Yes, I heart tv as well! Netflix has some great kids shows that are actually pretty friggin educational. Dinosaur Train and Team Umizoomi are current favs.
We luckily have a giant sand pit at our local park and letting him take a digger and truck means he's occupied for ages. He's not really runner thank god! Do you have a leash/harness? Then just go for a walk and collect rocks, leaves, etc?