Saturday, April 29, 2017

Attention-grabbing TV billboards filling L.A.'s crowded April 2017 skies...

Of all the billboard roundups I do at the end of each month, from fashion to music, movies to lifestyle brands, the TV genre is certainly becoming the most challenging category to keep up-to-speed on. Here's a smorgasbord of television show billboards filling L.A.'s April streets and skies, from comedies to reality competitions, drama to documentaries, awards shows to political satire, animation to TV revivals, and much more besides.

TV billboards
Samantha Bee Not White House dinner billboard
First up is this bold, red giant-sized billboard for Samantha Bee's wickedly funny Full Frontal series, inviting passersby along the Sunset Strip to her special Not the White House Correspondents' Dinner special. 
President Show series premiere billboard
And someone else not attending the official press dinner this year and Comedy Central is poking fun at the Idiot-in-Chief, Donald Trump, with this billboard for late night's new satire, The President Show, which stars Anthony Atamanuik as Putin's Puppet. I'm loving the Russian nesting dolls in the background of the Oval Office.
LA Burning Riots 25 years later billboard
Kadir Nelson's mural 'Once Upon A Time In The City of Angels' is the evocative imagery used for A&E's special, L.A. Burning, commemorating the L.A. Riots 25 years ago.
Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell midseason 3 billboard
From the fires of anarchy to the flames of the underworld and this devilish billboard for Adult Swim's returning live-action comedy, Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell.
American Gods series premiere billboard
Speaking of mythological creatures and Neil Gaiman's best-selling supernatural novel American Gods was getting the small screen treatment this month.
Snatch TV remake billboard
Guy Ritchie's 2000 crime caper Snatch was being remade for TV, with Rupert Grint starring in the Crackle original series.
Handmaids Tale series premiere billboard
Margaret Atwood's acclaimed 1985 dystopian novel, The Handmaid's Tale, gets a TV remake on Hulu with Elisabeth Moss as one of the unfortunate women living under the rule of men in a totalitarian regime.
Twin Peaks Return billboard
Meanwhile 1990's quirky crime drama Twin Peaks is being revived for a new limited series continuing the events of the original David Lynch show, with Kyle MacLachlan reprising his role as FBI Special Agent 'Dale Cooper'.
Leftovers final season 3 billboard
HBO's rapture drama The Leftovers returns for a third and final season this month with these heavenly ad creatives starring Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon.
Mary Kills People series premiere billboard
And speaking of angels of death, Caroline Dhavernas stars as an ER doctor helping to euthanise terminally ill patients who ask for her help in Mary Kills People on Lifetime.
Bosch season 3 billboard
LAPD Detective Harry Bosch returns for a third season of Hollywoodland trials and investigations, if he can survive being framed for murder.
Angie Tribeca season 3 billboard
And also in the world of cops, police parody Angie Tribeca is also back for a third season of spoof crime-solving.
Silicon Valley season 4 billboard
Startup tech comedy Silicon Valley also returns for a fourth season this month, and it looks like the Thomas Middleditch may be pulling the plug on their Pied Piper company.
Girlboss series premiere billboard
From the world of high-tech to high fashion, and Netflix's Girlboss comedy adapts Sophia Amoruso's best-selling autobiography for you to stream at your leisure, and these series launch billboards certainly bring a burst of vibrant colour to the city skyline.
White Queen series premiere billboard
Starz limited series The White Queen gets a sequel this month with The White Princess, continuing the adaptation of Philippa Gregory's best-selling historical novels, The Cousins' War.
Famous in Love series premiere billboard
And from princesses to Hollywood starlets, and Bella Thorne finds herself Famous in Love in Freeform's latest bingeable drama.
Chelsea talk show season 2 billboard
This April Chelsea Handler was back in the skies for the sophomore season of her rejigged Netflix talk show with this hilariously tongue-in-check retro housewife ad creative.
Bill Nye Saves the World series billboard
Plus Bill Nye the Science Guy was the environmental and scientific hero and educator we need at the moment to help save the world in his new Netflix series, especially when the current administration continue to roll back all the ecological protections, deny climate change and choose greed over the future of our planet.
Five Came Back series premiere billboard
Also on the small screen, Netflix continues to stream enlightening documentary series like Five Came Back, about filmmakers who risked their life to bring people the truth of World War II.
Hot Girls Wanted Turned On series billboard
Plus the acclaimed 2015 documentary film about Florida's amateur porn industry was getting a docu-series spin-off, with this cleverly designed ad creative along the Sunset Strip for Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On.
Dear White People series premiere billboard
2014's provocatively titled film Dear White People was also getting a TV spin-off on Netflix this month, and I can imagine this series launch billboard wouldn't be so welcome in some parts of this racist country.
Upscale Prentice Penny series billboard
Coming out from behind the camera as writer and producer, Prentice Penny was getting super-sized for his new TruTV series about living life in style, Upscale.
Talk Show Game Show series premiere billboard
Plus Guy Branum was also getting the giant-sized billboard treatment for his new show, Talk Show the Game Show, which pits comedians and celebrities against each other for the title of best guest of the night.
Giant World of Dance series premiere billboard
After years of Fox's reality dance competition So You Think You Can Dance, it looks like NBC want in on the action in a big way with their own version, World of Dance, with celebrity judges Jennifer Lopez, Derek Hough, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Ne-Yo.
Gorburger Show TJ Miller billboard
Former Funny or Die series The Gorburger Show was bringing the strange and psychedelic to the skies of the Sunset strip this month with this Comedy Central billboard for the show about a giant blue monster (puppeted by T.J. Miller) who takes over a Japanese television station.
Problematic takes one prick pop your bubble billboard
Plus this month you had to resist the urge to reach up and pop this bubble wrap-themed billboard for Moshe Kasher's late-night current events talk show Problematic.
Mike Tyson Mysteries season 3 billboard
This graphic icon visual gag billboard cleverly teased the return of Adult Swim's animated Mike Tyson Mysteries for a third season.
Giant DanTDM YouTube Red series billboard
Meanwhile online personality DanTDM was getting super-sized for his YouTube Red series, DanTDM Creates a Big Scene, about the behind-the-scenes exploits of his live show tour.
Guerrilla series premiere billboard
Showtime's new gritty drama series, Guerrilla, steps back in time 1970s London, when racial and cultural tensions bubble over and political activists are forced to become radical militants.
Im Dying Up Here series premiere billboard
Plus Showtime is also stepping back in time for their new comedy drama about the stand-up comedy scene in 1970s L.A.
Louis CK 2017 Netflix standup billboard
And speaking of stand-up, Louis C.K. was back in the skies this month for his latest Netflix comedy tour special in Washington, D.C.
Lucas Bros On Drugs standup billboard
Plus twin comics Keith and Kenny Lucas were getting animated for their latest stand-up special on stage in Brooklyn.

