Look Who's Playing TV's Latest President

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Look Who's Playing TV's Latest President
Cue "Hail to the Chief" because TV has found its president.

Bill Pullman, who famously took on the role of head of state in the 1996 blockbuster "Independence Day," has signed on to play the Us leader in NBC's White House comedy "1600 Penn," according to The Hollywood Reporter." Pullman joins former "American Dreams" star Brittany Snow (playing his Type A daughter) and "The Book of Mormon's" Josh Gad (playing his spacey son) in the single-camera pilot about a dysfunctional first family.

Pullman previously inspired viewers in his legendary (even if cliché-filled) "Independence Day" presidential address, in which his character, fictional President Thomas J. Whitmore , said, "We will be united in our common interest ... We are fighting for our right to live, to exist and should we win the day ... We will not go quietly into the night; We will not vanish without a fight."

His new role as Commander in Chief is intended,
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