TV Shows to Watch the Week of Feb. 11, 2019: ‘Lorena,’ ‘Umbrella Academy’

Joe Otterson

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV.

Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and when/how to watch them. This week, Jordan Peele’s “Lorena” debuts on Amazon as does “The Umbrella Academy” on Netflix.

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“Miracle Workers,” TBS, Tuesday, 10:30 p.m.

Frustrated with the mess that earth’s become, God contemplates the end while two determined angels try to change his mind in the series premiere of this comedy.

“Doom Patrol,” DC Universe, Friday

In this new super hero series, The Doom Patrol’s members each suffered horrible accidents that gave them superhuman abilities, but also left them scarred and disfigured. Traumatized and downtrodden, the team found purpose through The Chief, who brought them together to investigate the weirdest phenomena in existence and to protect Earth from what they find.

The Umbrella Academy,” Netflix, Friday

Based on the comics and graphic novels of the same name, “Umbrella Academy” is a live-action series that follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes, known as The Umbrella Academy as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

Lorena,” Amazon, Friday

From executive producer Jordan Peele, this four-part docuseries investigates the events of 1993, where Lorena Bobbitt sliced off her husband’s penis after years of abuse. She became a national joke, her suffering ignored by the male-dominated press.

“Proven Innocent,” Fox, Friday, 9 p.m.

This new drama series follows an underdog criminal defense firm led by a woman who was wrongfully convicted, along with her brother, in a sensational murder case that made her an infamous media obsession.

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