NBC orders White House comedy from former Obama speechwriter

The broadcaster has given the family sitcom pilot 1600 Penn a series order for 13 episodes. The project is created by Book of Mormon star Josh Gad, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett and Modern Family director Jason Winer.

Bill Pullman (Independence Day) stars as the POTUS (again!) and Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) is the First Lady and stepmother to the president’s children. Gad also co-stars as the president’s out-of-control oldest son.