Former Obama Speechwriter to Pen White House Sitcom

How closely will art imitate life? NBC says it’s rolling out a new sitcom next season about life in the White House, written by former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, the BBC reported.

1600 Penn will profile a fictional First Family, featuring Bill Pullman as the Commander in Chief and Dharma & Greg star Jenna Elfman as the First Lady, as well as The Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as their eldest son and Modern Family director Jason Winer.

Lovett, who served under the President for three years before leaving in September, insists the show has nothing to do with the Obamas. “The idea is that this is a dysfunctional family, and the First Family today is so far from that, it’s ridiculous,” he told the Hollywood Reporterin November. Lovett will also serve as an executive producer on the show.

Read more at TIME.

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  1. Sanjay says:

    south side devastated by job leosss union jobs came back, the steel plants went away replaced by cheap (not any more)foriegn steel built in modern plants largely funded by American aid packages.Too bad we did not get some of our plants bombed in WW2 actually Are any of the plants that beat our asses up to Environmental standards..no. Better to put Americans out of work than itch about foriegn steel plants (note China wants to be exempt from Kyoto in order to catch up ) ..nice..there was a reason that on the Trump Tower a $39M change order was issued to convert steel superstructure to cast in place concrete just to hold fucking schedule and avoid the volitility of the world steel market (over the last 12 months steel prices have moved up between 6-9% per fucking month!!!) where is all this steel going? Take a guess Going back to original point..the problems on the south side started with white flight and then the degradation of neighborhoods, they want jobs but do not want to work..welfare has bred a deep rooted sense of entitlement with no intent to return any thing of value to society. I have had three apprenticeships (electrial, pipefitter, and plumbing) from my subcontractors available to a certain community group that causes problems under the guise of community activism (read gang allied for my valley trapped brethren). To date, they have not brought one candidate with the qualifications to get these coveted slots.Qualifications? HS Diploma, no record, pass a piss test.What do they get? Guarenteed corporate sponsorship into union apprenticeship program ( 4 year degree essentially in a trade), they go to school and draw a paycheck and work at the same time. (Starting pay at 50% scale, here that means about $19 per hour and full medical pension benefits) after a year they move to 70%, then 85%, then after passing all the tests the go 100%. With a little OT guys that is a gig paying $85K-$100K per year. + pension +vacation +health and welfare..As a VP of Operations for a large MBE firm for 8 years, I saw the program from the inside out..it ain’t black and white..it is green.I came as a mentor in a City sponsored Mentor/Protegee program to link majority and minority firms engaged in government funded work, and I was altruistic enough to buy into it, saw a lot of shitty double standards that hurt the minority firms, and that is what kept me there long after I saw how corrupt my protegee was. The problems with really great programs is that relly fucked people get access to them and ruin them. It is all about capacity and ability, the problem is a lot of the business owners start thinking that they have it figured out, while the majority firms get specialists and smart people and pay them well enough so they cannot be predated and look long term.S, for those who haven’t enjoyed all that Chicago has to offer..don’t buy into some of the crap you read on internet cyber bytes, hollywoodesque generated romanticized versions of the kids meteoric and historic rise from the ashes of his impoverished youth he is just another Daley guy..smart, idealistic, and hard working..pimped bigtime by the Daley Machine and the self styled queen of Chicago and the rest of the Holyland..Oprah..and all that shit. None of the Reerend Wright shit surprises me nor bothers me..that is Chicago..people here have figured out how to work together for the common good through identification of self serving common ground issues. They may not like one another much, but they work together if the price is right. It is all about the benjamins.

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