Saturday, November 26, 2016

Eye-catching TV and awards season billboards around L.A. in November 2016...

This month the skies of L.A. have continued to be filled with billboards for new shows, returning favourites and a variety of awards season ads hoping to garner support for industry accolades like the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Critics' Choice Awards. Here's a selection of the super-sized and standard billboards trying to turn heads this November 2016 in the City of Angels.

TV billboards
Giant Westworld season 1 billboard
First up is another giant-sized billboard for HBO's captivating sci-fi A.I. Western drama, Westworld. If you like this eye-catching iris ad creative, be sure to also check out all the Vitruvian Woman billboards for Westworld which marked the show's launch.
Giant Good Behavior series premiere billboard
Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery was also receiving the super-sized treatment with this billboard on the side of the Sunset Strip's Andaz Hotel for her new TNT crime drama, Good Behavior.
Mars series premiere billboard
The National Geographic Channel's mission to Mars was also getting some massive support this month on the side of the Sofitel Hotel along Beverly Boulevard.
Giant Paranormal Action Squad series premiere billboard
YouTube Red continues to pump out original content, this time the animated series Paranormal Action Squad was receiving some huge promotion along the heavily trafficked Sunset Strip.
Giant Americas Next Top Model season 23 billboard
And after teasing us for months with these America's Next Top Model billboards, the rebooted show is finally ready for its twenty-third season with new celebrity host Rita Ora.
Hairspray Live billboard
Meanwhile as the holiday season approaches it's almost time for NBC's annual live musical TV events, with this year's offering being Hairspray Live! There's never been a better time for an uplifting tale about racial integration and tolerance.
Grand Tour series premiere billboard
Amazon Prime was also gearing up to debut its new motoring show, The Grand Tour, with the three presenter friends from BBC's Top Gear at the wheel.
Traffickers series premiere billboard
Over in Hollywood this striking heart organ wall mural ad really stood out for Fusion's new investigate journalism series The Traffickers, about global black markets dealing in organs, people, endangered species, fake drugs and more.
Affair season 3 billboard
Over on Showtime the relationship drama The Affair was back for a third season told from many different perspectives.
Vikings season 4 part 2 billboard
Plus I also spied additional ad creatives for the second half of History's Vikings fourth season.
Royals season 3 billboard
From Viking kings to the British monarchy, and E!'s soapy drama The Royals with Elizabeth Hurley was back in the skies promoting its third season.
Search Party Curious Case Lost Soul billboard
For its new dark comedy, Search Party, TBS was channeling the teen sleuth 'Nancy Drew' with a few contemporary updates, like a smartphone instead of a flashlight.
Incorporated series premiere billboard
And Syfy was imagining a future where global companies and mega-corporations ruled with these Incorporated series launch billboards.
Gilmore Girls Netflix series billboard
This month Netflix brought its Gilmore Girls revival to the small screen just in time to be binge-watched over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Lip Sync Battle season 3 billboards
Lip Sync Battle season 3 billboard
And Lip Sync Battle was back for a third season of celebrity faux sing-offs with these billboards at Sunset & Vine.
Wahlburgers season 7 billboard
Reality TV show Wahlburgers following Mark Wahlberg's family antics was also back for a seventh season this month.
Cold TV series billboard
Meanwhile Go90 was another new streaming service offering originals series, like this Cold outdoor ad for the show about a teenager investigating brutal crimes, which reminds me a bit of this Outsiders TV billboard.
Mr Student Body President billboard
Whilst Go90's Mr. Student Body President is a dark comedy about a boy who will let nothing stand in the way of his political aspirations.
Daily Show Trevor Noah Series finale of America billboard
And speaking of presidents, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah summed up this election season with this 'series finale of America' ad creative. Who knew that the reality would be a bigger joke than all these satirical news shows.
Stephen Colbert Live Election Night billboard
Plus Stephen Colbert was on hand to handle the live election result, which turned from comedy into tragedy as America dug itself into a hellish situation.
Crown series premiere billboard
From democracy to the British Monarchy, and Netflix's new drama, The Crown, about the ascension to the throne and reign of Queen Elizabeth II is a royal delight (and I for one can't wait for the second season of the illuminating series).
Tracey Ullman's Show series premiere billboard
And speaking of crown's and Tracey Ullman was back with a new BBC comedy sketch show on HBO full of great characters.
Billy on the Street season 5 billboard
Billy Eichner was back for a fifth season of Billy on the Street, accompanied by famous celebrities as he interviews people on the streets of New York City.
Dana Carvey Straight White Male 60 billboard
In the world of stand-up comedy Wayne's World's Dana Carvey was back in a new Netflix special, although Straight White Male, 60, sounds like the voting demographic that elected Trump, which is no joke.
Pete Holmes Faces Sounds HBO comedy special billboard
Plus over on HBO Pete Holmes was showing off his many Faces and Sounds in his new comedy special.
All Def comedy HBO billboard
Plus comedian Russell Simmons was bringing back an All Def Comedy urban stand-up special to HBO this November.
Simpsons 600 marathon billboard
This Thanksgiving The Simpsons were also bringing the laughs with a TV marathon event on FXX, celebrating the animated series 600 plus episode run.
Animal Kingdom season 1 consideration billboard
Meanwhile TNT's Animal Kingdom TV remake was the first billboard I spied this month proactively campaigning for TV industry votes and recognition.
Better Call Saul season 2 awards consideration billboard
AMC's Breaking Bad spin-off prequel series, Better Call Saul, was also getting some out-of-home support for its sophomore season.
Night Manager For your consideration billboard
Plus AMC was also supporting its Emmy-winning mini-series The Night Manager with this 'For your consideration' ad creative. If you're a fan of the thrilling crime drama, make sure you also enjoy these Emmy award campaign billboards for The Night Manager.
Chance season 1 consideration billboard
In addition, Hugh Laurie was also in the spotlight as part of Hulu's FYC awards campaign for his new drama Chance.
The Path season 1 consideration billboard
And the streaming service's cult drama, The Path, was also in the skies along the Sunset Strip with this ad creative.
Berlin Station season 1 FYC billboard
Epix also entered the scripted drama arena this year with spy thriller Berlin Station (along with political comedy Graves) and is obviously hoping for some recognition.
Mr Robot season 2 consideration billboard
Last Summer's critical darling, Mr. Robot, took home Golden Globes and Emmys for its first season, so can it repeat its awards success for its sophomore season?
Outlander season 2 Golden Globes FYC billboard
And finally, can this giant-sized ad creative for Starz popular Outlander adaptation series help the time-traveling drama take home some awards this season. Fans of the series can also enjoy all these original costumes from Outlander's first two seasons on display.

These days it seems impossible to watch the sheer onslaught of comedy, drama or docu-series available on cable, network and streaming services. That's why billboards like these are so important to raise the profile of the shows and grab passersby attention for at least a few fleeting seconds.

You can compare these ad creatives to the TV show billboards filling November 2015's skies, plus come back soon for more roundups of this month's movie, music and fashion billboards trying to attract an audience.

Watch this space...

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