When you don't have television you can always takle a walk, paint, find a hobby and get involved with that. Have friends over for games and snacks. Of course reading is good, and hand held video games. The computer is always interesting and there are lots of great things on the internet.
Find out what you are good at and indulge yourself. There is nothing on T.V. anyway but a lot of shows that do not stimulate or add value to the person you are destine to be, so seek your talents and get started with your journey and leave televison for the couch potatoes