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NBC “1600 Penn” comes to the White House January 9

By April MacIntyre Jan 9, 2013, 10:17 GMT

NBC “1600 Penn” comes to the White House January 9

NBC’s new comedy “1600 Penn” comes to the White House tomorrow (January 9) as President Obama will host the cast and crew at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a screening and reception for the series that premieres on Thursday, January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

NBC’s new comedy “1600 Penn” comes to the White House tomorrow (January 9) as President Obama will host the cast and crew at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a screening and reception for the series that premieres on Thursday, January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET).

Premise

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 (Jenna Elfman) desperately trying to win over the kids. They're loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everyone else - with one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House!

Whether it's entertaining foreign dignitaries, holding secret cabinet meetings, 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) knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family

The late-afternoon real presidential event ends a whirlwind day of promotional events in Washington, D.C., designed to launch “1600 Penn.” 

The schedule also includes a tour of the White House and a screening and panel at the National Press Club.  President Obama will be joined by his speechwriting team, which once included Jon Lovett, who co-created and executive-produces the show with series star Josh Gad, director Jason Winer and Mike Royce.  The series stars include Bill Pullman as President Gilchrist, Jenna Elfman as his second wife, Emily, and Gad as Gilchrist’s wayward son, Skip.

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