‘Book of Mormon’ star’s new White House comedy picked by NBC

Life’s good for Josh Gad.

The quirky actor, who plays Elder Cunningham in the Broadway hit “Book of Mormon,” is the writer and co-star of “1600 Penn,” a White House comedy that was picked up by NBC for the 2012-13 season.

The show is about the life of a first family in which the kids are “far from perfect,” in a “Modern Family”-esque way. Gad will write the show in collaboration with “Modern Family” writer Jason Winer (Gad guest starred in a third-season episode of that show) and also former real-life White House speechwriter Jon Lovett.

It will star Bill Pullman as president (Pullman was already a pretty bad-ass president in “Independence Day”), Jenna Elfman (“Dharma and Greg”) and others.

Gad will also be the executive producer of the show.1600 Penn' Cast

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