BARE's Missi Pyle Snags Role on NBC's 1600 PENN
TV Guide reports that Missi Pyle will join the cast of NBC's mid-season comedy series 1600 PENN, starring Jenna Elfman, Bill Pullman and Josh Gad. Pyle will portray Agent Sarah Harlan who will be hired to protect the first daughter, Becca (Martha MacIsaac.) According to the report, Pyle is only booked for one episode but there is the potential for her character to return later in the season.
The actress recently starred in The Artist and has appeared on TV in Boston Legal, The Mentalist and Two and a Half Men. Pyle appeared on Broadway in the 2008 revival of Boeing-Boeing. She will play Sister Joan in Off-Broadway's Bare, opening this November.
On 1600 PENN, 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. "1600 Penn" is produced by 20th Century Fox.