Entertainment

Top US TV imports

They may have inflicted watery lager, substandard chocolate and Paris Hilton on the world but — as classic shows like The Sopranos attest — Americans know how to make a compelling TV drama.

Hot on the heels of 24-style conspiracy thriller The Event last week, the next few months are going to see the arrival of a clutch of quality new US shows.

With that in mind, here’s our trailer-filled guide to the programmes that will have you commandeering the TV remote in the coming weeks as the weather gets chilly. Book your spot on the sofa now.

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