‘1600 Penn’ Showcases Oval Office, Josh Gad

By LYNN ELBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — After putting yet another wearying, bitterly fought national election behind us, do we really need a sitcom set in the White House? Yes, said Jason Winer, a creator of NBC’s newcomer “1600 Penn,” because it’s about a family in a colorful setting, not politics, and because it’s a […]

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NBC’s New White House TV Comedy Aims for Laughs, Not Politics

(Reuters) – There is a crazy family living at the White House, but it’s not the Obamas. It’s the Gilchrists, whose never-ending follies pulse and push upcoming TV comedy romp “1600 Penn.” Starring Bill Pullman as U.S. President Dale Gilchrist and Jenna Elfman as his first lady, the show’s co-creator Josh Gad said on Friday […]

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Bill Pullman Heads to the White House in NBC Comedy ‘1600 Penn’

Bill Pullman is about to enter familiar territory: The White House. Pullman — who played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 1996 film “Independence Day” — will again play the nation’s chief executive in NBC’s upcoming pilot “1600 Penn.” The pilot, which is co-created and executive-produced by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, “Book of Mormon” […]

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A Minute With: Bill Pullman About ‘Torchwood’

By Iain Blair (Reuters) – Actor Bill Pullman has played everything from an American president in “Independence Day” to a doctor in “Casper,” but in the new drama series “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” he stars as Oswald Danes, a convicted child killer who’s about to be executed. But the execution, which premieres July 8, doesn’t go […]

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‘Killing’ Star Joel Kinnaman Dishes On the Show’s Finale And It’s Future

As it approaches its first-season finale this Sunday, June 19, AMC’s “The Killing” has left everyone dying to know who murdered young Rosie Larsen. The list of suspects has grown about as big as the ratings for this critically acclaimed drama, but producers have promised all season long that the killer’s identity will finally come […]

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New on DVD: Hannah Montana, Tyson, Surveillance & More

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Hannah-Montana%3A-The-Movie/147514/1078862189/Hannah-Montana-Movie%3A-The-Climb/embed 580 476] Hannah Montana: The Movie The Disney Channel’s hit series about Miley Stewart (Miley Cyrus) and her pop superstar alter ego Hannah Montana goes feature-length with a story prizing Miley’s down-home roots over the glitzy glamorpuss lifestyle threatening to change her into something her father (Billy Ray Cyrus) doesn’t like. (more…)

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