There have been times when the TV has gotten out of control here too! I think that you are right that planning some routines would help you transition to less TV watching. Writing down routines has really really helped me. I also get up a little before my kids so I can be ready for the day when they get up, which really helps because I can focas on them instead of trying to get some clothes on
My kids are much more demanding when they have gotten in the TV habit and then I nix the TV (we've gone through this a few times
: ) So just plan on the first week or two as being more of a pain than usual, but know that it will get better. Once they get used to making their own fun, they are much more imaginative all the time. In the mean time, plan some FUN FUN FUN for your little one. My kids love the craft recipes at http://www.theideabox.com/
There is nothing in this world quite as wonderful a warm, fresh playdough right off the stove!
A trip to the library will
1. take up time
2. provide you with new reading material
3. lead to something like a book of finger plays or action songs etc. (tell the librarian you want to wean your child off TV by using library resources and she will send you home with enough ideas to keep an army of tots happy)
You might also check around town and see if there is an afordable mommy/baby class of some sort.
My kids tend to want to help with everything, so when doing things they can't help with, I try to find them something simlar to play with. A cheap pad of paper, a few envelopes, and crayons will go a long way.