Actor Jason Schwartzman has ditched his television, because he was spending too much time watching it.

The RUSHMORE star, 25, admits that he'd regularly spend endless hours watching his favourite TV shows, but he recently decided to get rid of his television after realising how much time he'd lost sitting in front of it.

He says, "I canned it 'cause I like television too much. It was beginning to get a little bit (out of hand).

"I really would just sit there and watch it all day long and not go anywhere. It's numbing, so for my own good I had to disconnect."