Thursday, August 31, 2017

August 2017's new TV billboards entertaining L.A.'s summer skies...

August is an interesting time of year in the city skies, not only do you get new billboards for summer TV series, returning favourites and Emmy nominees, but toward the end of the month the skies are also inundated with fall TV shows all vying for your attention.

TV billboards
Tick Amazon Prime series billboard
Superhero shows continue to grace the skies, be they serious or comedic as with Amazon's reboot of The Tick television series. If you like this impactful ad, make sure you check out all these fun billboards for The Tick.
Defenders series premiere billboard
Over on Netflix all of Marvel's street-level heroes were converging as The Defenders saw Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Daredevil and Jessica Jones team up to battle the 'Five Fingers of The Hand'.
Gifted series premiere billboard
Meanwhile this fall Fox will be betting on the X-Men with their spin-off TV show The Gifted, about a family with super-powered children going on the run with the mutant underground when the government comes after them
Life of Kylie series premiere billboard
In the world of reality television, E! was chronicling the Life of Kylie Jenner in her new series about her modeling, merchandise and socialising (not to mention her Kardashian sisters).
Get Shorty series premiere billboard
This summer Epix was debuting their TV remake of the 1995 movie Get Shorty with Chris O'Dowd and Ray Romano. People must like what they see, as the original scripted series has already been renewed for a second season.
Guest Book series premiere billboard
TBS was also opening the doors on its anthology comedy The Guest Book, in which every episode new visitors bring their own kind of crazy to a holiday cottage in a tiny town.
Marlon series premiere billboard
On NBC funny guy Marlon Wayans was getting his own family sitcom about raising kids after getting divorced.
Atypical series premiere billboard
And Netflix was finding the humour in Autism with its sweet comedy, Atypical, about an 18-year-old teenager on the autism spectrum exploring relationships, sex and life.
Wet Hot American Summer 10 Years Later billboard
The streaming service was also offering up another helping of star-studded series, Wet Hot American Summer, this time Ten Years Later.
Disjointed series premiere billboard
Plus Kathy Bates was in the spotlight for her new Netflix cannabis-themed comedy, Disjointed.
Law Order True Crime Melendez Murders billboard
It seems that viewers still want to know all the gory details when it comes to killers as this fall Edie Falco stars in Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders, Beverly Hills brothers accused of murdering their parents in 1989.
Deuce series premiere billboard
HBO's new series The Deuce is also flashing back to the past to explore the boom of the porn and prostitution sex industry in New York City in the 1970s and 80s.
Good Doctor series premiere billboard
This Fall ABC is placing its bets on a new medical drama about a young surgeon with autism, The Good Doctor, played by Freddie Highmore.
Mayor series premiere billboard
In The Mayor a young hip-hop artist runs for political office as a publicity stunt to promote his music and surprisingly wins, in a new series starring Brandon Micheal Hall and Lea Michele.
Young Sheldon series billboard
This month CBS was also filling the skies with new shows, including billboards for its spin-off prequel for The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon.
Me Myself I series billboard
Maybe inspired by multi-time period drama This Is Us, their new comedy Me, Myself & I follows the life of one man's life over a fifty year span.
9JKL series billboard
Plus Mark Feuerstein's new sitcom, 9JKL, focuses on when he lived in the same apartment complex as his parents and brother's family.
Wisdom of Crowd series billboard
In new procedural drama Wisdom of the Crowd, Jeremy Piven's tech innovator uses a cutting-edge crowd-soucing hub to solve his daughter's murder and revolutionise crime-solving in San Francisco.
Meanwhile David Boreanaz is going to war this fall in his new military drama, SEAL Team, but it'll have competition from the likes of NBC's The Brave and The CW's Valor.
Star Trek Discovery billboard
And this fall also see Star Trek return to the small screen with a new prequel series set ten years before 'Kirk', 'Spock' and the Enterprise ever embarked on their mission to the stars.
Orville series premiere billboard
Meanwhile over on Fox, Seth MacFarlane is bringing a spoof of episodic sci-fi in the vein of Galaxy Quest with The Orville.
Nuts and Bolts series premiere billboard
This August Tyler, The Creator was learning about things with the help of experts and personal heroes in Viceland's Nuts + Bolts.
Mike Judge Tales from Tour Bus billboard
Mike Judge is bringing a new animated series about country music to Cinemax this September with Tales from the Tour Bus.
Carpool Karaoke Series billboard
And speaking of music, Jame Corden's viral sensation, Carpool Karaoke, was getting its own series on Apple Music.
Tim Eric Awesome Show Special billboard
Adult Swim was filling the city skyline with this weird and wacky billboard for comedy duo, Tim & Eric Awesome Show Special.
Joe Mande comedy special billboard
Netflix continued to pump out stand-up comedy specials this month, with ads like this quote-filled billboard for Joe Mande.
Lynne Koplitz Hormonal Beast billboard
And this ad creative with Lynne Koplitz having a hot flush for her 'Hormonal Beast' stand-up special.
Max Jobrani Immigrant comedy special billboard
It's also hard not to see how politics is affecting comedy, with billboards like this for Iranian-American Maz Jobrani's 'Immigrant' comedy special.
George Lopez Wall HBO comedy billboard
Plus this tongue-in-cheek billboard for Mexican-American comedian George Lopez's 'The Wall' HBO stand-up special. I'm sure Donald Trump love this one.
Ryan Hamilton Happy Face billboard
And let's end with a smile and this 'Happy Face' Netflix comedy special from Ryan Hamilton.

When I look at all these TV billboards I think there's not enough hours in the day and that these shows and specials have to work real hard to catch my attention and get me to watch these days.

If you want a blast from the past you can check out last fall's new TV billboards and come back next month for even more of this year's new offerings.

See you soon, I'm off to watch some TV... 

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