| 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...
| 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...
| 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 —...
| 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?...
| 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...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Amy Poehler has been a comedian of note for some time now — it's already 11 years since she joined the cast of "Saturday Night Live" (and three and change since she left it), and before that there was "The Upright Citizens Brigade" on Comedy Central...