Canceling your television services cold turkey takes courage, especially if you've become accustomed to spending your evenings watching premium channels.
The key to giving your television bill the boot is to identify your favorite shows and then find alternative (but still legal) ways to view them. Entire seasons of sitcoms and dramas, as well as special-event broadcasts and made-for-TV movies, are available for free on network Web sites and Internet sites like Hulu.com. You can pay small fees to watch TV shows and movies with an Xbox, Wii, PS3, Roku or AppleTV, all of which use an Internet connection to stream programming. And Netflix and Amazon.com offer a library of movies and TV shows available for instant viewing with a paid membership [source: Gobel].