Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fantastic TV show billboards around L.A. in June 2013...

The sun may be shining and everyone may be outdoors enjoying summertime, but there's plenty of great new shows and returning TV favourites to enjoy on the box at the moment. Here's a collection of the coolest television billboards around the streets of Los Angeles in June 2013.

TV billboards
Giant Devious Maids billboard
Lifetime have spent a fortune in recent months promoting their new show Devious Maids, which is by the creator of Desperate Housewives. This eye-catching beauty is just one of the giant creatives in a really fun ad campaign for Devious Maids, be sure to check out all the sex, scandal and murder yourself.
Giant True Blood season 6 billboard
As well as debut series, there's old favourites returning this summer, including True Blood for its sixth supernatural season and the first without its creator Alan Ball at the helm. The previous season promotional posters have always gone for more overtly sexual themes, whilst this red creative has a real psycho, horror vibe to it which I think mixes things up.
Dexter season 8 billboard
Meanwhile Michael C. Hall returns for an eighth and final season as the 'good' serial killer Dexter and I love this cool creative which has so many implications. Is our anti-hero being suffocated, does he have a plastic sheet over him because he's dead, or just to protect himself from all that blood splatter when he's murdering someone? It's very arresting and intriguing and I'd expect nothing less from a Dexter TV billboard.
Breaking Bad final episodes billboard
Another show coming to an end is the critically-adored Breaking Bad, which is back soon for the final episodes of its fifth season of meth making mayhem (although I think some people may refer to this as their sixth swan song season).
Magic City Season 2 billboard
The sophomore season of Magic City has a wonderful retro feel to it (which is lucky as it's a gangster show set in 1950's Miami), and certainly a nod (intentional or not) to another period TV series, Mad Men.
Copper season 2 billboard
And speaking of time periods, BBC America's Copper is back patrolling the rough and ready streets of 1865 New York for a second season.
Newsroom Season 2 billboard
One of my favourite new shows of last year, The Newsroom (we devoured them all at once via HBO on demand), returns for a second season with this atmospheric and thought-provoking mono billboard. Can't wait.
House of Cards Emmy 2013 billboard
Plus this month and last saw a real glut of ad campaigns from cable channels and networks for their Emmy hopefuls, including this cool cast billboard for Netflix original series House of Cards. Be sure to check out all these other Emmy Award consideration billboards from around L.A., including ads for The Walking Dead, Homeland, Vikings and many more.
Under The Dome billboard
Under The Dome is the latest adaptation of Stephen King's work and should provide some sci-fi thrills this summer on CBS as it follows a small American town that gets trapped beneath a mysterious impenetrable shield.
Ray Donovan billboard
Liev Schreiber returns to the small screen as an L.A. fixer to the rich, famous and morally questionable in Showtime's new drama.
The Bridge series premiere billboards
Another fantastic set of billboards on opposite sides of the Sunset Strip which caught my eye this month for a new show was for the U.S. remake of The Bridge. This crime thriller is set on the Texas/Mexico border, where two different police jurisdictions have to cooperate to solve a killing spree on both sides of the border.

Be sure to check out these billboards for The Bridge series premiere in closer detail and more creatives at my fab Daily Billboard blog.
Hot in Cleveland live season 5 billboard
Most shows in their later seasons seem to like to do a live show to keep things fresh and liven things up.  This time is was the turn of sitcom veteran Betty White and her Hot in Cleveland gal pals for their fifth season premiere.
Real Housewives New Jersey 5 billboard
From live sitcoms to 'live' reality TV, which feels more and more scripted and fake these days. Enter the fifth season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey on Bravo. The tagline 'Family is a force of nature' is quite appropriate for this waring clan coping with the devastation left behind by Hurricane Sandy.
King and Maxwell billboard
Probably one of the blandest television billboards this month was for TNT's new private investigator drama King & Maxwell. Usually when a new series can't muster more than a few headshots to support a show, that doesn't say much about a compelling premise (regardless of whether Rebecca Romjin played 'Mystique' in the X-Men movies and Ugly Betty's transgender character 'Alexis Meade').
Adult Swim Greatest event tv history billboard
And speaking of detective duos, over on Adult Swim we were treated to the mockumentary special The Greatest Event in Television History, which was a parody of 80's show Hart to Hart, starring Adam Scott and Amy Poehler.
Venture Bros season 5 billboard
Also The Venture Bros. returned for a fifth season of crazy animated misadventures with this rather retro mind-blowing ad creative.
Futurama final season 7 billboard
And it seems like a lot of series are coming to an end this year, as Futurama bows out with its seventh season (after having already been cancelled by Fox and resurrected on Comedy Central).

As you can see it's been a crowded sky this month with lots of interesting creatives to capture your imagination and hopefully new viewers.

Bye for now, and be sure to stay tuned in the days to come for a round-up of the fashion and lifestyle billboards spotted around L.A. in June...

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