I've mentioned how there aren't many shows for which I will turn on my TV. I don't have cable or satellite (much to the shock and dismay of visiting children - what will Elizabeth do when she gets older?!) The only evening program other than Biggest Loser that I watch is Jericho. And since the season has just ended (and in all likelihood the series) that means that I have an extra hour every week that I had previously occupied with sitting on my backside!
Well, I won't say I really just sat on my backside. Half of the time, I would take advantage of the show to get some exercise in and chores done. Walk on the treadmill during the show, and hop off and do some household pick-up during the commercials. It's unfortunate that sometimes those hours seemed the most productive of the whole week. Perhaps it's not to my advantage that the show is off the air.
In all truthfulness, though, I'm a big proponent of reducing time in front of the television, especially for children. I've really latched onto the American Academy of Pediatrics' recommendation for television for children under age two: none. Does this mean that Elizabeth watches no television? nope. But, it does mean that I make I conscientious effort to make sure the TV is off when she is awake.
The added bonus for me is that I don't watch much TV, too! It's been a hard habit to break - I used to watch all the CSI's, Law and Order's, and a handful of other shows. When Elizabeth started to obviously pay attention, I knew it was time to cut more TV out. Now, if I can just wean myself from the Internet...