NBC shelves a cult favorite, True Blood gets weird, and more lowlights from a frustrating season

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The end of a year in entertainment always produces a glut of best-of lists. But it's as important to learn from mistakes as it is from successes. And in television, 2011 was full of missteps, weird decisions, and regressive plotlines. From the creative crash and burn of initially-promising trends like a spike in comedies created by and starring women to True Blood's descent into racist nonsense to HBO's decision to kill what could have been a delightfully weird, feminist look at Hollywood before it even got off the ground, here in no particular order, are what we can learn from the biggest disappointments of the last season in television.