If there’s one thing the cast of “1600 Penn” wants to make clear, it’s that the White House-set comedy about a quirky first family has nothing to do with politics.
“It’s absolutely, absolutely not a political show, and I can’t emphasize that enough,” said co-creator Josh Gad, who also stars as the president’s son on the NBC series, which airs a preview of the pilot on Monday night. “We never set out to make a political show. . . . We wanted to make a show about a family that happens to live in a world where they are surrounded by politics.”
Speaking to reporters on a conference call with co-stars Bill Pullman (the president) and Jenna Elfman (the first lady), Gad said the objective is to explore a dysfunctional family dynamic and the twists that occur when they live under a microscope at one of the most famous addresses in the world.