The 2011 Emmy Awards air on Sunday, and as viewers, we’ve all spent countless hours with the Glee gang at William McKinley High School or the advertising offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. But do you ever wonder what the actors of these shows watch when they’re at home? We polled some current and past nominees—Jane Lynch, Elisabeth Moss, John Slattery, Chris Colfer, Michelle Forbes and Vince Gilligan—as well as icons Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke—about their current TV favorites, childhood TV favorites, and their dream guest starring role. Their answers reveal an insiders’ look into what you should—and shouldn’t—be watching.
By Ramin Setoodeh and Kara Cutruzzula