Weak TV of 2016

(CNN)The current embarrassment of riches in quality TV -- helping birth annual "best lists" that balloon to 20 or 30 entries -- doesn't erase the fact that there's still plenty of lousy stuff too, another byproduct of an age of abundance.

So as a companion to CNN's recent "best of" roster, here's a Top 10 list of the worst individual programs and a few wider trends of 2016. In terms of criteria, note that projects were judged more harshly if their creative auspices invited somewhat higher expectations.