Jenna Elfman, Josh Gad, Ellen Barkin and more headed to NBC comedies

By | May 7, 2012 at 11:09 pm | 2 comments | News, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NBC has greenlighted two more comedy series today, 1600 Penn and Animal Practice, bringing the total number of sitcoms approved by the network to five. The news, confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline, comes a full week before the network officially unveils its lineup at their upfront presentations for advertisers.

1600 Penn is described as a White House family comedy. It will star Bill Pullman as the U.S. President and will co-star Jenna Elfman, Martha MacIsaac, Amara Miller, Andre Holland, Benjamin Stockham and Book of Mormon‘s Josh Gad, who will also serve as writer and executive producer. NBC has ordered 13 episodes of the single-camera comedy.

NBC has also ordered 13 episodes of Animal Practice, which centers around a grumpy veterinarian played by Justin Kirk, best known for his role on Showtime hit Weeds. The show will also star comedian Bobby Lee, Irish actress Amy Huberman (The UK’s Threesome) and Tyler Labine, who played one of the titular roles in the horror comedy flick Tucker & Dale Vs. Evil.

The two shows join The New Normal, from Glee executive producer Ryan Murphy; it stars Ellen Barkin, Georgia King as well as Andrew Rannells and Justin Bartha, who play a gay couple. Matthew Perry’s Go On and Anne Heche’s Save Me had also been added to the network’s list of new shows.

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  • Lgjg94

    Downwardly Mobile plese!

  • DexterDanger

    It is not looking good for BFF.

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