Showcase of TV Show Websites

Observing websites from particular industries can be a good learning experience, as you will tend to see a lot of trends and similarities from sites in the same industry. In this post we’ll showcase more than 30 websites from current TV shows.

As is the case with other types of media (such as movies and music) the websites of TV shows tend to be an important part of their marketing and branding. As you browse through the sites featured below you will notice some trends including:

  • Large background images
  • A lot of color
  • Heavy use of video, including in prominent locations
  • Advertisements for other shows on the same network
  • Social media links or buttons

In most cases the networks use a common layout for their shows, simply changing the design, colors, and images of each. For that reason we have organized the showcase by network.

Starz:

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Gravity

Gravity

Crash

Crash

Discovery Channel:

Deadliest Catch

Deadliest Catch

The Colony

The Colony

MythBusters

MythBusters

CBS:

Blue Bloods

Blue Bloods

Mike and Molly

Mike and Molly

Survivor

Survivor

Let’s Make a Deal

Let's Make a Deal

Showtime:

Californication

Californication

Dexter

Dexter

Weeds

Weeds

TNT:

Leverage

Leverage

Rizzoli and Isles

Rizzoli and Isles

HawthoRNe

HawthoRNe

ABC:

General Hospital

General Hospital

Cougar Town

Cougar Town

Dancing with the Stars

Dancing with the Stars

Detroit 1-8-7

Detroit 1-8-7

A&E:

Dog the Bounty Hunter

Dog the Bounty Hunter

The Glades

The Glades

Obsessed

Obsessed

Fox:

American Idol

American Idol

Bones

Bones

Human Target

Human Target

Raising Hope

Raising Hope

CW:

Hellcats

Hellcats

Nikita

Nikita

90210

90210

Life Unexpected

Life Unexpected

NBC:

Law and Order

Law and Order

The Office

The Office

Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

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Published October 18th, 2010 by

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  • Mia Lazar, October 18, 2010

    Great collections of cool examples, thanks.

  • Ahmad, October 18, 2010

    Pretty nice showcase roundup Great work

  • Web Design Brisbane, October 19, 2010

    Wow, web designs with large feature background images are popular in this industry, aren’t they! These websites look great for design inspiration, thanks for the post!

  • vicky, October 19, 2010

    i like deadliest catch… its one of my favorites. and it gets interesting by the day.

  • Priyesh, October 19, 2010

    Great examples! I particularly liked the CBS sites for its variety when exploring from one show to another, each one had its own theme but still had the CBS ‘look and feel’. The other site I liked was the showtime site for its design and functionality.

  • Thm, October 19, 2010

    Great article… with lot’s of useful tips… THANKS!

  • Photoshop Friends, October 20, 2010

    nice collection… very inspirational designs used for each site, though it’s funny how more & more sites are looking as if they used a CMS platform to create them :)

  • junger beer, October 21, 2010

    great collection!

  • benedetta, October 21, 2010

    Great showcase, Bones is absolutely my favourite!

  • Matt, October 25, 2010

    Hey, wonderful collection of sites. It’s amazing how more and more sites are looking like a CMS platform, even when they’re not. What’s happening to original design.

  • tv shows, October 28, 2010

    Very nice collection of TV show layouts. I like particularly the ones from Starz network and those of Discovery.

  • web design hull, December 16, 2010

    Very nice collection, it’s surprising how many of these resemble wordpress type sites when you would expect to have quite a lot of creative freedom with this kind of client. Some very nice sites though… Thanks for posting.

  • Toronto Web Developer, June 10, 2011

    Love this. Love T.V so I can really appreciate this!