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The Best TV Posters of 2016

You may not run into these every week at the cineplex, but the best TV posters of 2016 deserve a showcase of their own.

The Americans Season 4 Poster

FX

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Never before have there been this many TV shows on the air — or online — which means it’s never been harder to get an audience to notice one show. Take it from Sarah Jessica Parker: She knows a thing or two about breaking through to a key audience, and she had this to say about it earlier this year:

“In a crowded field of really incredible programming, how do you call attention to yourself but not tell a story to call attention to yourself?” Parker said. “You have to get eyeballs, [but] you can’t try to be controversial or be provocative just so people watch. You have to tell the story you believe in and hope that somehow you get a commitment from someone — at least one time — and you better be deserving of those 30 minutes you’re getting because they could choose anything.”

READ MORE: The 20 Best Indie Movie Posters Of 2016

This is the challenge facing marketing departments across the TV world, and the above gallery of posters represents a select few who went above and beyond to get their shows noticed. Without betraying the soul of their shows or stooping too low in appealing to easy eye-grabbers, these posters represent artistic efforts worthy of — or better than — the shows they’re pushing.

Visit the gallery to check out the best of the best, or click here to reach the page.

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