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Obama to host screening of ‘1600 Penn’ at White House

The cast of “1600 Penn.” (NBC/CHRIS HASTON/NBC)

The cast and crew of “1600 Penn” are heading to the White House for a screening of the new NBC series about a dysfunctional first family.

President Obama will host the screening Wednesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The comedy, which stars Bill Pullman as U.S. President Dale Gilchrist and Jenna Elfman as the first lady, was co-created by Jon Lovett, a former Obama speechwriter.

“1600 Penn” will premiere Thursday as part of NBC’s mid-season lineup.

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