Saturday, June 28, 2014

TV billboards dominate the skies of L.A. in June 2014...

If you think there was a plethora of fashion, drinks and lifestyle billboards filling the skies of L.A. in June you were right, but not as many as TV billboards, as it's been another huge month for fans of the small screen, mainly because of all the studios and networks trying to garner Emmy voter nominations.

TV billboards
Broad City two Jews Emmy 2014 billboard
Comedy Central had a fun Emmy campaign for both its Key & Peele sketch show and its freshman comedy Broad City, unafraid to poke fun at themselves and the entertainment industry.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Emmy 2014 billboard
Meanwhile rookie cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine had this 'awesome' offering to try and grab attention and maybe give Andy Samberg something to add to the Golden Globe he picked up earlier this year for the show.
Breaking Bad final episodes Emmy 2014 billboard
And Breaking Bad may be over, but that doesn't mean there's not one more chance for 'Walter White' to win big at award season for the final episodes of the critically-acclaimed drama.
House of Cards Emmy Consideration 2014 billboard
Plus I'm currently watching the second season of House of Cards and it would be a travesty if this clever drama didn't win several awards for acting and writing, because Robin Wright clearly deserved that Golden Globe for her scheming portrayal of 'Claire Underwood'. Both her and Kevin Spacey are amazing to watch in action.
Walking Dead Glenn Maggie Emmy 2014 billboard
Another favourite show of mine, maybe my number one series, truly deserves some accolades this year for another spectacular season. The Walking Dead is much more than just zombies and gore, it's about very human drama and it's riveting. After every episode I'm left wanting more, which is always a great sign of a good show.

If you're a fan like me, be sure to also check out more of this Something Human Emmy billboard campaign for The Walking Dead's fourth season.
Rick Hoffman Suits 2014 Emmy Consideration billboard
USA Network's Suits wanted to get in on the Emmy action too this month with this devilish billboard for one of its stars, Rick Hoffman.
Resurrection Emmy 2014 billboard
Plus ABC Studios was supporting its back form the dead drama, Resurrection's debut season.

If you like this selection, be sure to also check out these other Emmy 2014 Consideration billboards for many more TV shows, plus HBO's cohesive Emmy Consideration ad campaign and Mad Men's 60's style faux product Emmy billboards which live up to the series advertising agency setting.
The Leftovers giant series premiere billboard Sunset Strip
In addition to all the Emmy-themed billboards, there were plenty of outdoor ads for this Summer's new and returning shows, like this super-sized creative for HBO's new drama, The Leftovers, which takes place in a world where 2% of Earth's population have been raptured away by some unknown force.
Dominion series premiere billboard
Speaking of divine forces and 2010's Legion movie gets a Syfy channel spin-off this Summer called Dominion, which picks up the action of the apocalyptic angel versus human war 25 years later. I think this series premiere billboard design inspired by a Guido Reni painting of the Archangel Michael is a great juxtaposition of classic and contemporary, with the sword-wielding archangel facing off against a gun-toting human.
The Strain series launch billboard
One of the best TV billboards this month though, has to be this cringe-worthy ad creative for Guillermo del Toro's vampire book trilogy adaptation, The Strain. If a worm parasite forcing its way out of an eyeball doesn't make you feel a bit squeamish, then you're probably dead inside.
Crossbones series premiere billboard
Meanwhile on the high seas John Malkovich was starring as the notorious Pirate Captain 'Blackbeard' in NBC's Crossbones, although methinks they were beaten to the punch by Starz Black Sails series earlier this year.
Last Ship giant series premiere billboard
Another nautical themed new series in the skies this month was The Last Ship, starring former Grey's Anatomy star Eric Dane as a Navy Commander in the wake of a global pandemic which has wiped out 80% of the world's population.
Giant Falling Skies season 4 billboard
Speaking of dire situations, TNT's post-alien invasion series Falling Skies was back for a fourth season this Summer with all new threats for the human survivors and had this giant-sized billboard to herald its return.
Extant series premiere billboard
Meanwhile following the success of its Summer sci-fi series Under The Dome last year, CBS is trying its luck with another science fiction drama this season starring Halle Berry as an astronaut returning from a solo mission in space mysteriously pregnant in Extant.
Giant True Blood final season 7 billboard
From aliens to the supernatural and True Blood is back for its seventh and bloody final season with this giant Sunset Strip billboard. I can't wait to see who lives, who dies and who sleeps with who this season.
Teen Wolf season 4 billboard
From vampires to werewolves and Teen Wolf is back for a fourth season on MTV after a status quo major death shake up at the end of season three.
Witches of East End Darkness is rising season 2 billboard
And if bloodsuckers and shapeshifters weren't enough, Lifetime has a spellbinding sophomore season of the Witches of East End to entertain audiences this Summer, where dark forces are rising.
Ray Donovan season 2 billboard
Speaking of dark forces, and Showtime's 'fixer' to the stars and high-profile clients of Los Angeles is back for a second season in Ray Donovan.
Major Crimes season 3 billboard
Plus the Major Crimes unit led by Mary McDonnell's 'Captain Raydor' is back for a third season of LAPD investigations
Murder in the First series premiere billboard
And another crime drama joining the ranks of a legion of other procedural cop shows is TNT's Murder in the First, which stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson (who was great in Starz Boss series).
Orange is the New Black season 2 billboard
From solving crimes to doing time, and Netflix breakout women's prison dramedy Orange is the New Black is back for a second season.
Tyrant series premiere billboard
FX is taking a risk this Summer with its new Middle Eastern drama Tyrant, but at least it has one of the best visuals of the season to help kickstart the show.
The Bridge season 2 billboard
Plus The Bridge is back for a follow-up season of more crime-solving across two borders with this illustrated ad creative.
Masters of Sex season 2 billboard
Another show back for a second year is Showtime's 60's based drama Masters of Sex, which has fun with this paper bag ad creative, which evokes how adult book stores used to conceal your dirty magazine and film purchases.
Marriage Bootcamp Reality Stars season 2 billboard
From sexual relations, to marital ones, and returning for a sophomore season (but formerly known as Marriage Bootcamp: Bridezillas) is Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars with this fun creative which has a fake celebrity divorce prevention theme.
CeeLo Green's Good Life series premiere billboard
The reality shows keep coming with CeeLo Green's new series, The Good Life, which features the singer's childhood friends and fellow Goodie Mob rap collective members and sounds like an episode of HBO's Entourage drama series.
Big Smo series premiere billboard
All the networks are trying to find the new Kardashians or Duck Dynasty reality show replacement, so A&E's latest effort seems a bit desperate with Big Smo, about a country hip-hop artist, which sounds as appealing as watching paint dry.
Superjail season 4 billboard
Over on Adult Swim and Superjail! returns for a fourth animated season and doesn't disappoint with another chaotic, psychedelic season promo billboard filled with colourful, crazy characters and situations.
Giant Jennifer Falls series premiere billboard
And finally here's the two giant billboards that graced the opposite sides of this Sunset Strip building in June. First up on the westbound side was this super-sized creative for TV Land's new sitcom Jennifer Falls starring Jaime Pressly in the titular role.
Giant Rising Star series premiere billboard
On the flip-eastbound side was this super-sized creative for ABC's Rising Star, which is an interactive singing competition where the audience at home decides who succeeds, live (or that was the plan anyway, although it's proving to be trickier than it seems with different east and west coast time zones).

So as the evidence suggests, the skies of L.A. have been bursting with television show billboards throughout June, so it will be interesting to see if this trend continues into July.

Enjoy this collection of ad creatives and come back soon for this month's round-up of movie and music billboards for your visual delight.

Stay tuned...

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