| 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...
| May 15, 2013
| 10:49 AM
As the television networks announced their fall schedules during this week's upfronts, news was pretty mixed for TV's LGBT characters.
The good news first: Former "Will & Grace" star Sean Hayes is returning to NBC with a new sitcom bound to touch on gay...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Continuing with the current TV trend of mining Gen X and Gen Y nostalgia for project ideas, Fox has bought a half-hour comedy loosely based on the Tom Hanks movie "Big" from "Enlisted" exec producers Kevin Biegel and Mike Royce...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
First-year comedy "1600 Penn" won't be back on NBC next season. Neither will "Whitney," which got a surprise renewal last year but didn't survive to a third season....
| Nov 9, 2012
| 4:32 PM
NBC's new comedy "1600 Penn" gets a special sneak preview after the Season 3 finale of "The Voice."...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:33 AM
NBC has aired a special early premiere of its comedy, "1600 Penn," starring Bill Pullman, Jenna Elfman and Josh Gad as a Presidential family with lots of quirks. Is it worth a watch?...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Like most people, Josh Gad thought of sex addiction as a joke. He'd read headlines about the debauched exploits of such celebrities as David Duchovny, Tiger Woods and Russell Brand — all of whom went to rehab to treat the behavioral disorder —...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:53 AM
I look forward to January TV because one of my favorite shows, FX's "Justified," always premieres at the midseason. But the 2013 midseason schedule is special for another reason: "Cougar Town" begins its new life on TBS Jan. 8, the same night Season 4...