NBC’s White House comedy, 1600 Penn, is finally beginning to shape up nicely. With the Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad, former Obama speechwriter Jon Lovett, and Modern Family director Jason Winer behind the project, it seemed as if 1600 Penn was well on its way to coming together. However, after several weeks of actors getting snapped up for other pilots and no names being added to the 1600 Penn cast, it seemed like the comedy, about a maladaptive first family, was never going to really get its feet off the ground. Now, the project seems to finally be doing just that, thanks to a new addition to the cast.

John Tucker Must Die's Brittany Snow will join 1600 Penn as part of the family the show will center on. According to THR, Snow will play the sister to Skip (Gad), an intelligent and enterprising member of the presidential family who strives for success. As Becca, Snow will be a very fine foil to Skip, who is affable, but far less worried about achievement.

We’ve seen Snow play an ambitious (although impulsive) young woman in American Dreams as well as seen her delve into comedy in the 2005 remake of Hairspray, but if 1600 Penn goes to series, it will be nice to get to see her really give the comedy thing a real go for an extended gig. The option for the role comes none to soon for Snow, anyway, as she was demoted on NBC’s Harry’s Law in its second season. If she has the chance to shine somewhere else, why not take it, especially if you get to play a character that gets to hang out in the White House?

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