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From award-winning sitcoms to heart-pumping dramas that’ll have you begging for more, we’ve got you covered for unmissable telly from the States

By Virgin TV Edit

The United States of America. Land of the free and home of the brave. The country responsible for sending man to the moon, erecting the skyscraper, and blessing the world with the skip intro button. We owe an awful lot to our cousins across the pond – and that includes plenty of top TV shows.


Here, we pick out some of the top picks available to watch right now in On Demand…


Stateside Sitcoms

30 Rock

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Tina Fey writes and stars in this brilliant sitcom, co-starring Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan. The story centres around Liz Lemon (Fey), who’s the head writer for a sketch show produced at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York. But with Baldwin’s boisterous network executive constantly meddling, horns lock and comedy gold ensues.



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Created by and starring Lena Dunham, this coming-of-age comedy drama about a young woman (Dunham) and her friends navigating the trials and tribulations of independence in New York has won bags of awards since first hitting screens in 2012.


The Office

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It was the making of some massive names in the US, including Steve Carell (The 40-Year-Old Virgin), John Krasinski (A Quiet Place), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Craig Robinson (Hot Tub Time Machine), and Mindy Kaling (Inside Out), but of course we know where it humbly began. The faux-documentary style follows the original British Ricky Gervais-led show quite closely, parodying the humdrum reality of office work.




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Explore the intricacies and talents of the New York Federal Bureau’s office in this hit criminal investigation show. Join Special Agent Maggie Bell (Missy Peregrym, Rookie Blue) and Special Agent OA (Zeeko Zaki, 24: Legacy) as they fight to keep the city, the state and the country safe from the bad guys.


9-1-1: Lone Star

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Dive into the stressful, high-pressure situations that first responders face in their day-to-day, with 9-1-1: Lone Star. Rob Lowe stars as a New York firefighter who relocates to Texas and has to juggle his high-pressure job with a complicated family life. 



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Here we join Abigail “Tommy” Thomas (The Sopranos’ Edie Falco), as the first female, openly gay chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. After being relocated from the NYPD, Tommy makes waves in LA in the face of adversity, facing resistance from the old guard.


Chicago P.D.

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From the same guy that brought you FBI (Dick Wolf) comes Chicago P.D., a spinoff from Chicago Fire, which followed the personal and professional lives of firefighters in the Windy City. In this cop-focused version, we follow Detective Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe, Californication), who heads up the force’s elite intelligence unit, tackling crime on the streets of Chicago.


Deep State

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Retired MI6 spy Max Easton (Mark Strong, Kingsman: The Golden Circle) returns for one last job, but becomes entangled with the Deep State. This group of people, made up of members of government agencies and the military, conspire to manipulate and control aspects of government policy. Will his efforts to avenge the death of his son Harry (Joe Dempsie, Game Of Thrones) be all in vain?


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The title stands for “all-points bulletin,” an alert sent to law enforcement officials to be on the lookout for someone or something associated with a crime. Tech billionaire Gideon Reeves (Justin Kirk, Angels In America) purchases a Chicago Police district, turning it into a private police force, with the intent to close the case on a friend’s murder. 

The Fix

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Marcia Clark, who was the lead prosecutor in the OJ Simpson murder case, co-wrote and executive produced this legal drama. It follows Maya Travis (Robin Tunney), a Los Angeles district attorney who is defeated while prosecuting an actor for double murder. She leaves law behind, but is tempted back when the same star is suspected of committing another murder eight years later.

Adult Animation

Family Guy

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Seth MacFarlane’s outrageous creation stands the test of time, with Family Guy going strong for 19 seasons since 1999. The Griffins, made up of parents Peter and Lois, their children Meg, Chris and Stewie, and their pet dog Brian, who live in the fictional city of Quahog, Rhode Island, never fail to bring the laughs.

American Dad!

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The Seth McFarlane-led animation that isn’t Family Guy, this follows life with the Smiths, a typical American family… with a couple of quirks. The patriarch, Stan, works for the CIA, and when he’s not protecting the country he’s engaged in family life in a way that only McFarlane could get away with. 


Watch this Space


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Killjoys is sci-fi 101. Three intergalactic, lawless bounty hunters earn their pocket money from working a multiplanetary system called The Quad. But when the past starts to catch up with our protagonists, it’s not easy to keep their friends, and themselves out of harm’s way.


The Librarians

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The Librarians are a good-humoured, modern-day gang of field-leading individuals who find themselves at the centre of a resurgence of ancient magic. And when they’re recruited by The Library, they’re pretty much tasked with saving the world.


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The actors’ talents really shine in Emergence’s well-written characters, led by Fargo’s Allison Tolman. She stars as police chief Jo Evans, who takes in a young girl she finds near a plane crash, who has no idea who she is or where she’s from.

Moonbase 8  

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This new series stars comedy greats John C Reilly, Fred Armisen and Tim Heidecker (who also wrote the series, with Jonathan Krisel) as astronauts stationed at NASA’s Moon Base Simulator in Winslow, Arizona. They hope to be selected to travel to the real Moon Base, but their space skills are at best… mediocre.

Stargate Atlantis

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Since series 6 of Stargate SG-1, an ongoing mission was to find the lost city of Atlantis. In this spin-off, it is well and truly found. The ruins contain a secret base that a new team of explorers travel to in the distant Pegasus Galaxy, where they encounter a new enemy – The Wraith.

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