NBC has decided to up the airing of the first episode of 1600 Penn, the White House-set political sitcom co-created by (and starring) former The Book of Mormon star Josh Gad. The series will officially premiere on January 10, but the network will air the pilot on December 17 following ratings powerhouse The Voice.
Set in the White House, 1600 Penn follows the fictional Gilchrist family, a dysfunctional clan that just happens to live in the most famous house in the country. The series stars Bill Pullman as the President of the United States, Jenna Elfman as the First Lady, Gad as their unhinged son Skip and Martha MacIsaac as eldest daughter Becca, as well as Amara Miller, Benjamin Stockham and Andre Holland.
A number of theater alums are set to guest on the show’s first season, including Stacy Keach, Missi Pyle and Rory O’Malley.