Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cool TV show billboards filling L.A.'s skies in October 2014...

September may have seen an onslaught of new and returning TV show billboards in L.A.'s sprawling skyline, but that doesn't mean there still weren't more billboards popping up this past month. This Fall season it seems rookie shows are surviving longer than previous years, maybe due to DVR ratings being taken into account or rumors of weak mid-season replacements, but some newbies are performing well and yet more more returning favourites are on the horizon too.

TV billboards
The Flash series premiere review billboard
One of the freshmen shows off to a racing start is The CW's Arrow spin-off show, The Flash. The scarlet speedster certainly seems to be a hit and it's nice that it has a lighter tone than some of the other debuting comic book shows, like Gotham, which is just so dark and dreary.

This new billboard followed its debut, but be sue to check out these other series premiere and teaser billboards for The Flash.
Constantine series premiere billboard
Another DC Comics character getting the small screen treatment is Constantine. If the name sounds familiar it's because the supernatural hero has already been adapted for the big screen in 2005 with Keanu Reeves in the titular role. This time Welsh actor Matt Ryan is the master demon hunter and occultist adapted from the Hellblazer comic book.
The Newsroom final episodes giant billboard
Jeff Daniels may be returning to the big screen in his Dumb and Dumber To sequel this November, but on the small screen his HBO journalism drama, The Newsroom is coming to an end with its final third season. It's a shame as I liked Aaron Sorkin's look at behind-the-scenes of a nightly news show with plot lines based on real-life events.
Elementary season 3 billboard
Alos returning for a third season is Elementary, with Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu as a modern day 'Sherlock Holmes' and 'Dr. Watson'.
Curse of Oak Island season 2 billboard
Back for a second season on the History channel is The Curse of Oak Island, which follows a brother team of modern day explorers searching for the legendary pirate treasure buried on the island off the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada.
Chelsea Handler Uganda Lion King parody billboard
One of the funniest things I saw in the skies of L.A. this month was this hilarious Lion King parody advert for Chelsea Handler's new stand-up special on Netflix, Uganda Be Kidding Me Live. So funny.
Dane Cook Troublemaker billboard
Another comedian with a billboard for a comedy special was Dane Cook for his Showtime event, Troublemaker. This is also one of the new billboard site's along the Sunset Strip above the old Key Club. Whilst it's interesting what they are visually trying to do, I can't help but think it detracts from the actual ads on display.
Giant Real Husbands of Hollywood season 3 billboard
Meanwhile ever since this giant wallscape has started featuring TV show ads it's been a much more interesting place, as the previous fashion ads didn't change for months on end. This super-sized billboard for the third season of the spoof reality series Real Husbands of Hollywood certainly grabbed your attention.
The Exes giant season 4 billboard
That creative was replaced by this fourth season creative for TV Land's sitcom, The Exes. Now that the sun is lower in the sky and with the time change imminent this ad site won't be getting the same sunlight it got all Summer long for much longer.
Jane The Virgin series premiere billboard
In addition to The Flash, The CW also has another hit on their hands this season in the form of Jane the Virgin, about a girl who has never had sex, who gets artificially inseminated during a routine pap smear test and decides to carry the baby for the donor parents.
Key & Peele season 4 special extension billboard
Also returning to the skies of L.A. this Fall for a fourth season of sketches are comedy duo Key & Peele, who are rumoured to have just signed a deal to star in their first movie together.
About a Boy season 2 billboard
Meanwhile it doesn't happen often, but NBC's TV remake of About a Boy is also back for a sophomore season.
The McCarthys series premiere billboard
Speaking of sitcoms and after the glut of new pitches this season, The McCarthys is debuting later than most and features a sports-loving Boston family with a gay son who is torn between moving away and staying close to his tight-knit family.
Black Dynamite season 2 billboard
In the world of animation, blaxpoitation spoof Black Dynamite is back to kick more butt in the second season of his Adult Swim show.
South Park season 18 special billboard
Plus South Park is back for amazing eighteenth season with this eye-catching billboard installation with all the familiar faces of the Comedy Central cartoon series.
The Affair series premiere billboard
Over on Showtime, The Affair is stirring things up with an adulterous drama set in the Hamptons told through flashbacks, which may prove for uncomfortable viewing with your significant other.
Kingdom series premiere billboard
Everyone is getting in on the act of originals series it seems and Direct TV's latest offering is Kingdom, a family drama set in the fighting world of Mixed Martial Arts, starring Frank Grillo and Nick Jonas.
Kingdom season 1 billboards
Meanwhile, whilst all the cable providers and streaming services are producing new television content, there are also new web series on the horizon too, like Model Turned Superstar, another modeling reality show competition.
Model Turned Superstar Bora Bora billboard
As you can see there's more than enough new and established TV shows vying for your viewing pleasure, but let's face it, there's just not enough time in the day to watch it all.

Only time will tell which rookie shows will make the cut and whether returning series can keep viewers long enough to guarantee subsequent seasons.

Be sure to stick around to see even more TV show ad creatives in the round-up next month and if you can't wait, head over to my Daily Billboard blog for all the very latest outdoor ads catching my magpie eye.

Stay tuned...

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