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White House Comedy from Obama Speechwriter, ‘Book of Mormon’ Star Gets NBC Put Pilot Commitment (Video)

Single-camera comedy '1600 Penn' features dysfunctional first family

NBC has given a put pilot committment to a comedy about a dysfunctional presidental family that is co-created by a former speechwriter for President Obama, one of the stars of "The Book of Mormon," and a "Modern Family" writer.

Twentieth Century Fox Television's "1600 Penn" is also executive produced by Josh Gad ("Mormon"), Jon Lovett, the former speechwriter, and Jason Winer ("Modern Family" and the upcoming "Apartment 23").

Lovett said last month he was leaving Washington, D.C. to write for Hollywood.

Winer (pictured) is directing. The single-camera comedy features a "dysfunctional family that just happens to live at the most famous address in America," according to the studio.

The put pilot commitment means NBC will have to pay substantial penalties if the pilot doesn't air, which greatly increases the odds that it will be picked up.

Here's Lovett doing standup: