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 […]
(Reuters) – A “trophy wife” as first lady, a hapless college-aged son who burns down a fraternity house, and a daughter frantically taking pregnancy tests in a White House bathroom – this TV comedy had better be funny. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama is slated to hold a private screening at the White House with […]
“We thought: What is an amazing contrasting place to putting a bull in a china shop and we thought the White House is kind of the biggest china shop there is,” explains creator/executive producer Jason Winer.
White House comedies have a history of failure on TV. Now, two new ones hope to reverse that trend. Watch NBC’s “1600 Penn” — plus, read our list of White House comedies through the years.
(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 […]
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” […]
Sure that whole independence thing caused a bit of a rift between us and England, but since then, we seemed to have mended fences pretty well. Look at all the great things we’ve gotten from Britain since then….crumpets, Wimbeldon, William and Kate souvenir mugs…And now, “Torchwood.” This British series has finally come across the pond, […]
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 […]
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 […]
[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…)