Since my wife and I decided not to go digital -- or to get cable-- we no longer have the "boob" tube to occupy my time (my wife hasn't watched t.v. in years).
So, now I've subscribed to Ellery Queen and Harper's and plan to read more novels and write some more!
p.s. It's actually difficult to break the t.v. habit, but I'm going to give it a year and see how it goes.