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EW's Best of Shows podcast: The Umbrella Academy, Doom Patrol, and network TV pilots

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This week on Best of Shows, Kristen Baldwin listens patiently while I struggle to explain the comic book history of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy and DC Universe’s Doom Patrol, two wacky-mature offbrand superhero dramedies that debuted simultaneously over the weekend. We also take a look at Pop TV’s Flack, starring Anna Paquin as a highly effective publicist with a messy personal life.

All of which is mere prelude to a highly competitive battle of wits. With a little help from our colleague James Hibberd’s rundown of every network pilot currently in development, I test Kristen’s TV knowledge with a network TV pilot variation of Two Truths and a Lie. We close out the week by catching up on TruTV’s I’m Sorry, a Curb Your Enthusiasm-esque series our beloved editor Patrick Gomez can’t stop talking about.

You can listen to the episode below, or subscribe to to EW’s Best of Shows via Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts. New episodes are available every Monday morning. Tweet rave reviews to @KristenGBaldwin and blistering rebuttals to @DarrenFranich.

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