The Twittersphere wasn’t kind to “1600 Penn” when NBC dusted off the comedy in December to serve as a mid-season replacement. The show, co-created by Jon Lovett, a former speechwriter for President Obama, got a high-profile boost this week when it enjoyed a special screening in the real-life White House. Jenna Elfman, who stars as the first lady, tweeted her thanks today for the “overwhelmingly positive response” to the show.
To be fair, a lot of people seem to have enjoyed tonight’s episode, but “overwhelming” might be stretching things a bit. Maybe Elfman is tweeting in character, and as first lady has reviews like these screened out by staff members.
Maybe that’s the reason for the White House screening.
How soon until we hear fans outside of NBC chanting, “Four more episodes!”