Josh Gad books three hour tour for ‘Gilligan’s Island’ remake
Josh Gad will once again get a shot at a classic. For those that need to be caught up. Gad was a former correspondent on The Daily Show, turned Book of Morman star, turned voice for MTV animated show, turned star of cancelled sitcom. Most recently, he was picked for the title role in the […]J... [Read More]
NBC renews ‘Parks and Rec’ and axes ‘Whitney,’ ’1600 Penn’ and two others (Updated)
UPDATE: May 10, 5:55 pm ET — Comedian John Mulaney’s project did not get picked up, reports Deadline. The semi-autobiographical multi-camera pilot co-starred Elliott Gould, Martin Short, Nasim Pedrad, Griffin Newman, Seaton Smith and Lou ... [Read More]
Title Card Tales: Mike Royce’s Snowpants Productions
End cards or “vanity cards” as they are known derisively/accurately, are those logos and nonsense that flash at the end of TV shows for two seconds.  To be accurate, this year it was cut from 2 seconds to 1 ½ seconds.  I don’t know why the studio nee... [Read More]
Q&A: Jon Lovett, Former Obama Speechwriter, on His NBC Comedy 1600 Penn
How does a speechwriter become a screenwriter? Just ask Jon Lovett, 30, co-creator of 1600 Penn, NBC‘s new prime time political comedy. He worked for President Barack Obama for three years and wrote everything from speeches about the financial crisis to jokes for the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. While he did some stand-up just after graduating Williams College, he made a name for himself as a comedian in the Beltway when he won Washington‘s 2010 “Funniest Celebrity” contest, cracking up t... [Read More]
Barack Obama will hold a private screening of NBC’s new show ’1600 Penn’
In the midst of ongoing discussion about possibly raising the debt ceiling, defending his choice for secretary of defense and monitoring a newly-formed committee to look into strengthening gun laws, President Barack Obama will take time from his busy... [Read More]
Mike Royce: The Man Behind the Laughter
Aside from being a former stand-up comedian, Mike Royce is an Emmy-winning writer and producer on Everybody Loves Raymond. He co-created Men of a Certain Age with Ray Romano which aired for two seasons on TNT and was executive producer and showrunner... [Read More]
Watch NBC’s Newest Sitcom ’1600 Penn’ before Anyone Else
NBC breaks down the doors of the White House by flooding screens with shenanigans and dysfunction similar to all other sitcom families with its new show 1600 Penn. The new sitcom starring Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman as President and First Lady prem... [Read More]
Watch the 1600 Penn premiere here before it airs Jan 10 on NBC (Video)
You’ve no doubt heard buzz about NBC’s upcoming political comedy 1600 Penn, wherein Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman play the President of the United States and First Lady, respectively. It’s like a traditional family comedy, except th... [Read More]
NBC orders White House comedy from 'Book of Mormon' star Josh Gad
NBC has given the family sitcom pilot "1600 Penn" a series order for 13 episodes. The project is created by "Book of Mormon" star Josh Gad, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and "Modern Family" director Jason Winer. [Read More]
Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies
NBC has greenlighted two more comedy series today, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice, bringing the total number of sitcoms approved by the network to five. The news, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, comes a full week before the network o... [Read More]