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Television

‘1600 Penn’ mines first family for laughs

Jordin Althaus/NBC

The NBC series, which had a sneak peek in December and kicks off in its regular timeslot Thursday night at 9:30 on Channel 7, chronicles the family life of President Dale Gilchrist (Bill Pullman, “Independence Day”). Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) costars as his wife and stepmother to his four kids, and Broadway vet Josh Gad (“Book of Mormon”) plays Skip, the hapless eldest son.

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