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Former Obama Speechwriter to Pen White House Sitcom (for NBC)
http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/05/10/former-obama-speechwriter-to-pen-white-house-sitcom/#ixzz1uogEjssr ^

Posted on 05/13/2012 9:51:14 PM PDT by kcvl

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 reports.

1600 Penn will profile a fictional first family,  featuring Bill Pullman as the Commander in Chief and Dharma and 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsfeed.time.com ...


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1 posted on 05/13/2012 9:51:21 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Another version of West Wing that we don’t even need to bother to watch. Left wingers will be portrayed as the heroes and good guys and of course you know how the Conservatives will be treated.


2 posted on 05/13/2012 9:55:44 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: kcvl

Another version of West Wing that we don’t even need to bother to watch. Left wingers will be portrayed as the heroes and good guys and of course you know how the Conservatives will be treated.


3 posted on 05/13/2012 9:55:52 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: kcvl

Another version of West Wing that we don’t even need to bother to watch. Left wingers will be portrayed as the heroes and good guys and of course you know how the Conservatives will be treated.


4 posted on 05/13/2012 9:55:52 PM PDT by Steelers6
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To: kcvl

I got a feeling this will never see the light of a studio.


5 posted on 05/13/2012 9:56:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kcvl
I like Pullman and Elfman but I'm sure this will be just another liberal b***s*** program.
6 posted on 05/13/2012 9:56:35 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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I like Pullman and Elfman but I'm sure this will be just another liberal b***s*** program.
7 posted on 05/13/2012 9:56:54 PM PDT by Nitehawk0325 (Conservatives over liberals every time. No discussion, no argument, no liberals)
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To: kcvl
obama’s entire time in office has been a horrific sitcom.
8 posted on 05/13/2012 10:00:25 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: tet68

A former speech writer for President Barack Obama, Jon Lovett, has received a commission from NBC to develop 13 episodes of a sitcom about family life in the White House. 1600 Penn is the fifth comedy that NBC has picked up for the 2012-2013 season.


9 posted on 05/13/2012 10:02:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
I got a feeling this will never see the light of a studio. this guy as preezy? Well, I guess it won't be about our gay president~!


10 posted on 05/13/2012 10:03:24 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Irish Eyes

In November, after he sold the pilot to NBC, Lovett told The Hollywood Reporter the comedy would not be based on real stories from the White House.

“Obviously, my experiences are going to inform what I do, but this family will have absolutely nothing to do with the president,” he said.

“The idea is that this is a dysfunctional family, and the first family today is so far from that, it’s ridiculous.”


11 posted on 05/13/2012 10:03:36 PM PDT by kcvl
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“The idea is that this is a dysfunctional family, and the first family today is so far from that, it’s ridiculous.”

Well, something is ridiculous that’s for sure.

I hope he got paid in advance.
I don’t think the American public is going to look too
kindly at some thing like this, it may seem funny to
liberals but not middle America, not after this
administration is finally exposed to the light
of day.


12 posted on 05/13/2012 10:07:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

I believe Pullman played the Prwaident in the movie Independence
Day.


13 posted on 05/13/2012 10:09:40 PM PDT by Hildy ("When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - SocratesHill not text while dri)
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To: kcvl
I like the comment one person made on the article :

Great idea for a sitcom....."The Big Tent". Disgraced former POTUS is convicted of high crimes, and forced to serve out his sentence in a tent at an over crowded Maricopa county jail in Arizona, forced to eat baloney sandwiches and wear pink underwear.

14 posted on 05/13/2012 11:34:53 PM PDT by TheCipher
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It stinks already.


15 posted on 05/13/2012 11:47:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kcvl

It could be like ALF only with a larger, wookie looking alien.


16 posted on 05/13/2012 11:57:10 PM PDT by jospehm20
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figures...clown circus covered by a clown, tells story of a clown doctor, who ran away from reality to live in his world. All put together and presented to the populace at a government controlled clown network


17 posted on 05/14/2012 12:24:17 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: jospehm20

LOL!


18 posted on 05/14/2012 2:16:09 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: jospehm20

Bring back ALF and PeeWee.


19 posted on 05/14/2012 2:55:30 AM PDT by pepsionice
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“The idea is that this is a dysfunctional family, and the first family today is so far from that, it’s ridiculous.”
..........................................................
Bwahahahhahahahah this is already funny.


20 posted on 05/14/2012 4:25:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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“”The Big Tent”. Disgraced former POTUS is convicted of high crimes, and forced to serve out his sentence in a tent at an over crowded Maricopa county jail in Arizona, forced to eat baloney sandwiches and wear pink underwear.”

Rather than a sitcom: It ought to be a reality TV show, that would be the first reality show I would be more than willing to watch.

I do think though, Obuttma, would enjoy wearing the pink underwear.

21 posted on 05/14/2012 5:18:17 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: kcvl

Another reason why I cut the cord to the tv and only watch programming that I order online or choose through Netflix. And I don’t see a reason to get Hulu to watch any NBC or FOX sitcom like 30 Rock, The Office, Community, or any other crap that is shown on NBC.


22 posted on 05/14/2012 6:44:46 AM PDT by erod (This Chicagoan will crawl over broken glass to vote the fake Chicagoan Obama out!)
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To: kcvl
“The idea is that this is a dysfunctional family, and the first family today is so far from that, it’s ridiculous.”

I had to back track a bit to find that this quote was actually in the article. Color me amazed at some people's thought process.

From the article

“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 Reporter in November. Lovett will also serve as an executive producer on the show.

23 posted on 05/14/2012 4:08:42 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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“The idea is that this is a dysfunctional family, and the first family today is so far from that, it’s ridiculous.”

Interesting that he had to come out and say that.

Read between the lines: it's sort of an admission that they are dysfunctional.

Check out his photo:

Here's another:

Does not inspire confidence in our current leadership.

24 posted on 05/14/2012 4:16:21 PM PDT by x
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