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Celebs tell us their favorite TV shows

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Jane Kaczmarek, Bradley Whitford
Whitford and Kaczmarek: Kathryn Indiek/Image Direct

Bradley Whitford (”The West Wing”) ”We watch ‘Malcolm in the Middle’ religiously, for obvious reasons [Whitford is married to ‘Malcolm’ mom Jane Kaczamarek]. Thank God it’s a good show because I can’t get out of it. When ‘The West Wing’ starts, the kids just tune out. My kids aren’t policy wonks. Yet.”

Jane Kaczmarek (”Malcolm in the Middle”) ”’The West Wing.’ I cry during the opening music and there is something in the writing that gets me to cry again during the show. It fills me with such courage. Plus, I get to see what my husband has been doing all week.”

Lara Flynn Boyle (”The Practice”) ”’Friends.’ When I see comedies at the movies, I don’t laugh half as much as I do during a half-hour episode of that show. Those actors deserve every penny they are getting.”

Soleil Moon Frye (”Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”) ”’West Wing’ and ‘The Practice.’ ‘West Wing’ is truly like theater the way it is written and set up each week. It feels live. And ‘The Practice’ just moves me. And it — like ‘West Wing’ — benefits from an amazing ensemble cast.”

Natasha Henstridge (”Ghosts of Mars”) ”’Ally McBeal.’ Calista Flockhart is a goddess. I want them to bring Robert Downey Jr. back, though.”

Amber Valetta (”What Lies Beneath”) ”’Six Feet Under.’ I love black comedy and that is one dark and wicked show.”

Nelly Furtado (singer) ”We watch the ‘Sex and the City’ DVD on our tour bus. It’s the perfect way to relax after a show.”

Eliza Dushku (”The New Guy”) ”Me and my roommates do the whole ‘Will & Grace’ and Thursday night NBC shows.”

Aisha Tyler (”Talk Soup”) ”’Six Feet Under.’ That show is awesome. Also ‘Eco Challenge,’ which is the show Robert Ed did before he did ‘Survivor,’ but ‘Eco’ is way more hardcore. People get impaled on sticks and die and you’re like, ‘Omigod!’ Totally entertaining.”

Nikka Costa (singer) ”’Sex and the City’ — a classic chick show. It hits all the truest girliest moments.”

Gene Simmons (Kiss) ”CNN and ‘The West Wing.”’

Aaron Sorkin (Executive produer, ”The West Wing”) ”I’m as hooked on ‘Friends’ as everybody else. The writers are terrific and the actors are remarkably gifted. You don’t usually find a collection of people who are both attractive and funny.”

BeyoncĂ© Knowles (Destiny’s Child) ”’Seinfeld’ and ‘The Proud Family,’ which is sort of like a cartoon version of ‘The Cosby Show,’ on the Disney Channel; my sister [Solange] sings the theme song. I like the Spanish channel too. I don’t know what they’re saying but I love watching the shows.”

Ron Jeremy (”Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy”) ”I think ‘The Drew Carey Show’ is really well written — and ‘Frasier.”’

Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child) ”’The Young & the Restless’ and ‘Animal Planet’ on the Discovery Channel. I like those medical shows with real operations too — I saw a facelift the other day.”

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