1600 Penn

Genres: Comedy



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1600 Penn is an American television sitcom created by Josh Gad, Jason Winer and Jon Lovett about a dysfunctional family living in the White House who have a lot of responsibility which is made a little complicated when their quirks seem to outshine their good intentions.

The series aired in the USA on NBC from 17 December, 2012 to 28 March, 2013. There are 13 half-hour episodes in one season.

1600 Penn originally aired in South Africa on M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD) and later aired on M-Net Series Zone and Vuzu. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.

The series originally aired on M-Net Series Showcase from 14 July to 6 October, 2013, on Sundays at 17h00. New episodes broadcast weekly.

It later aired on M-Net Series Zone from 18-27 November 2013. New episodes broadcast in a double bill, from Mondays to Thursdays at 17h30.

1600 Penn premiered on Vuzu on Thursday 26 December 2013, at 18h30. New episodes broadcast daily, on weekdays.


The Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues, like a grown kid who's forced to move back home, teenagers who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman) desperately trying to win over the kids.

They're loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everyone else - with one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House!

Whether it's entertaining foreign dignitaries, holding secret cabinet meetings or putting out fires - figuratively and sometimes literally - there's never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House.

For example, the First Son (Josh Gad) is one of the administration's biggest liabilities but also the glue that holds this family together.

The President (Bill Pullman) knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family. Also starring are Martha MacIsaac, Andre Holland, Amara Miller and Benjamin Stockham .

Modern Family meets The West Wing in this election-year comedy from Emmy-winning executive producer/director Jason Winer (Modern Family). The executive producers are Winer, Gad and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter). Winer also directed the pilot.

1600 Penn is produced by 20th Century Fox.


db = double bill

Season 1 (13 episodes)

Channel: MS Showcase | Premiere: 14 Jul 2013 | Finale: 6 Oct 2013 | Sun, 17h00
Channel: MS Zone | Premiere: 18 Nov 2013 | Finale: 27 Nov 2013 | Mon-Thu, 17h30 (db)
Channel: Vuzu | Premiere: 26 Dec 2013 | Finale: 13 Jan 2014 | Weekdays, 18h30


Becca Gilchrist

Emily Nash Gilchrist

Marigold Gilchrist

Marshall Malloy

President Dale Gilchrist

Skip Gilchrist

Xander Gilchrist


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