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” […]
‘The Wedding Ringer’ is on the horizon and it’s been a quick minute for the height-challenged comedian. See why you should reserve your spot January 16.
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 […]
“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 […]
Thanks to the megahit, Tony-sweeping musical “The Book of Mormon,” 2011 has been a pretty good year for Josh Gad. He was an up-and-coming name in the world of TV comedy before that, with a co-starring role on the FOX sitcom “Back to You” and a correspondent gig on “The Daily Show” on his resume […]
By Tim Molloy NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) – NBC has given a put pilot commitment to a comedy about a dysfunctional presidential family that is co-created by a former speechwriter for President Obama, one of the stars of “The Book of Mormon,” and a “Modern Family” writer. Twentieth Century Fox Television’s “1600 Penn” is also executive […]