5.8/10
3,785
27 user 5 critic

1600 Penn 

TV-14 | | Comedy | TV Series (2012–2013)
Trailer
0:34 | Trailer
President Gilcrest and his trophy wife are living in the White House, with their overachieving daughter sidetracked by pregnancy, a couch potato hopeless son, a genius young son, and an odd middle school girl.
Reviews

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1  
2013   2012  
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Josh Gad ...  Skip Gilchrist 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Jenna Elfman ...  Emily Nash Gilchrist 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Martha MacIsaac ...  Becca Gilchrist 13 episodes, 2012-2013
André Holland ...  Marshall Malloy 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Amara Miller ...  Marigold Gilchrist 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Benjamin Stockham ...  Xander Gilchrist 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Bill Pullman ...  President Dale Gilchrist 13 episodes, 2012-2013
Robbie Amell ...  D.B. 7 episodes, 2013
Adam Shapiro ...  Evan / ... 6 episodes, 2012-2013
Edit

Storyline

President Gilcrest may be foremost the US head of state and government, his reassembled family complicates life in the White House considerably, often interfering with his image or even with matters of state. Eldest son Skip is as goofy as self-absorbed, his (step-)siblings are rather ambitious but socially awkward. Eldest daughter Becca's ruthless march to career is suddenly questionable when she has a fertile affair with irresistible 'simpleton' D.B. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You can choose your president but you can't choose your family. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-14
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Dale Gilchrist, President of the United States in the series, is a former United States Marine and Governor of Nevada. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.90 (2013) See more »

User Reviews

 
Ignore the bad reviews try it for yourself

I found this show to be very amusing. It isn't meant to be super serious or super funny it is a typical sitcom in terms of content spread. There are parts that are extremely funny, parts that are uncomfortable, and parts that make you actually feel bad for the characters. There is nothing drastically wrong with the show although it may not be everyone's cup of soup. On the scale of Sitcoms it would fall somewhere between Cougar Town and Everybody Loves Raymond and is definitely not garbage.

The primary concept of the show is following the family of the President through the trials and tribulations of day to day life. As with most TV comedies there are of course a smattering of character flaws that exist which cause unusual situations to come about at a higher than usual pace. The core building blocks of this show are tried and true and while most shows are a little rough around the edges at first as well this one will develop quickly as the actors/actresses become more used to their characters.

It is worth a watch especially since you can see it for free on IMDb/hulu.


16 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 27 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 December 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikan ykkösperhe See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page



Recently Viewed