I'm in San Diego now, finally settling in.
After ordering the basic furniture, I decided to skip the TV for now... I think that technology is getting to a point where it's not really necessary. The shows that I do watch on TV (House, Simpsons) are available on hulu.com for free or iTunes for a small charge. I can't find American Idol anywhere legitimate, but it can be had from P2P networks if you're willing to deal with a delay. Much of the Tour de France can be viewed online as well. That's about all I care to watch.
I can still watch movies on my PC or Mac, and iTunes makes it really easy to buy/rent a movie and watch it right away.
I have found that I don't miss watching TV at all, and I've drastically cut down on the mind-numbing habit of staring at the tube whenever I have a few minutes lacking in entertainment. I think this could work just fine for me.