Adam Devine 2017 MTV Movie TV Awards billboard
In the world of entertainment, this year Adam Devine gets to host the MTV Movie Awards, this year adding TV categories to the list of winners.
Atlanta season 1 Emmy consideration billboard
And speaking of accolades, it'll soon be Emmy Awards campaigning season around the skies of L.A., but FX has already gotten off to a quick start for their shows, like the new Donald Glover rap scene comedy, Atlanta.
Americans season 5 Emmy fyi billboard
Plus The Americans bold season five key art was adapted for their Emmy consideration billboard.
Fargo season 3 Emmy consideration billboard
And FX's movie spin-off series Fargo was also hopeful for recognition for the third season of the crime anthology series, in particular Ewan McGregor playing two very different brothers in the show.

As you can see it's been a busy month in L.A.'s skies for television this month and I'm sure it'll only get more jam-packed when the other studios ramp up their Emmy consideration campaigns and start advertising their summer TV offerings.

See you next month for another roundup, but in the meantime check out my dedicated Daily Billboard Blog for all the latest eye-catching ad creatives filling L.A.'s sprawling skyline...

Fashion, beauty and fragrance billboards gracing L.A.'s April 2017 skyline...

This April even though the skies have been unpredictable and cloudy most days, fashion advertisers seem to be embracing springtime with new season billboards filling L.A.'s sprawling city skyline, with the majority of the ads gracing the busy Sunset Strip. Here's a collection of the stylish eyewear, timepiece, clothing, underwear, footwear, beauty and fragrance billboards turning heads these past few weeks.

