Thursday, April 28, 2016

Eye-catching TV billboards turning heads in the skies of L.A. in April 2016...

Along with all the fashion and lifestyle billboards gracing L.A.'s skyline this April, the skies were also teeming with new and returning television show billboards. Here's a cool collection of outdoor ads turning my head and making me smile this past month.

TV billboards
Giant Veep season 5 Maybe billboard
First up is this hilarious giant season four 'Maybe!' billboard for Veep which parodies President Obama's 2008 'Hope' election campaign, it's perfect for the political satire, especially with all the presidential primaries currently going on around the country.
Inside Amy Schumer Overexposed season 4 billboard
Another fun super-sized billboard was for the fourth season of Amy Schumer's Comedy Central sketch show. The 'overexposed' x-ray red carpet ad creative cleverly pokes fun at the comedian's growing fame celebrity.
Giant Detour series premiere billboard
Another standout along the Sunset Strip this month was this giant billboard for the new TBS vacation comedy, The Detour. The flipped facial features creative is a bit unsettling and certainly makes you look twice as you pass by.
Prank Academy YouTube Red series billboard
YouTube Red had another giant-sized billboard this month along the Sunset Strip, this one for their new hidden camera series, Prank Academy.
Giant Game of Thrones season 6 billboard
Meanwhile HBO's fantasy epic Game of Thrones was towering over West Hollywood's skies with this imposing 'Hall of Faces' creative.
Penny Dreadful season 3 billboard
Another impressive ad creative this month was this 'body skull' visual for the third season of Showtime's Victorian-era fantasy horror, Penny Dreadful.
Hunters series premiere billboard
Plus another fantastical show making its debut in the skies was Syfy's Hunters, with the new sci-fi series also using weird back imagery to convey the premise of its alien terrorist drama.
Containment TV miniseries billboard
The CW's viral outbreak drama Containment had this cool special installation billboard topped with barbed wire to get its quarantine message across.
Catastrophe season 2 billboard
Speaking of disasters and Amazon's comedy Catastrophe was back for a second season, with the central couple now trying to survive marriage with kids.
Silicon Valley season 3 billboard
Silicon Valley was back for a third season of the HBO satirical tech comedy and it looks like there was a new boss in the boardroom.
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt season 2 billboard
Netflix's quirky comedy Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was back for a sophomore season and it also had a fun ad campaign using Kimmy's unique misunderstanding of modern abbreviations, so be sure to click through to my Daily Billboard blog and check them out.
Dice series premiere billboard
Meanwhile comedian Andrew "Dice" Clay was trying to make a comeback with a semiautobiographical series set in Las Vegas on Showtime.
House of Lies season 5 billboard
House of Lies was back for a fifth season of business wheeler-dealing and the first U.S. show to film in Cuba since diplomatic channels were restored.
Turn Washington's Spies season 3 billboard
U.S. Revolutionary War drama, Turn: Washington's Spies, was back for a third season with this timely 'America divided' ad creative.
Bosch season 2 billboard
And living in L.A. I love this nighttime ad creative featuring a view of Downtown's skyline for the second season of the adaptation of Michael Connelly's 'Harry Bosch' books. The show's pretty cool too.
Strong series premiere billboard
Sporty competition shows seem to be all the rage at the moment. NBC debuted Strong this month where male personal trainers and their female clients compete to win a $500,000 prize.
John Cena American Grit series premiere billboard
Whilst over on Fox, pro wrestling star John Cena debuted his military-style competition series, American Grit.
Alone season 2 billboard
From competition in the great outdoors to being totally stranded and isolated in the wilderness, and History's Alone reality series was back for a second season with this clever map icon billboard.
Daredevil season 2 billboard
Speaking of sophomore seasons, and Netflix's Daredevil series was back to take a beating from the likes of Marvel's anti-heroes, the gun-toting 'Punisher' and deadly assassin 'Elektra'.
Giant Outlander season 2 billboard
Also back for a second season and sporting several giant billboards around town was Starz time-traveling series, Outlander.

If you like this ad creative be sure to also check out these ornate painting surround billboards for Outlander's season two.
Game of Silence series premiere billboard
NBC was channeling those old 80s and 90s movies about people with a secret past when they were kids in its billboards for the new thriller Game of Silence.
Night Manager miniseries billboard
And AMC's mini-series adaptation of John Le Carré's story, The Night Manager, had this cool gun-shaped collage ad creative (not that I'm a lover of guns, but it helps to covey the arms dealer premise of the thriller).
Girlfriend Experience series premiere billboard
Steven Soderbergh's 2009 indie film, The Girlfriend Experience, about the life of high class escorts, was getting adapted for the small screen on Starz.
You Me Her series premiere billboard
Meanwhile You Me Her was a new polyromantic comedy series, using a photo booth strip design to get across its three-way relationship premise.
The Ranch series premiere billboard
Netflix was using some cool special extension cut-out billboards to help its new comedy with Ashton Kutcher stand out in the crowded city skyline, and if you like these, be sure to check out this super-sized launch billboard for The Ranch along the Sunset Strip too.
Mindy Project season 4 continues billboard
The Mindy Project was flying high to advertise more episodes of its fourth season on its new home Hulu.
Time Traveling Bong Comedy Central billboard
And Broad City's Ilana Glazer was getting high with Paul W. Downs in Comedy Central's TV event, Time Traveling Bong.
Foursome YouTube Red series premiere billboard
YouTube Red was also debuting another original scripted show for its new paid subscription service, Foursome, about four high school friends.
Wahlberg Wednesdays TV billboard
A&E's reality shows starring the Wahlberg family were back for episodes of Wahlburgers and the third season of Donnie Loves Jennie, and sharing a billboard above Sunset Plaza.
Lip Sync Battle season 2 billboard
Plus Spike's fun Lip Sync Battle hosted by LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen was getting some extra promotion above Sunset & Vine for its ongoing sophomore season.
Lip Sync Battle season 2 billboard
Does anyone watch the show though, or just the viral videos it creates with its celebrity lip sync face-offs?
Mr Pickles season 2 billboard
Adult Swim was supporting the second season of its graphic animated comedy, Mr. Pickles, with this bloody canine creative.
Curious George Hulu billboard
And the streaming service Hulu was trying to make its subscription fee more family-friendly by adding all nine seasons of the Curious George cartoon series.
Patton Oswalt Talking for Clapping netflix billboard
Netflix was promoting comedian Patton Oswalt's comedy special, Talking for clapping, and this was before the sad death of his wife, Michelle McNamara, in her sleep this month. My heart goes out to him and his family as I occasionally see him at my local comic book store.
Huangs World series Viceland billboard
Viceland was advertising its new celebrity chef series, Huang's World, about Eddie Huang's culinary adventures around the globe.
Ion TV Not average cup of joe billboard
Plus Ion TV was showing off its line-up of programming with this cute coffee cup ad creative this month.

As you can see there were so many TV billboards filling the sprawling skyline. Maybe I'm just more attuned to them these days, but it was certainly a busy month.

You can compare this selection of cool ad creatives to last year's TV billboards and make sure you stick around for a roundup of this April's movie and music billboards.

Stay tuned...

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