• NBC renews ‘Parks and Rec’ and axes ‘Whitney,’ ‘1600 Penn’ and two others (Updated)

    UPDATE: May 10, 8:36 pm ET — Community has been officially renewed! However, The New Normal will not return for a second season on NBC. 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 Cannon. UPDATE: May 10, 5:04 pm ET — The New

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    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 schedule today to watch the first episode of NBC’s upcoming comedy 1600 Penn, which revolves around a fictitious First Family. The show, created by former Obama speech writer Jon Lovett, stars

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    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 they live in the White House. The show also stars Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, who plays the troublesome First Son. And although the show officially premieres Jan. 10 at 9:30 pm ET on

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    ‘Book of Mormon’ star Josh Gad set to write for upcoming sequel to ‘Twins’

    I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that Josh Gad, the ultra-talented writer, producer and actor (Broadway’s Book of Mormon, NBC’s upcoming 1600 Penn) has landed himself a new high-profile writing gig. The bad news is that said high-profile gig is writing the sequel to 1988’s Twins, which will feature Eddie Murphy playing Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s long lost third sibling. Exactly. According

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    Watch previews from five new NBC comedies with Anne Heche, Bill Pullman, more

    We’ve posted the previews for Matthew Perry and Dane Cook’s new sitcoms on NBC. And here are the rest of the new comedies headed to the network. The first pair of videos is from The New Normal, which stars Book of Mormon’s Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, who you may recognize from the National Treasure franchise. Ellen Barkin (swoon) and Georgia King co-star. The show centers around Rannells and Bartha’s

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    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 officially unveils its lineup at their upfront presentations for advertisers. 1600 Penn is described as a White House family comedy. It will star Bill Pullman as the U.S. President

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