Baltimore native Jason Winer knows something about family comedy. He's been an executive producer on ABC's "Modern Family" and won a Directors Guild Award for his direction of the hit series' Emmy Award-winning pilot.
This week, "1600 Penn," a family sitcom about a fictional first family that he co-created, joins NBC's Thursday night lineup. (A sneak preview of the pilot aired in December.)
On Wednesday, Winer and the cast will be guests at the real White House where the series will be screened for President Obama. There will also be a press conference at the National Press Club.
Winer, who has finished shooting all 13 episodes for season one,...