Monday, January 30, 2017

New Year, New TV show billboards in L.A.'s skyline in January 2017...

This January the skies of L.A. have been jam-packed with returning fan-favourite TV shows, plus the arrival of new series trying to grab passersby attention and secure an audience. Here's a rounup of all the rookie show billboards, whether they be remakes of movies, TV spin-offs, comic book adaptations, or something entirely fresh and original.

TV billboards
Happy New Year Adult Swim billboard
To start though, here's a wonderfully bizarre New Year message from the folks at Adult Swim, who also seem to delight in bringing the quirkiest billboards to the city skyline.
Legion series premiere billboard
Another explosive, psychedelic ad creative turning heads this month is the launch key art for FX's new X-Men universe series, Legion, starring Dan Stevens as a mutant with multiple personalities and a myriad of superpowers.
Riverdale neon sign series premiere billboard
Another comic book adaptation coming to the small screen for his 75th anniversary is Archie in The CW teen mystery show, Riverdale. To help the freshman series stand out they had this fantastic neon sign billboard installation of the show's logo above the Whisky A Go-Go club along the Sunset Strip this month.
Good Fight series premiere billboard
One of my favourite dramas of the last few years, The Good Wife, is getting a TV spin-off this year, with Christine Baranski's 'Diane Lockhart' and Cush Jumbo's 'Lucca Quinn' will be joined by Game of Thrones and Downtown Abbey's Rose Leslie for new legal and personal battles.
Z Beginning of Everything series billboard
Meanwhile Christina Ricci stars as 'Zelda Fitzgerald' in Amazon's new 1920s period drama, Z: The Beginning of Everything, based on the novel by Therese Anne Fowler.
24 Legacy series premiere billboard
In the world of action television, the 24 franchise gets a revival spin-off with a new series 24: Legacy, with Corey Hawkins as the military hero trying to prevent a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
Taken TV remake launch billboard
Over on NBC the Taken movie trilogy gets a TV prequel this season with Clive Standen playing a younger version of 'Bryan Mills' (played by Liam Neeson in the films).
Training Day series premiere billboard
And CBS brings another movie remake to the small screen with a new version of 2001's Training Day, this time with Bill Paxton as the crooked LAPD detective and Justin Cornwell as the rookie undercover cop.
Six series premiere billboard
Also this month Barry Sloane stars in the History mini-series about a Navy SEAL Team Six mission to eliminate a Taliban leader in Afghanistan.
Sneaky Pete series premiere billboard
Amazon Studios continues to pump out more original content with Giovanni Ribisi in Sneaky Pete, a crime drama about a con man who assumes the identity of his prison cell mate in order to escape from a vicious gangster.
Imposters series premiere billboard
Bravo debuts another scripted drama this year with Imposters, a drama about a con woman who marries men and robs them off all their money, and their hearts.
Beyond season 1 billboard
This month I binge-watched all of Freeform's new sci-fi drama, Beyond, and it may be a bit formulaic but the story about a boy who wakes up from a twelve year coma with special abilities has a few surprises too.
Lemony Snicket Series of Unfortunate Events series billboard
Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events was already adapted for the big screen in 2004, but Netflix is giving the concept another chance with its new series starring Neil Patrick Harris as 'Count Olaf'.

If you're a fan, make sure you also check out all the other fun teaser billboards for the Netflix show from around the streets of L.A.
Giant Trollhunters series premiere billboard
Netflix was also giving some super-sized support to its new Guillermo del Toro created animated series Trollhunters this month along the Sunset Strip.
Jeff and Some Aliens series billboard
And speaking of new cartoons, Comedy Central had some more grown up fare in the form of Jeff & Some Aliens, spinning out of the animated sketch series TripTank.
Nirvanna The Band The Show Adrian Grenier billboard
Viceland was also bringing some new fun to the city skies with the Canadian mockumentary series Nirvana the Band the Show.
One Day at a Time TV remake billboard
One Day at a Time is another sitcom being dusted off the shelf and finding new life at Netflix, this time the comedy which ran from 1975 to 1984 revolves around a Cuban-American family led by Justine Machado's 'Penelope'.
Powerless series premiere billboard
Over on NBC, DC Comics is venturing into superhero sitcoms with the new workplace comedy, Powerless, starring Vanessa Hudgens working at an insurance company helping regular humans in a world of super-powered heroes and villains.
Crashing series premiere billboard
Whilst funny guy and podcaster Pete Holmes soon gets an all-new comedy series on HBO called Crashing, about a comedian whose wife walks out on him for another guy.
Animal Nation Anthony Anderson billboard
Anthony Anderson escapes his Black-ish family to host the new Animal Planet talk show, Animal Nation, which will apparently feature celebrities and their pets, cute animal videos and of course lots of animals.
Giant Jude Law Young Pope billboard
This month Jude Law was towering over the Sunset Strip as The Young Pope for the new HBO limited series.
Giant Big Little Lies limited series billboard
And he was subsequently replaced by Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley (or the tops of their heads at least) for their new limited series, Big Little Lies.
Giant Mind Field YouTube Red series billboard
Another giant-sized billboard turning heads along West Hollywood's Sunset Strip this January was this mind-bending ad creative for YouTube Red's original education series, Mind Field.

You can see from all these new shows there's just not enough time in the day to watch them all, so these billboards may be some help in choosing your next TV series wisely.

Come back next month for more snapshots of the billboards filling the streets and skies of L.A. and check out my Daily Billboard Blog every day for all the very latest ad creatives trying to catch your eye.

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

L.A.'s returning TV show and awards consideration billboards in January 2017...

