Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fresh new TV show billboards in the skies of L.A. in October 2016...

This month there were so many TV show billboard gracing L.A.'s skyline that I had to split them into two categories, returning favourite TV show billboards and new series making their debut in the city skies. Here's a collection of the rookie shows trying to turns heads and attract an audience this October 2016.

TV billboards
Giant Westworld series premiere billboard
First up is this eye-catching giant-sized 'Vitruvian Woman' logo ad creative for HBO's captivating A.I. Western drama, Westworld.
Giant Insecure series premiere billboard
Next is this super-sized pink billboard for Issa Rae's new HBO comedy from a black woman's perspective, Insecure.
Giant Divorce series premiere billboard
Another massive billboard turning heads this month towering over the Sunset Strip is for Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church's new comedy, Divorce, whose marriage looks like it's going off the rails in this ad creative.
Giant Jon Glaser Loves Gear sereis premiere billboard
TruTV's Jon Glaser Loves Gear was also making its series debut in a big way with this adventurous ad creative on the side of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel.
Rocky Horror Picture Show TV remake billboard
Where other channels are trying new things, this month Fox tried to remake The Rocky Horror Picture Show for the small screen with their Halloween TV event starring Laverne Cox. Some cult classics are better left alone I think.
Son of Zorn True X billboard
One Fox show which did show some originality this season was Son of Zorn, which merged animation and live-action to comic effect, and now you can watch it on demand too.
Pitch season 1 billboard
Another fox show which tried something different this Fall season was Pitch, a sports drama the first female pitcher in Major League baseball.
Easy series premiere Netflix billboard
With the new sex and romance anthology series, Easy, writer and director Joe Swanberg explored eight different relationship tales in Chicago.
Haters Back Off series premiere billboard
Plus the streaming service also brought YouTube sensation 'Miranda Sings' to the small screen with its new original series Haters Back Off, a comedy about a talentless, overconfident teenager desperate to be famous.
Berlin Station series premiere billboard
Meanwhile Epix is another channel who wanted to get in on the original scripted series movement, with its two new shows Berlin Station and Graves.

The first is a spy thriller starring The Hobbit's Richard Armitage as a CIA agent who arrives with a clandestine mission at the CIA foreign station in Berlin, Germany.
Graves series premiere billboard
The next stars Nick Nolte as an ex-President in the political comedy, Graves, in which the former POTUS realizes twenty years later that his policies weren't that great and that his First Lady wife has political ambitions of her own. Sound familiar this election season?
Shooter series launch billboard
Another patriotic Stars and Stripes ad creative filling the sky this month was for the delayed movie spin-off Shooter, starring Ryan Phillippe. The series was understandably postponed by the network due to all the ambush-like police sniper deaths earlier this Summer.
Falling Water series premiere billboard
Meanwhile the USA Network was also exploring the realm of shared dreams in its new sci-fi series Falling Water, and this ad creative with dripping water like a needle in an eye certainly captured attention.
Chance series premiere billboard
Speaking of eyes, and Hulu's new scripted drama Chance sees the return of Hugh Laurie to the doctor's chair, this time as a neuro-psychiatrist who gets involved with his split personality patient (played by Gretchen Mol).
Goliath series premiere billboard
Plus competitor streaming service Amazon was also debuting its new legal drama, Goliath, about Billy Bob Thornton's washed up lawyer who takes on his old giant law firm to redeem himself.
Good Girls Revolt series premiere billboard
Also on Amazon we were taking a step back in time to the 60s for new drama, Good Girls Revolt, about female newsroom researchers striving for equality in a male dominated world of journalism.
Mars series premiere billboard
From the past to the future, and the National Geographic Channel was taking a trip to Mars with its latest billboard.
Dirk Gently Holistic Detective Agency billboard
Another TV series getting a remake this season was Douglas Adams quirky characters from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency with this eye-catching red billboard.
Pure Genius series premiere billboard
CBS was trying to channel Apple co-founder Steve Jobs for its new medical tech drama Pure Genius this month.
Man with a Plan series premiere billboard
And it was also debuting more new sitcoms with familiar names, like former Friends star Matt LeBlanc for its new stay-at-home dad comedy, Man with a Plan.
Great Indoors series premiere billboard
Whilst Joel McHale was a renowned explorer reporter grounded to a desk job in the changing world of publishing and forced to manage a team of millennials for a website in The Great Indoors.
Hart of the City series premiere billboard
In the world of stand-up comedy, Kevin Hart was traveling around America in new series Hart of the City to discover fresh new stand-up talent.
Stan Against Evil series premiere billboard
In the new IFC comedy, Stan Against Evil, John C. McGinley's former sheriff must team with the New England town's new female sheriff to stave off a plague of demons haunting the town built on the site of a 17th century witch burning.
People of Earth series premiere billboard
And from demons to extraterrestrials, and TBS has a new comedy about an alien abductee support group called People of Earth, accompanied by this fun ad creative.
Dream Corp LLC While you slept anal-yzed dreams billboard
Further along the Sunset Strip, Adult Swim continues to be slightly off-center with this oddball billboard for new comedy Dream Corp LLC.
Broke YouTube Red series billboard
This month online content provider YouTube Red continued to promote its new original shows, like with this billboard for Broke, a comedy about there post-grads trying to make ends meet in a new city pursuing their dreams.
Rhett Links Buddy System YouTube Red billboards
Rhett Link Buddy System YouTube Red billboard
Plus the stars of top YouTube talk show Good Mythical Morning get their own fun billboards in Hollywood for their new scripted comedy and music series, Rhett & Link's Buddy System.

As you can see there's so much more TV to watch these days than ever before, good luck deciding what to watch (although maybe some of these billboards will help you decide).

Come back soon for this month's Halloween, drinks and other lifestyle-themed billboard roundup and in the meantime check out my Daily Billboard blog for all the latest ad creatives turning head in L.A.

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