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'1600 Penn' Taking Political Cues From 'The West Wing'

EP Jason Winer says the NBC comedy exists in "an alternate universe," where the only famous cameos will be from reporters -- mostly of them imported from the parent company. //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ihY-EvkbnmM/story01.htm

TV ratings: 'Gossip Girl' goes out on a high note, '1600 Penn' preview so-so Monday

Fast National ratings for Monday, Dec. 17, 2012The series finale of "Gossip Girl" scored the show's biggest audience of the season -- although that only translates to about a million and a half viewers. Still, the finale and the hour-long clip show that preceded it gave The CW its best Monday performance in 15 months.Elsewhere Monday, "The Voice" was up over last week and was the night's top show in viewers and adults 18-49. A preview of NBC's new comedy "1600 Penn," though, lost close to half its lead-in and posted only mediocre numbers. An hour-long "How I Met Your Mother" was up for CBS, which won the network race for the evening.CBS averaged 9.8 million viewers and a 6.1 rating/9 share in households in primetime, beating out NBC's 9.3 million and 5.6/9. ABC (4.8 million, 3.1/5) finished third. FOX took fourth with 3.3 million viewers and a 1.8/3, while The CW (1.4 million, 0.9/1)... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/tv-ratings-gossip-girl-goes-out-on-a-high-note-1600-penn-preview-so-so-monday.html

1600 Penn Interview: Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman and Josh Gad On Playing a Presidential Family

The cast of NBC’s upcoming comedy,  1600 Penn  are excited for audiences to see the hijinks of President Dale Gilchrest and his dysfunctional First Family. TV Equals was happy to be a part of a conference call with Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman  and Josh Gad. Read below to see what you can expect from the show. Political issues in  1600 Penn Gad said that while  1600 Penn  will loosely address some political hot-button issues, the majority of the show will focus on the family unit. "Well, in the pilot, one of the characters expresses an interest in the same sex, but, you know, like all of the issues we address on the show, the show itself is not very politically motivated and that’s not our intention," he said. "Our intention is to do a story about a dysfunctional family who happens to be the most famous… in the United States in America. And while it touches on politics, it’s sort of a backdrop and not at the forefront of any of the storylines." Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/12/17/1600-penn-interview-bill-pullman-jenna-elfman-and-josh-gad-on-playing-a-presidential-family/

1600 Penn (NBC) Sneak Preview Episode Tonight

NBC’s new series  1600 Penn  "Putting Out Fires" Episode 1 airs in a sneak preview episode Monday, December 17 on NBC (9:30-10 p.m. ET) on NBC. Episode Synopsis: Following a public mishap, Skip (Josh Gad), the First Son of President Gilchrist (Bill Pullman), is ushered back to the White House so he can be kept under careful watch. Meanwhile, Dale attempts to keep a cool atmosphere when South American leaders visit to discuss a trade agreement. Elsewhere, Emily (Jenna Elfman ) tries to make peace with her stepdaughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac), who has a surprise in store for everybody. Andre Holland, Amara Miller and Benjamin Stockham also star. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/12/17/1600-penn-nbc-sneak-preview-episode-tonight/

Video: Clips & Interviews for NBC's "1600 Penn"

Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad and Bill Pullman star in the comedy, which will premiere at midseason. "1600 Penn" -- 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, children who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman, "Dharma and Greg") desperately trying to win over the kids. They're loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everybody else. With one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House! Whether it's entertaining foreign dignitaries, sneaking away for a night out, dealing with middle school crushes or putting out fires - figuratively and sometimes literally - there's never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation "The Book of Mormon") is one of the administration's biggest liabilities, but also the glue that holds this family together. The President (Bill Pullman, "Independence Day," "While You Were Sleeping") knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family. Also starring are Martha MacIsaac ("Superbad"), Andre Holland ("Friends with Benefits"), Amara Miller ("The Descendants") and Benjamin Stockham ("Sons of Tucson"). "Modern Family" meets "The West Wing" in this election-year comedy from Emmy-winning executive producer/director Jason Winer ("Modern Family"). The executive producers are Winer, Gad and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter). Winer also directed the pilot. Read More... //www.thefutoncritic.com/video/2012/05/13/video-clips-and-interviews-for-nbcs-1600-penn-914415/20120513nbc07/

1600 Penn (NBC) First Look with Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman

Take a first look  at NBC’s new series  1600 Penn  which premieres premiere Midseason 2013. 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, children who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman , "Dharma and Greg") desperately trying to win over the kids. They’re loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everybody else. With one exception: they live in a very special  house . The White House! Whether it’s entertaining foreign dignitaries, sneaking away for a night out, dealing with middle school crushes or putting out fires – figuratively and sometimes literally – there’s never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation "The Book of Mormon") is one of the administration’s biggest liabilities, but also the glue that holds this family together. The President (Bill Pullman , "Independence Day," "While You Were Sleeping") knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family. Also starring are Martha MacIsaac ("Superbad"), Andre Holland (" Friends with Benefits "), Amara Miller ("The Descendants") and Benjamin Stockham ("Sons of Tucson"). " Modern Family " meets "The West Wing" in this election-year comedy from Emmy-winning executive producer/director Jason Winer ("Modern Family"). The executive producers are Winer, Gad and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter). Winer also directed the pilot. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2012/05/14/1600-penn-nbc-first-look-with-bill-pullman-and-jenna-elfman/