| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:50 PM
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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 6:01 AM
NBC is promoting "1600 Penn," a midseason sitcom from Baltimore native Jason Winer, as " 'Modern Family' meets 'The West Wing.' "
Forget "The West Wing" part.
After seeing three episodes, including the pilot that premieres with a sneak preview at 9:30...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Baltimore native Jason Winer signed a new deal with 20th Century as NBC announced a premiere date for his sitcom, "1600 Penn," according to the trade publication Variety.
The deal will keep the Friends School graduate writing-producing and directing at...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 11:07 AM
After weeks of partisan sniping, the public finally gets to judge HBO's Sarah Palin docudrama "Game Change" for itself this weekend. But the campaign for more politics as TV drama has only begun.
Aaron Sorkin's"The West Wing"notwithstanding, prime-time...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:20 AM
It's pilot pickup time in Hollywood, and Baltimore's Jason Winer got some good news yesterday with an order from NBC for 13 episodes of "1600 Penn," a political comedy that he co-created, directs and executive produces. The series will introduced as a...
| May 18, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Talk about instant success. Baltimore native Jason Winer doesn't even have a name yet for his Hollywood production company. But he and his two co-creators, "The Book of Mormon" Broadway star Josh Gad and former White House speechwriter Jon Lovett, already...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Two of the most common screen presidents have been Richard M. Nixon and Abraham Lincoln, both wellsprings of human and political drama you couldn’t really fabricate.
The new Steven Spielberg-directed “Lincoln,” starring Daniel Day-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:39 PM
ESPN's "Monday Night Football offers the New York Jets at Tennessee at 8:30....
| Jan 6, 2013
| 4:44 PM
Here are some major changes coming to the TV schedule this week: MONDAY: “The Bachelor” starts its 17th season at 8 p.m. on ABC. Sean Lowe, who was rejected by Emily Maynard on “The Bachelorette,” takes the title role this time....
| Oct 30, 2012
| 4:41 PM
NBC has unveiled its plans for midseason, including the start date for the next cycle of “The Voice.” The Peacock Network decided to do two editions of the popular singing contest this season. Once the fall show ends, “The Voice”...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Promos are everywhere for the new fall TV shows, with their big stars (Matthew Perry, Kevin Bacon!) and amazing supporting casts (Ellen Barkin, Bill Pullman!).
But what happens when a cast isn't helping the star of the show, but instead contributing to...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:32 PM
It looks like "Community" will be back Feb. 7, but nothing is a certainty when it comes to NBC and this show. The network seems to be treating it like a bastard stepchild.
On Tuesday, the network announced its midseason premiere dates for three new...