As you may have heard already, this isn't a terrific season for new TV shows. It is, however, a fairly impressive season for disappointing new TV shows. This gallery counts down the 10 Worst New TV Shows of 2011 (with No. 10 as the "best of the worst" and No. 1 as the bottom of the barrel).
Some of the shows listed here are massive disappointments. Some are just plain awful, even with low expectations. And with one lone exception -- I've seen two episodes of ABC's "Revenge" -- this is only based on pilot episodes, since that's all the networks have made available. [And yes, these are only network shows.]
The only timeframe restriction is that shows have to have a set premiere date in 2011. That means that ABC's "Work It," which surely would have been at the very top, isn't here, nor are several other shows that are only scheduled for nebulous "midseason" launches.
In a couple days, we'll post a gallery of the 10 Best New TV Shows of 2011. That will still leave a lot of shows for a 10 Meh New Shows of 2011, but that gallery probably won't be made.