In addition to all the movie, music, fashion, drinks and other lifestyle billboards filling L.A.'s January skies, there were also more than a few TV show billboards turning heads this month. Enough in fact to split between new shows, and these returning favourites and awards consideration outdoor ads.

TV billboards
Walking Dead midseason 7 billboard
First up is this very timely 'Rise Up' midseason billboard for The Walking Dead. 'Rick Grimes' and his plucky band of zombie apocalypse survivors are back for second half of the seventh season to make a stand against a brutal, egotistical dictator (sound familiar with current events in America?).
Major Crimes midseason 5 billboard
Next up TNT's Major Crimes unit is back for the second half episodes of their fifth season with this bold ad creative.
Being Mary Jane season 4 billboard
Gabrielle Union is back as a journalist for a fourth season of Being Mary Jane and this time around she's taking a bite out of the Big Apple.
Yes to Black BET 2017 billboard
Cable channel BET was also celebrating its blackness in this hostile political climate and defiantly showing off its shows with this 'Yes to Black' billboard this month above Sunset Plaza.
Shadowhunters season 2 billboard
In the world of sci-fi and fantasy, Freeform's TV adaptation of Cassandra Clare's The Mortal Instruments novels was back for a sophomore season, so if you're a fan of the series, make sure you check out all these Shadowhunters season two billboards filling the New Year skies.
Colony season 2 billboard
Also back for a second season is USA Network's post-alien invasion sci-fi resistance drama, Colony, which actually did something bizarre and very welcome, and actually flashed back to the arrival of the occupying extraterrestrials in the first returning episode.
Expanse season 2 billboard
Syfy's space opera drama The Expanse was also back in the city skyline with this spacesuit ad creative for its second season.
The Magicians season 2 billboard
And The Magicians, adapted from Lev Grossman's book of the same name, magically reappeared this month for their sophomore season with this fantastical creature ad creative.
Just Add Magic season 2 billboard
And speaking of magic, Amazon was bringing more good old family fun with this sophomore season billboard for Just add Magic.

The Path season 2 billboard
Hulu's original cult drama was also back in the skies for a second season, and if you're a fan of the show, be sure to also check out these season two billboards for The Path with its other stars aside from Aaron Paul, Michelle Monaghan and Hugh Dancy.
Outsiders season 2 billboard
Plus WGN America was bringing mountains of trouble to January's skies for its returning drama Outsiders, back for a second season of confrontation in the rugged hills of Appalachia.
Schitt's Creek season 3 billboard
In the world of comedy, Pop's Canadian sitcom Schitt's Creek was back for a third season of riches to rags.
Baskets season 2 billboard
Plus Zach Galifianakis was back as the downtrodden 'Chip Baskets' with these French clown inspired ad creatives for the dark comedy's second season.
TGIT 2017 New Year billboard
ABC Studios was promoting the return of its popular TGIT line-up, Grey's Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, even if they did need to move their new season and midseason premiere dates because of the inauguration.
Jeff Ross Roast Battle II billboard
Meanwhile over on Comedy Central, Jeff Ross was hosting another Roast Battle II stand-up event.
Workaholics final season 7 billboard
Whilst the Workaholics were bidding a fond farewell with this ad creative for their seventh and final season.
Girls final season 6 billboard
Speaking of final seasons, and HBO's Girls were back in a big way this month along the Sunset Strip for their sixth and farewell season.
Giant Black Sails final season 4 billboard
And Starz period pirate drama, Black Sails, was preparing for its fourth and final voyage on the high seas with this giant-sized golden skull billboard.
Giant TruTV New Year 2017 billboard
At the beginning of the year TruTV was also showing off its wealth of talent from shows like Adam Ruins Everything, Impractical Jokers and Billy on the Street to help build their profiles.
These are people in shows we have TruTV billboard
And of course the TV and film industry awards ceremonies kept coming, with the Golden Globes at the start of January and the Screen Actors Guild Awards being held today.
Giant 2017 Screen Actors Guild Awards billboard
Whoever wins at the SAG Awards is usually a good indication of who will take home the Oscars, but there are always a few surprises.
Screen Actors Guild Awards 2017 billboard
Following their Golden Globe nominations, Netflix was supporting its critical and fan-favourite hit, Stranger Things, with these awards consideration billboards for the SAG Awards.
Stranger Things SAG Awards consideration billboard
The show is nominated for Best Ensemble Cast and for Outstanding Performances by newcomer Millie Bobby Brown for her starring role as the mysterious 'Eleven' and deserved comeback queen, Winona Ryder.
Stranger Things Millie Bobby Brown awards consideration billboard
Golden Globe winner The Crown, about the early reign of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, also received some extra awards consideration support from Netflix this month.
Crown SAG awards consideration billboard
Plus not to be forgotten, Netflix's groundbreaking women's prison dramedy, Orange is the New Black, was also supported for its SAG Award nominations high above the Sunset Strip.
Orange is the New Black season 4 awards billboard
Meanwhile, now that the world has seemed to have turned upside-down with an orange toddler in charge of America, there's never been a better time for the return of satirical commentary from the likes of John Oliver, back for a fourth season of Last Week Tonight. And he's not the only one who feels scared at the moment.
Last Week Tonight John Oliver season 4 billboard
Plus in these scary times Bill Maher's Real Time is also back for a record fifteenth season, and his 'Let's make America sane again' tagline was just the tonic we needed to help get us through the start of this year where we're going to have to be more vigilant for justice, democracy and equality than ever.
Bill Maher season 15 Lets make America sane again billboard
Make sure you also compare these outdoor ads to last year's selection of returning TV show billboards filling January's streets and skies, and stick around for all the new TV shows competing for your attention in L.A.'s skyline this past month.

Stay tuned TV fans...

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