Jeer Factor

Judd Apatow, executive producer, Freaks and Geeks: “When I watch America’s Next Top Model with my wife, we often say, ‘I don’t know if I’ve ever been happier.’ I wish they would follow the models into their old age. But the evening news should go away. I feel terrorized … but remain addicted.”

Joss Whedon, creator, Buffy the Vampire Slayer: “The Swan never should have been, and Law & Order has been around forever, so it’s a safe choice.”

Rick Berman, executive producer, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise: “The Daily Show, Chappelle’s Show, and The Sopranos are appointment television. Cancel Fear Factor.”

Frank DeCaro, Sirius Satellite Radio host: “Fear Factor can’t go fast enough. Even the commercials are too gross for me. My sitcom, Just Be Frank, asks, ‘What if Elton John had been born to Archie and Edith Bunker?’ If only someone would air it.”

Jonathan Adler, designer: “I’m more emotionally involved in reality TV than I am in my own life. My mother got me tickets to some dance thing the night of the finale of America’s Next Top Model, and I was like, ‘I cannot go!’ ”

Andy Behrman, author, Electroboy: “It’s time to take Will & Grace off the air. Gay is out. Keep Everwood. Young is the new gay.”

Ben Stein, writer, actor, TV commentator: “One can never get enough of The O’Reilly Factor.”

Jeer Factor