West Wing's' Foot Print

I’ve spent a fair amount of time in pitch-rooms. Hearing people toss ideas back and forth for show ideas, spec scripts, the occasional web-series or sketch, eventually makes you realize that trul... //

Bill Pullman Shares His Presidential Tips For '1600 Penn'

Bill Pullman is no stranger to the fictional presidency, having played the commander-in-chief in "Independence Day," but his latest role as President Dale Gilchrist on NBC's " 1600 Penn " is pretty far removed from the 1996 blockbuster. The comedy series aims to make the first family more relatable, dealing with problems like unplanned pregnancy, adult kids being forced to move back in with their parents, and the friction between a stepmother and her new children. Created by star Josh Gad (who plays oldest son Skip Gilchrist), Jon Lovett and Jason Winer, the show also co-stars Jenna Elfman as First Lady Emily; Martha MacIsaac, Amara Miller and Benjamin Stockham as the other Gilchrist kids; and Andre Holland as press secretary Marshall Malloy. Below, see what Pullman told HuffPost TV about returning to comedy, the complicated dynamics within the Gilchrist family and his top tips for playing the president. Read More... //

1600 Penn Episode 2 “The Skiplantic Ocean”

NBC’s new series  1600 Penn  "The Skiplantic Ocean" Episode 2 airs Thursday, January 10 on NBC (9:30-10 p.m. ET) Episode Synopsis : When the media reveals Becca’s (Martha MacIsaac) surprising news, Skip (Josh Gad) attempts to take her mind off the situation while President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) has a group therapy session with his generals to help cope with things. Meanwhile, hoping to gain Becca’s trust and keep the secret safe from Marigold (Amara Miller) and Xander (Benjamin Stockham), Emily (Jenna Elfman ) gets tangled in a web of lies. Andre Holland also stars. READ MORE...

See 1600 Penn's Josh Gad Act Out Bill Pullman's Biggest Hits!

Bill Pullman boasts an impressive and extensive film resume, and no one apparently knows this better than his TV son...  //

NBC Partners with Sprinkles Cupcakes to Bring a Little Sweetness to the Launch of New Comedy Series "1600 Penn"

The branded cupcakes will be available free of charge in their 11 bakeries - located in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, among others. //

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

To take place at the White House's family theater, the event will reunite Barack Obama with his former speech writer Jon Lovett, who serves as the co-creator of the NBC comedy show. //

'1600 Penn': Josh Gad Reveals Secrets Behind NBC's White House Comedy (Exclusive Video)

In a new behind-the-scenes featurette, the co-creator/actor and creative minds share little-known facts about the half-hour show, premiering Jan. 10. //

Video: New "1600 Penn" Trailer

NBC's freshman comedy formally rolls out on Thursday, January 10 at 9:30/8:30c. //

1600 Penn Boss: We're Not Worried About Political Correctness

1600 Penn is about the First Family, but it's definitely not about politics. "It takes a little bit of time, but we do quickly [get] to a show that concentrates more on the family dynamics where the White house is just a back drop," executive producer Mike Royce told reporters at the Television Critics Association winter previews. "That's a product of how we have to launch the stories that occur, but as we go along we're able to turn things more inward which I think is a more interesting place to be." //