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The names TV's top producers are batting around for this year's Emmy nominations (other than the ones from their own shows)

"This is like asking who is more beautiful, your child or someone else's. I'm a very competitive person, but if (Fox's) 'The Simpsons' doesn't win the Emmy, there's no point in working in television. That's the best of what is on that night. It's my most regularly happy haunt."
-- Matthew Weiner (creator/executive producer, AMC's "Mad Men")

"You know I'm going to say (Sci Fi Channel's) 'Battlestar Galactica.' What else would I say? It is the most complex, topical, interesting, subversive, layered, humanist show that has cool spaceships in it."
-- Joss Whedon (creator/executive producer, Fox's "Dollhouse")

"Craig Ferguson (of CBS' 'The Late Late Show') is a genius of the first order and the most unappreciated person on TV. He has no sidekick, and he does the most brilliantly hilarious monologue of any (talk show host). And Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton on (NBC's) 'Friday Night Lights' are amazing. I'm ashamed that our show is one of the ones that bumped it (to a different time slot). That's a great network show, and I wish it had more viewers."
-- Hart Hanson (creator/executive producer, Fox's "Bones")

"A really underrated show is the original 'CSI' (CBS). It's put together beautifully, the stories are well told and the new actors are great. And (Fox's) 'House' -- Hugh Laurie is always doing astounding work; that he can keep that character fresh and turn little notches on it all the time is amazing to me. And 'House' is beautifully written."
-- Cheryl Heuton (co-creator/executive producer, CBS' "Numbers")

"I have a soft spot in my heart for 'Battlestar Galactica.' It's a fantastic show and science fiction gets a bum rap in terms of how it's treated by the Emmys."
-- Naren Shankar (executive producer, CBS' "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation")

"(HBO's) 'Big Love' deserves to win an Emmy. They really turned up the dial this last season. That's trying to reinvent the family drama and how you look at it, and they've done really well in the last couple of seasons."
-- Noah Hawley (creator/executive producer, ABC's "The Unusuals")

"(AMC's) 'Breaking Bad' -- that is an unbelievable show. Unbelievably good performances, writing and production values. It should win a Nobel Prize. That is off the charts. It just way jumps over the bar of where dramas have been."
-- Chuck Lorre (co-creator/executive producer, CBS' "Two and a Half Men" and "The Big Bang Theory")
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