They weren’t 2011’s worst new shows.
Just the biggest disappointments. Shows that should have been much, much better.
“Person of Interest”: Still worth watching, but you expect more from Jonathan Nolan and J.J. Abrams.
“The Playboy Club”: Hot girls, bunny suits. How did it go so wrong?
“Hell on Wheels”: The transcontinental railroad drama felt like a slow train to nowhere.
“Terra Nova”: Dinosaurs, time travel, untold millions and that’s all we got?
“The Killing”: The waterlogged drama squandered more hours — and goodwill — than the middle episodes of “24” and still couldn’t be bothered to provide a resolution.
— CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE