Saturday, August 30, 2014

New TV show billboards lining L.A.'s skyline in August 2014...

Aside from all the movie, fashion and lifestyle billboards filling the skies of L.A. in August, there have been more than a few television show billboards vying for your attention this month, just before we get into the real craziness of the new Fall TV season.

TV billboards
Giant Sean Bean Legends billboard
TNT really amped up its Summer offering this year with new shows like The Last Ship and returning favourites like Falling Skies, but one of its high-profile new series starred Sean Bean in Legends, based on the Robert Littell spy novels.

Be sure to check out all the outdoor ad support they gave the show, including this other giant Legends series premiere billboard on the eastbound side of the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood.
Giant The Kilt Drops Outlander teaser billboard
Giant Outlander series premiere billboard
Another show which debuted to much fanfare was Starz new series Outlander, adapted from Diana Gabaldon's best-selling book series. Apparently it broke records for online viewing of the premiere episode before it had aired and was also supported by some major marketing, including this fun 'The Kilt Drops' teaser ad campaign and more billboards for Outlander.
Giant Hot in Cleveland 100th episode billboard
As well as new viewing options, there were also established favourites like Hot in Cleveland marking 100 episodes of the sitcom with national treasure Betty White gracing the city skyline. Now in its fifth season, it's already renewed for a sixth on TV Land.
Orange is the New Black Emmy 2014 billboard
This month it was TV's version of the Oscars with everyone wondering who would win big at the 66th Primetime Emmys.
House of Cards Drama Emmy 2014 billboard
Whilst relative newcomer Netflix spent even more on Emmy Consideration outdoor ads to convince voters their shows should win, they were mostly snubbed on the night in favour of shows like Breaking Bad and Sherlock.
Seth Meyers Emmys 2014 billboard
Seth Meyers was on hosting duties for the awards ceremony and he wasn't bad, but compared to the gravitas of the Academy Awards and the intimacy of the Golden Globes, it felt a little flat.
Giant Boardwalk Empire final season 5 billboard
Breaking Bad must have been happy to win so many awards now that it's off the air and no longer eligible for Emmy awards and there are a few more fan favourites coming to an end this season, like period gangster show Boardwalk Empire returning for a fifth and final season.
Sons of Anarchy final season 7 billboard
Meanwhile another TV series coming to an end with its seventh season is FX's biker drama and this month I really loved the dramatic billboards for Sons of Anarchy final season.
The Killing season 4 billboard
After much going and froing, cancellations and network moves, The Killing is also coming to a close with a fourth and final season for the murder drama.
The Flash CW series premiere billboard
Whilst some series were ending, more fresh new offerings are on the way, like The CW's Arrow spin-off, The Flash, featuring DC Comics superhero speedster.
Intruders series premiere billboard
Plus BBC America was bringing the spooky to the skies for its new supernatural drama, Intruders, based on the 2007 book by Michael Marshall Smith, about immortals who jump from body to body to live forever.
The League season 6 unicorn billboard
Meanwhile in the world of a different kind of fantasy, fantasy football that is, The League was back for a sixth comedic season with this fun unicorn ad creative which really caught my eye.
Mysteries of Laura series premiere billboard
Speaking of comedy and Debra Messing from one of my favourite all-time sitcoms, Will & Grace, is back on TV screens this Fall in her new cop series, The Mysteries of Laura. She joins her former co-star, Eric McCormack, who is also crime-solving these days in the TNT show Perception.
Madam Secretary series premiere billboard
In another new political drama this season, Tea Leoni stars as Madam Secretary, no doubt inspired by the likes of Hillary Clinton as the U.S. Secretary of State.
Project Runway season 13 billboard
From serious things like homicides and international politics, to one of my guilty pleasures, as Project Runway returns for a thirteenth season. I do adore Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, but the reality fashion design competition is started to show signs of wear and tear with its D-List sponsors this year.
Wahlburgers season 2 billboard
In other reality news and the Wahlberg family are back for a sophomore season of Wahlburgers,  dressed in Boston Celtics green.
4th and Loud series premiere billboard
With sports in mind, those rockers from KISS have their own L.A. American Football arena team these days and this month their new reality series debuted on AMC in 4th and Loud.
Epic Ink series premiere billboard
Meanwhile on A&E a new reality series where tattoo artistry and science fiction geekdom was arriving for its first season.
Seven Deadly Sins series premiere billboard
Plus on Showtime the devilish Morgan Spurlock was investigating a modern take on the 7 Deadly Sins in a new documentary series.
Black Jesus series premiere billboard
This past month I was surprised that Adult Swim didn't get more negative feedback for its live-action Black Jesus comedy series, as it was certainly courting controversy with religious folks with this concept.
The Awesomes season 2 Hulu billboard
Speaking of comedy and over on Hulu, The Awesomes were back for a second season with this fun, bright ad creative, trying hard but not always succeeding at being superheroes.
The Meltdown stand up Hangout billboard
Comedy Central's The Meltdown was flipping stand-up on its head to attract passersby this month.
Ellen season 12 Have a little fun today billboard
And funny lady Ellen Degeneres was back for a twelfth season of dancing in the aisles and celebrity interviews on her daytime talk-show. Her 'have a little fun today' tagline is certainly a slogan to live by.

If you liked this outdoor advertising round-up, be sure to also check out these cool movie billboards, stylish fashion billboards and this eclectic mix of lifestyle billboards also gracing the city skyline this month.

Get ready for an even bigger month for TV in September...

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