Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer TV billboards around L.A. in July 2013...

First off, let me start by saying I love watching TV. The ways television series can transport, engage, intrigue and move you on a weekly basis is pretty amazing at times. With the advent of on demand streaming and whole seasons released in an instant, it will be interesting to see how excited audiences will get in the future when their favourite shows come to an end. Times are certainly a-changin in the world of TV. That being said, here's a round-up of the new and returning television show billboards that L.A.'s skies had to offer in July.

TV billboards
Giant Breaking Bad series finale billboard
AMC's critically-acclaimed and adored meth-making drama series, Breaking Bad, is coming to a close with a final set of episodes this Fall, and 'Walt White' certainly wants you to remember his name when he's gone (just check out this giant-sized billboard along the Sunset Strip for a start), so expect a tantalising series finale.

Plus if you're a fan of the show, be sure to check out this other Breaking Bad final season teaser billboard, because all good things do come to an end.
Giant Hell on Wheels season 3 billboard
In the meantime AMC's Western drama Hell on Wheels returns for a third season with this arresting, super-sized billboard, and it looks like there's an 'Outlaw in charge' in post-Civil War America.
Marvels Agents of SHIELD billboard
One of my most anticipated shows of the new season is definitely Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which spins directly out of Marvel's cinematic universe in a new ABC weekly series focusing on spies and superhuman security threats. This S.H.I.E.L.D. logo teaser certainly piqued my interest this month and got me excited for Marvel Comics expansion into the realm of network television.
Blacklist series premiere billboard
Speaking of new shows, NBC is pinning its hopes on The Blacklist, which stars James Spader as a master criminal giving up terrorists, corrupt politicians and mobsters to the FBI for his own mysterious reasons.
Giant Duck Dynasty season 4 teaser billboard
A&E's phenomenally successful reality show, Duck Dynasty, returns for a fourth season after contract negotiations (this millionaire duck call business family aren't dumb when it comes to money) and received this giant teaser billboard along L.A.'s Sunset Strip.

Plus if you're a fan of the show, be sure to also check out this funny camouflage Release the Quackin' teaser billboard.
Project Runway season 12 billboard
Quite possibly my favourite 'guilty pleasure', the reality fashion design competition show Project Runway returned this month in the form of a saucy twelfth season billboard.

Apparently this billboard creative was supposedly 'banned' in L.A. according to major news sources, but the ad creative is still there with its nude models at the foot of Heidi Klum's throne in the skies above Sunset Plaza.

I simply adore this show and love how they've incorporated more Tim Gunn into the series this season. If you're a fan, be sure to also check out these previous season Project Runway billboards.
R&B Divas LA series premiere billboard
Speaking of reality TV, here's a new spin-off show called R&B Divas: Los Angeles which follows the personal lives and careers of six R&B singers, Lil Mo, Chanté Moore, Kelly Price, Claudette Ortiz, Dawn Robinson and Michel'le, in the City of Angels.
Drunk History season 1 billboard
One of the funniest ads this month had to be this special extension billboard for Drunk History on Comedy Central, which debuted just before July 4th. The billboard featured this President Richard Nixon parody, with him holding bottles of liquor in his hands in his infamous victory salute.
NTSF:SD:SUV:: season 3 billboard
More funny business this month sees the return of two Adult Swim live-action comedies back-to-back, the third season of crime procedural parody NTSF:SD:SUV:: and the fifth season of mock medical drama Childrens Hospital.
Childrens Hospital season 5 billboard
Another series coming to an end this month with a finale special, was the HBO mockumentary starring everyone's favourite ewok and leprechaun, Warwick Davis, Life's Too Short.
Lifes Too Short series finale billboard
And a new prison-based comedy drama debuted all its episodes this month from NetFlix, the cleverly titled Orange is the new Black, which follows a 30-something Brooklyn woman whose drug-running past catching up with her.
Orange is the new Black billboard
Meanwhile over on The CW the old improvisational comedy show Whose Line Is It Anyway? is getting a revival with a new host, Aisha Tyler, and some familiar performers like Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie.
Whose line is it anyway billboard
Plus the campaign for the new king of the late night shows, to replace the likes of Larry King and Jay Leno, continues with this stylish billboard for Jimmy Kimmel Live! (although you can't help but think his task would be easier if his competitor wasn't similarly named 'Jimmy' Fallon).
Jimmy Kimmel Live TV billboard
If you like these billboards, be sure to also check out this month's movie billboard round-up and refreshing drinks and food billboards around L.A. in July 2013.

Stay tuned, I'll be back shortly with a final dose of fashion and lifestyle ad creatives lining the Los Angeles skyline of late...

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