Billy Crystal on PC Comedy, ‘Soap’ and Clarifies His ‘Too Much for Me’ Comment on TV

Whenever you talk groundbreaking LGBT roles in television, it doesn’t take long for Billy Crystal and his performance as Jodie Dallas on the ABC sitcom “Soap” (1977-1981) to come up in the conversation. And while Crystal’s upcoming series “The Comedians” isn’t gay-centric since Crystal and actor Josh Gad play fictionalized versions of themselves, the topic of “Soap” […]

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‘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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