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Posted Wednesday 7/25/18 at 11:01PM EDT
Would NBC's failed White House sitcom 1600 Penn have survived in the Trump era?
Former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett discussed his short-lived 2012-13 sitcom starring Josh Gad, Bill Pullman and Jenna Elfman while promoting his new Pod Save America HBO special. Lovett, who co-created 1600 Penn, said critics called the characters "too zany" and unbelievable. “In hindsight, we did not realize it should have been a dark moody drama on HBO,” he joked.
Posted Thursday 2/08/18 at 6:30PM EST
Ex-Obama staffers’ are bringing their Pod Save America podcast to HBO
Former Obama administration officials Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor will adapt their popular left-leaning podcast into a series of hour-long specials focused on the midterm elections this fall. The news follows this week's premiere of another HBO project based on a podcast, 2 Dope Queens.
Posted Thursday 1/11/18 at 2:57PM EST
Stephen Colbert’s Late Show will air live after President Trump’s State of the Union Address
This will be Colbert’s first live show since Trump last addressed a joint session of Congress last February. Colbert’s guests that night will include two sets of podcast hosts — Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett of Pod Save America and Jessica Williams and Phoebe Robinson from 2 Dope Queens.
# TOPICS: CBS, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jessica Williams, Jon Favreau (actor/director), Jon Lovett, Phoebe Robinson, Stephen Colbert, Tommy Vietor, Late Night, State of the Union Address, Trump Presidency