I do all of my television watching on-line now. It's way more efficient. There are shorter and fewer commercials, you can watch whenever and wherever you like, and most every show is online; some are even in high-def! They've even started putting old shows online, like Batman: the Animated Series.
My staple show is the Colbert Report. I haven't missed an episode in years. I usually have it on my laptop as I prepare and consume my dinner, since cooking for one is a time-consuming process (considering the desired output: a single plate). It takes my mind off my gurgling, angry stomach.
Another favorite has been Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! It's not TV, it's actually an NPR radio game show that plays weekly on Saturday mornings, but you can listen any time online. This is one I can listen to as I clean the kitchen or fold my laundry. They tell funny jokes. This makes me laugh.
I've also watched Lost, Heroes, Pushing Daisies, and My Name is Earl, but since I've caught up to the latest episodes (no thanks to the prolonged writers strike), there hasn't been much draw for them lately. Today, at the behest of Toni and Ben, I started watching the second season of 30 Rock. (The first season isn't on the site). It's very witty and quick, and I love their rapid-fire cut-scenes to people and events they reference in conversation.
I want more options. Is there a favorite show or radio program of yours that you could recommend?