Thursday, November 30, 2017

TV billboards entertaining L.A.'s November 2017 skies...

Even though it may not have been the start of a new TV season, there were still plenty of new shows, comedy specials, returning favourites, one-off charity events and awards consideration billboards filling the skies of L.A. this November 2017.

TV billboards
Jeff Ross Roasts the Border billboard
Stand-up comedy has always reflected politics, but no more so than in these times when America is so divided by an insane, inept President and his corrupt administration, so this billboard for Jeff Ross Roast the Border, with its nod to Trump's Mexican Wall they're never going to pay for, really stood out this month.
America greatest country in United States Judah Friedlander billboard
Judah Friedlander was also mocking the orange Buffoon-in-Chief with this funny baseball cap ad creative.
Jack Whitehall at Large billboard
Britain's Jack Whitehall was streaming his way across the Atlantic and getting his own Netflix stand-up special this month.
Brian Regan Nunchuks Flamethrowers billboard
And Brian Regan had a comedy special titled 'Nunchucks and Flamethrowers', which you'd think would make for a great visual, sadly no expense was spent here.
Night of Too Many Stars HBO billboard
Jon Stewart was back on TV and hosting the Night of Too Many Stars charity fundraising event for people with autism.
Hart of the City 2 billboard
Plus also in the world of comedy, Kevin Hart was back with a second round of Hart in the City on Comedy Central, tracking down the unsung underground comics all over America.
Hot Bench TV series billboard
Just like Judge Judy, the Hot Bench was doling out justice in the courtroom for its fourth season, only with three times as many judges.
Shameless season 8 billboard
The dysfunctional 'Gallaghers', no strangers to rule breaking, were back with this fun cut-out special extension billboard for their eighth season of living life Shameless-ly.
SMILF series premiere billboard
Showtime was also offering up a comedy about a single mother with an eye-catching name, SMILF, this month based on star Frankie Shaw's 2015 film of the same name.
Shes Gotta Have It series premiere billboard
Over on Netflix, Spike Lee was returning to his 1986 film, She's Gotta Have It, for a new series continuing the story of 'Nola Darling' and her three lovers, starring DeWanda Wise.
Godless series premiere billboard
Plus the streaming platform was also traveling to the Wild West for the limited series Godless, starring Michelle Dockery, Jack O'Connell and Jeff Daniels.
Godless series launch billboard
These interconnecting billboards for the Western drama were spotted above the busy Sunset Strip.
Crown season 2 billboard
British Royal family fans can rejoice this month, as not only will we be getting another Royal Wedding soon courtesy of Prince Harry and Megan Markle, but the sophomore season of the award-winning Queen Elizabeth II drama, The Crown, is on its way in December.
Punisher series premiere billboard
This November Marvel's The Punisher took to the streets, with Jon Bernthal playing the vigilante spinning out of his debut in the second season of Daredevil.
Runaways series premiere billboard
And speaking of Marvel Comics, the Runaways were getting adapted for the first time over on streaming platform Hulu, and I can't wait to see it.
Future Man series premiere billboard
Meanwhile Josh Hutcherson was flexing his funny bone, and mop, for the new time-traveling Hulu sci-fi comedy Future Man.
Long Road Home series billboard
This November the National Geographic channel was also adding to the glut of episodic war dramas on Fall television with The Long Road Home.
Knightfall Holy Hell series teaser billboard
Plus speaking of war, the History channel was traveling back in time to explore the world of the Templar Knights during the Crusades in Knightfall.
Search Party season 2 billboard
Search Party was back for a second season on TBS and had a great Hitchcockian outdoor ad campaign to launch the all-new episodes.
Happy series premiere billboard
Over on Syfy Christopher Meloni was getting Happy! with his new imaginary friend, based on yet another comic book series.
Marvelous Mrs Maisel series premiere billboard
Meanwhile The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, played by Rachel Brosnahan, was making her debut on Amazon and on the stand-up stage in late 1950s New York with this mischievous ad creative.
Jean-Claude Van Johnson series billboard
Plus martial arts movie legend Jean-Claude Van Damme was trying his hand at comedy in his new Amazon Prime series, Jean-Claude Van Johnson.
Ride Norman Reedus season 2 billboard
The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus was back to Ride for another season exploring motorbike culture across America with friends and celebrities alike.
Comedy Central is corporate billboard
Meanwhile Comedy Central was teasing their forthcoming Corporate workplace comedy with this copy ad creative, maybe a worthy successor to Workaholics?
Watch cartoons All night billboard
And look at that, Adult Swim had a similar billboard design idea for their grownup cartoon network.
Sesame Street season 48 billboard
From adult humour to fun, muppets and learning for everyone, but mostly preschoolers, as Sesame Street was back in the skies this month for their 48th season.
Foursome season 3 YouTube Red billboard
Paid online subscription channel YouTube Red's Foursome was back for a third season of high school drama.
Bryan Hawn YouTube channel billboard
And speaking of YouTube, serial music video spoofer and bootylicious online hottie Bryan Hawn was being very 'cheeky' in the skies of West Hollywood for his online channel.

Awards consideration billboards
Handmaids Tale Golden Globes FYC billboard
The holiday season may be upon us, but it's also that time of year when studio and network minds turn to industry awards, so it's time to se all those 'For your consideration' billboards popping up in the city skyline for Golden Globes, SAG Awards and Critics' Choice Awards, including these outdoor ads for multiple Emmy-winner The Handmaid's Tale.
Sinner Golden Globe FYC billboard
Can Jessica Biel and her summer drama The Sinner also get some consideration this awards cycle with the help of these FYC billboards?
Game of Thrones season 7 FYC billboard
HBO always takes awards season seriously with a strong, cohesive campaign for all its shows and specials and this year is no exception, and at least Game Of Thrones and its seventh season is eligible for new awards after missing the Emmys this year.
Curb Your Enthusiasm season 9 FYC billboard
Curb Your Enthusiasm was revived for a ninth season on HBO this year, so no doubt Larry David et al will be hopeful for some nominations for their return to comedy glory.
Big Little Lies Golden Globes FYC billboard
And finally, here's another HBO FYC billboard for the hit limited series, Big Little Lies, which won eight Emmys and is obviously hoping to garner more accolades for its cast and the series itself.

As you can see there's been lots to see in the city skyline this past month, so be sure compare all these ad creatives to last November's TV billboards and come back next month for more roundups of all the interesting billboards gracing Hollywoodland's sprawling skyscape.

I'll keep my magpie eyes to the skies...

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