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1600 Penn: Season 1 (2012-2013)



Critic Consensus: Broad but likeable, 1600 Penn unfortunately doles out its jokes unevenly and lacks the cutting wit necessary to meet its satirical aims.


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A U.S. president, his wife and their four kids are followed in this short-lived NBC comedy series that chronicled the ups and downs of family life in the White House. The first and only season saw President Dale Gilchrist (Bill Pullman) and First Lady Emily Nash Gilchrist (Jenna Elfman) welcoming their eldest son Skip (Josh Gad) back to the family fold after Skip has a very bad public mishap, while daughter Becca (Martha MacIsaac) deals with an unexpected pregnancy. Subsequent episodes found the Gilchrist clan navigating both political and personal obstacles, all the while dealing with many visitors and foreign dignitaries frequently causing havoc in the White House. Larry King guest-starred as himself in the series finale. This was Pullman's second turn as Commander-in-Chief, the first being the blockbuster film "Independence Day."


Bill Pullman
as Dale Gilchrist
Jenna Elfman
as Emily Nash Gilchrist
Amara Miller
as Marigold
André Holland
as Marshall Malloy
Susan Park
as Stacey
Stacy Keach
as Senator Thoroughgood
Hannah Simone
as Princess Abigail of Andorra
Larry King
as Himself
Constance Towers
as Bunny Thoroughgood
Jon Donahue
as NSC Geek #1
Rene Auberjonois
as Winslow Hannum
Peter Jason
as Gen. Harrigan, General Harrigan
Willie C. Carpenter
as General Maurer
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Critic Reviews for 1600 Penn: Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (23)

The latest in an explicably long line of NBC comedic misfires.

September 16, 2013 | Full Review…

The series does not focus on politics, but rather how public figures struggle with private issues.

December 17, 2013 | Full Review…

They're all so broadly-written, they must print the scripts on billboards.

December 17, 2013 | Rating: D | Full Review…

As funny as 1600 Penn can be, after a while the laughs grow fewer and further between.

December 17, 2013 | Full Review…

Loud and silly as it is, the show also manages to create and define its characters skillfully

December 17, 2013 | Rating: 2.5 | Full Review…

The show is goofy, almost unbearably so at times. But it's still somehow likable.

December 17, 2013 | Full Review…

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