So, what might those line-ups include? Well, in entertainment, there would be lots of American cooking shows (Chopped, Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America, Next Food Network Star), British science-fiction (Doctor Who, Primeval, and most-of-all Torchwood: Children of Earth), and classic movies from just about everywhere (especially on Turner Classic Movies).
In news, there would be a mixed offering, depending upon the time of day, and the ammount of time and attention we have to devote to watching the news. It could be CNN Headline News, NBC Nightly News, or BBC World News America. Locally? Again a mix .... but mostly, KWES/NewsWest 9 and KOSA/CBS 7, offering a chance to keep up on local news, and see how old friends in the business are doing.
In sports, there was a lot of soccer (MLS, CONCACAF Gold Cup, and World Football Challenge) and a lot of cycling (Tour de France) ... actually, the only cycling we watch all year.
A lot of Fuel TV and Versus from one child, and a lot of Cartoon Network and Discovery Channel from the other. And also, a lot of the music channels on Suddenlink Cable.
Anyway, if you see a lot of that on television, next season, you'll know who to blame.