NBC’s new series 1600 Penn “Game Theory” Episode 8 airs Thursday, March 14 on NBC (9:30-10 p.m. ET)
Episode Synopsis: 1600 Penn Episode 8 “Game Theory” – When Skip (Josh Gad) announces his big date with Stacey (guest star Susan Park), Emily (Jenna Elfman) takes it upon herself to make sure it goes off without a hitch. Meanwhile, Becca (Martha MacIsaac) and D.B. (guest star Robbie Amell) attempt to paint a mural for a special room. Elsewhere, Dale (Bill Pullman) and Xander (Benjamin Stockham) get wrapped up in a heated game of Risk. Amara Miller and Andre Holland also star. Susan Park and Robbie Amell guest star.
The Gilchrists are just the average American family dealing with all the everyday issues – like a grown kid who’s forced to move back home, children who are smarter than their teachers and a stepmom (Jenna Elfman, “Dharma and Greg”) desperately trying to win over the kids. They’re loving, fun and a little crazy. In other words, just like everybody else. With one exception: they live in a very special house. The White House! Whether it’s entertaining foreign dignitaries, sneaking away for a night out, dealing with middle school crushes or putting out fires – figuratively and sometimes literally – there’s never a dull moment in the Gilchrist White House. For example, the First Son (Josh Gad, star of Broadway sensation “The Book of Mormon”) is one of the administration’s biggest liabilities, but also the glue that holds this family together. The President (Bill Pullman, “Independence Day,” “While You Were Sleeping”) knows too well that the only thing harder than being Head of State is being head of the family. Also starring are Martha MacIsaac (“Superbad”), Andre Holland (“Friends with Benefits”), Amara Miller (“The Descendants”) and Benjamin Stockham (“Sons of Tucson”). “Modern Family” meets “The West Wing” in this election-year comedy from Emmy-winning executive producer/director Jason Winer (“Modern Family”). The executive producers are Winer, Gad and Jon Lovett (former White House speechwriter). Winer also directed the pilot.