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.

Comments

Comments

  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.

Polititainment

Kimmel: Stoner idea or gov. expenditure?
Sen. Tom Coburn’s (R – Okla.) fifth annual “Wastebook” was released Wednesday and some of the federally funded projects are so outrageous that they can be hard to believe. Late night host Jimmy Kimmel had the same thought and offered his audience a quiz. He read the name of a project, some real and some […]
Obama channels Chris Rock again

At rallies for Democrats in Maryland and Illinois on Sunday, Obama dropped the name "Cousin Pookie" -- a character that he used frequently to energize black voters during his 2008 campaign -- during his speeches.

Oliver beats Supreme Court's camera ban
Comedian John Oliver is sick of the Supreme Court ban on cameras in the court room and the ridiculous ways it makes television news stations have to cover those cases. But all hope is not lost. “What happens at the Supreme Court is way too important not to pay attention to and yet the ban […]
Stewart and Colbert go after 'Fangate'

Both Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert had a field day with “Fangate” Thursday night.

O'Reilly v Stewart on 'white privilege'

Jon Stewart had one goal in bringing Bill O’Reilly on his show Tuesday evening: "I want you to admit that there is such a thing as white privilege."

White House

White House fence jumper charged with assault
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, is in custody of the U.S. Marshals Service for previous outstanding warrants, Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary said. […]
President Obama, unpaid bills and the curious editing of the White House transcript
President Obama, some unpaid bills and a curiously “inaudible” section of the White House recording of a speech — that’s how all good stories start, right? While at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Chicago, Obama cracked a joke about the “unpaid bills” at his home. The joke was reported by the White House Press […]
Secrecy shrouds how the Obamas cook their chicken wings

Now it seems the Obamas are tight-lipped even about their eating habits.

Obama delivers devastating blow to red state Democrats, calls them ‘all folks who vote with me’
President Obama can’t seem to stay out of the 2014 midterm elections, no matter how much his fellow Democrats want him to. Obama spoke on Al Sharpton’s radio show Monday, which was later replayed on MSNBC, insisting that red state Democrats are still his “strong allies.” “A lot of the states that are contested this time […]
Obama reveals his favorite Supreme Court decision

President Obama dished on his favorite Supreme Court decision during his presidency, and it wasn’t either of his interviewer’s top guesses.

Congress

CIA agents impersonated Senate staffers to snoop
Despite a number of growing foreign and domestic threats over the summer, the CIA admitted that they had been using their resources to spy on elected officials in the Senate. Now, insiders are alleging that it’s not just what they did that is the problem, but how they went about it. A new piece by the […]
Republicans say they will reform the IRS

Republicans are talking about reforming the IRS if they gain the majority in the Senate next month, but seem to be treading with caution on making any specific promises.

'Wastebook' finds $25B in 'unnecessary' spending
Monkey gambling, synchronized swimming sea monkeys, and mountain lions on treadmills, oh my! Sen. Tom Coburn (R – Okla.) released his fifth and final “Wastebook” Wednesday, chronicling $25 billion tax dollars spent on 100  “silly, unnecessary, and low priority projects” this year. His findings are absolutely astonishing. Coburn, who is retiring this year, is not letting his fellow […]
Dems target Republicans as extremists on ed issues

Democrats this election cycle are working hard to paint their Republican opponents as wild extremists who would slash all funding for student loans.

Udall struggles to think of his favorite books

Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) seemed a bit rattled in his recent interview with ABC 7 News.