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  • Baltimore native Jason Winer talks about '1600 Penn' on eve of White House visit

    Baltimore native Jason Winer talks about '1600 Penn' on eve of White House visit
    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...
  • From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason

    From halls of 'Downton Abbey,' to 'House of Cards,' a great midseason
    Midseason used to be a time for networks to put on series that weren’t good enough to make the fall lineup. The thinking was: The money has been spent to make these episodes, so let’s try to get something out of them by plugging them for shows...
  • '1600 Penn' inherits 'Modern Family' comedic DNA

    '1600 Penn' inherits 'Modern Family' comedic DNA
    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...
  • Baltimore native Jason Winer gets new Hollywood deal, NBC debut date

    Baltimore native Jason Winer gets new Hollywood deal, NBC debut date
    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...
  • With new shows in the works, TV is awash in Washington

    With new shows in the works, TV is awash in Washington
    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...
  • Jason Winer's '1600 Penn' sitcom wins midseason spot on NBC

    Jason Winer's '1600 Penn' sitcom wins midseason spot on NBC
    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...
  • How Josh Gad was almost Cameron, and Sarah Palin led Jason Winer to '1600 Penn'

    How Josh Gad was almost Cameron,  and Sarah Palin led Jason Winer to '1600 Penn'
    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...
  • Adam Sandler's 'Pixels' Pushed Back Two Months

    By Linda Ge LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Chris Columbus' action-comedy "Pixels" has been delayed by two months, and will now open on July 24, 2015, Sony announced on Tuesday. The film had originally been scheduled to open on May 15, 2015. Adam Sandler,...
  • Pac-Man, Donkey Kong Among '80s Video Game Icons to Appear in Adam Sandler's 'Pixels'

    Disney has its "Wreck-It Ralph," now Sony has "Pixels," a family feature that includes characters from popular video games. Just days before it presents the film at San Diego Comic-Con, Sony has revealed an impressive roster of icons from '80s...
  • Braff blows it with 'Wish I Was Here'

    Braff blows it with 'Wish I Was Here'
    * (out of four) After waiting 10 years to make his follow-up to “Garden State,” Zach Braff probably could have kept his sophomore writing-directing effort, “Wish I Was Here,” free of gags about Sinead O’Connor, Ani DiFranco,...
  • 'Wish I Was Here' should have wished for insight

    'Wish I Was Here' should have wished for insight
    Has it really been 10 years? Are things so different now? Are we? Is Zach Braff's new "Wish I Was Here" a spiritual sequel to "Garden State," his 2004 directorial debut? Answer key: yes, yes, maybe, kind of but not really. Uncertainty and transition,...
  • Review: 'Wish I Was Here' ★★

    Review: 'Wish I Was Here' ★&#9733
    "Scrubs" alum Zach Braff made his directorial feature debut a decade ago with "Garden State," and now, as writer, director and star, he has managed a second film about actors and their insecurities. This one, "Wish I Was Here," he co-wrote with his...