Skip is the grown child in his 20s who left for college and is now back home living in the basement or in his old room. He is the one who appears to be locked into — or maybe adrift in — extended adolescence.
Parents and adult children in that situation should love this show for making them feel good about what can be a complicated and stressful living arrangement. Rather than cursing the failure of a child to launch from the nest, one message that "1600 Penn" sounds loud and clear is to treasure that child for what he or she brings to the family — and to be grateful for having "everyone under the same roof again."
Premieres at 9:30 p.m Monday on WBAL (Channel 11).