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10/24/2011 05:56 pm ET | Updated Dec 24, 2011

'1600 Penn': NBC Orders TV Pilot From Former White House Speechwriter Jon Lovett

WASHINGTON -- Former Obama White House speechwriter Jon Lovett has Hollywood dreams. His first stop: NBC, which just ordered Lovett's pilot about a dysfunctional First Family in the White House.

The series, if picked up, would be called "1600 Penn" and center around "a dysfunctional family that just happens to live at the most famous address in America," according to New York magazine. Lovett's co-creator and executive producer is also a rising comedic force: Josh Gad, who recently starred in the Broadway smash "Book of Mormon."

Lovett left the White House in September to pursue screenwriting aspirations. At the time, he told The Washington Post that it had been a longtime dream of his to "write comedy and be creative," adding: "I would like to be able to write in my own voice."

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