Fashion billboards
Gucci Spring 2017 eyewear billboard
First up is this glamorous Gucci billboard showing off the Italian fashion house's new designer sunglasses, the essential accessory for Los Angelenos.
Jude Law Prada Eyewear Spring 2017 billboard
Not to be outdone, Prada recruited British actor Jude Law to be the face of their new eyewear looks with this stylish black and white ad creative.
Giant Net A Porter S17 fashion billboard Sunset Strip
Online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter was back in the skies for spring and making a big impression along the Sunset Strip on the side of the Mondrian Hotel.
Sam Edelman Spring 2017 billboard
Meanwhile Sam Edelman was debuting a bold brand refresh, featuring model Jenna Kelly, with not a designer shoe in sight.
Keep it lite Native Shoes Spring 2017 billboard
And speaking of footwear, Native Shoes was lightening the mood, and feet everywhere, with this fun ad creative.
J Crew Our clothes style S17 billboard
Meanwhile J. Crew was showing off their new spring looks, but the message is how you wear it is up to your own personal style.
Isabel Marant Spring 2017 fashion billboard
French fashion label Isabel Marant was a new addition to the Sunset Strip with this joyful ad this April.
Saint Laurent spring 2017 sunglasses billboard
Saint Laurent refreshed their regular Sunset Strip ad site to showcase some sunglasses for the sunny weather.
Guess Spring 2017 fashion billboard
And Guess was showing of some desert styles with the help of model Bregje Heinen just in time for Coachella and music festival season.
Buffalo Jeans Spring 2017 billboard
Bregje Heinen was also modeling for Buffalo by David Bitton denim wear, although sticky speaking she wasn't wearing much of the clothes.
Paige Spring 2017 fashion billboard
Plus Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was almost baring all to show off Paige's latest denim jeans.
Hale Bob Spring 2017 fashion billboard
Meanwhile Hale Bob were back with more springtime prints for lounging around the pool, sipping cocktails on a rooftop, or on some luxury yacht.
Fenty Puma Rihanna Spring 2017 billboard
Rihanna was back with another sporty streetwear collaboration for spring with her Fenty line for Puma.
Fila Spring 2017 billboard
Plus Fila was also showing off their youthful sporty looks around L.A.'s streets with billboards like this.
David Yurman Spring 2017 jewelry billboard
In the world of jewelry, luxury designer David Yurman was back in the skies just in time for the Mother's Day at the end of April.
Shinola Detroit watch billboard Sunset Strip
Plus Shinola Detroit was showing off their watches in a big way with this giant-sized billboard on the side of West Hollywood's Andaz Hotel.
TAG Heuer Connected watch billboard
And TAG Heuer was shining a spotlight on its customisable Modular 45 smartwatch with this sleek ad creative.
Burton raincoats Spring 2017 billboard
Burton was also very cleverly showing off its outdoor raincoats because we've had more rain than expected this year already, ending California's drought, but there still be more downpours in the forecast.
MeUndies Eddie Huang billboard
Online underwear seller MeUndies was having fun with its advertising this month, choosing to unconventionally collaborate with restauranteur, chef and foodie personality Eddie Huang.
Giant Calvin Klein Underwear Trevante Rhodes billboard
Whilst if you like your male underwear models to have more of a six-pack, Trevante Rhodes, the actor who plays the older 'Chiron', or 'Black', in the Oscar-winning Best Picture Moonlight, was happy to oblige in super-sized style for Calvin Klein.
Kylie Jenner Shop billboard
And Kylie Jenner was stripping down to her camouflage underwear to promote her limited edition merchandise at her online shop.

Beauty and fragrance billboards
Marc Jacobs Beauty Kaia Gerber billboard
Kaia Gerber was the fresh face of Marc Jacobs Beauty this April with this vibrant billboard atop his flagship Melrose Avenue store.
Mr Burberry S17 fragrance billboard
And actor Josh Whitehouse was back as the face of the Mr. Burberry fragrance with this nighttime ad creative.

Be sure to compare this April's outdoor ads with what last year's fashion billboards had to offer, plus stick around in the coming days for all the new TV show billboards trying to grab passersby attention in L.A.'s crowded skies.

Stay tuned...