Last year was our year of sleep hell. Here are some things we (
-we being the me in the relationship did)~
These were done when he first was put to bed.
*Started sitting in the room until he fell asleep
*Sitting in the room for a bit and then moving to the hallway (laptop was my friend) until he fell asleep
*Going straight to hallway after putting to bed, staying until he fell asleep
*Sitting in hallway and then moving to our bedroom until he fell asleep-right next to his room
*Going straight to our room after he was put to bed and staying there until he fell asleep-actually still doing this one, became a habit but no longer takes him long to fall asleep and I was DVR'd shows.
For night wakings and would only be done when he woke, which he did every night for many months-
*Rock for a bit
*Lay on floor until he falls asleep
*lay in the hallway (he can see me)
*lay in our doorway (still can see me)
I think taking the TV away was a good move. It is already a habit, so best to stop it now. But you are probably in for a month of him asking about it. Takes 30 days to break a bad habit.
I'd move his bedtime up a bit. I am assuming he isn't napping during the day. This age generally needs between 11-12 hours of sleep. So ten interrupted hours isn't cutting it.