How many shows can say that they were screened at the White House before their big debut? Not that many but 1600 Penn
, that makes its timeslot debut at 9:30p tonight and the series premiere repeats at 8:30p, can say just that. The NBC sitcom was shown to President Barack Obama and his speechwriters yesterday and the cast and crew were there too watch it with them. Not only did they watch their show with the President in National Press Club, they also got a tour of his white house.
So why did this show get such an elite audience? Not sure, but it helps when Jon Lovett, one of the show creators used to be Obama’s speechwriter before leaving DC for Hollywood. That’s right 1600 Penn actually has a 1600 Penner working for them! Pretty interesting, no? And what is really interesting is that Lovett is actually naturally funny which is something you wouldn’t expect from someone who worked in what I think is such a stuffy environment.
During tonight’s episode we see how they make the most serious address funny when Becca’s (Martha MacIsaac) secret is out and her big brother (Josh Gad
) tries to steer the attention away from her in his lovable idiot way. It is something only a show like this can do and they do it so well. So make sure to tune into NBC tonight at 8:30p and 9:30p for the family sitcom that takes place at the most famous address.