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TELEVISION Q&A's

Question: Can you give me some information on the woman who plays Judge Zoey Hiller on ABC's The Practice?

Answer: The judge is played by Linda Hunt, 55, who received a Viewers for Quality Television award nomination in 1998 for the role.

Hunt is best known for winning a Best Supporting Actress Oscar playing Billy Kwan, a male character in 1982's The Year of Living Dangerously.

The actor, who grew up in Westport, Conn., works most often as a narrator or voice artist. She portrays Grandmother Willow in the Disney films Pocahantas and Pocahantas II and narrated the documentary Paul Monette: The Brink of Summer's End in 1997.

Write to Hunt in care of William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Question: Why was Freaks and Geeks canceled? It was one of the few shows that my 15-year-old daughter and I could watch together and both relate to. My daughter and her friends as well as their parents and I would all talk and laugh about the most recent episode. It was great and I thought that it was considered one of the best shows of the season.

Answer: The widely praised NBC comedy about 1980s high schoolers was a victim of low ratings. Officially canceled by NBC last month, the Dreamworks series is being offered to other networks, so far without success. The six unaired episodes of Freaks and Geeks were screened last month at the Museum of Television & Radio in New York and Los Angeles, and die-hard fans have launched a mail campaign to NBC bosses.

Question: I have read that Tom Selleck has made a TV movie and wonder when it will be shown.

Answer: Republican Selleck plays a Democratic presidential hopeful in Running Mates, premiering on TNT this summer during the real political conventions. Some of the influential women in the candidate's life are played by Nancy Travis, Faye Dunaway, Laura Linney and Teri Hatcher.

_ Times wires

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