It is eye opening to read your comments. It is the summer season now and the NBC, etc., are peppered with resurrected tv games shows. There are a few summer premieres that last until fall, but not many.
I have noticed that more and more of the shows I watch are non-fiction (or claim to be). Such as Life Below Zero, Mountain Men, Secrets of the Dead, Egyptian files, Science and Discovery channels, for example too.
3 of my shows have their final season starting next fall, 15 years airing. What will replace them? I always watch the new shows each fall at least for one episode. Last year, only 2 of the new ones survived the first cut. And now only one survives.
I do learn a lot from the history and science shows.
I have been using On Demand to rewatch older shows. I watch my tv watching time though. If it reaches a certain threshold, I start deleting shows.
It is summer now and I give my flowers and garden my first priority. Then I do things outdoors that I can't do in winter, camp, visit the zoo, go to outdoor concerts, visit garden settings at the university, visit historical sites, etc.