Air Jordans Banned in 1985 Make a Defiant Return

Plus, Five of the Most Digitally Engaging Spots on TV Right Now

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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday. The Most Engaging ads are showing sustained social heat, ranked by SpotShare scores reflecting the percent of digital activity associated with each one over the past week. See the methodology here.

Among the new releases, Serena Williams shows her unlimited drive, concluding her spot for Nike with "there's no day that goes by that I feel like losing"; Samuel L. Jackson sets off a domino effect with doors in Capital One's ad; two brothers fulfill their childhood dream of racing each other in Monaco in Toyota's latest; and T-Mobile promotes its doubled LTE coverage.

Finally, the Air Jordans that were banned in 1985 by the NBA make a defiant return to our screens and the streets.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Nike: Unlimited Serena Williams Nike: Unlimited Serena Williams
Network: ABC
Show: The 2016 ESPYs
Primetime Airing: Jul. 13, 8:42 pm ET
Toyota: Wish Bold Toyota: Wish Bold
Network: NBC
Show: America's Got Talent
Primetime Airing: Jul. 13, 9:10 pm ET
Jordan: Banned Remastered Jordan: Banned Remastered
Network: ABC
Show: The 2016 ESPYs
Primetime Airing: Jul. 13, 10:16 pm ET
Capital One: Doors Capital One: Doors
Network: ABC
Show: The 2016 ESPYs
Primetime Airing: Jul. 13, 9:11 pm ET
T-Mobile: Doubled T-Mobile: Doubled
Network: CNBC
Show: Jay Leno's Garage
Primetime Airing: Jul. 13, 10:12 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Red Lobster: Seize the Day Red Lobster: Red Lobster Crabfest TV Spot, 'Seize the Day'
Online Views: 18,610
Social Actions: 68,169
SpotShare: 6.92%
Old Spice: Smell Em: Standoff Old Spice: Old Spice TV Spot, 'Smell Em: Standoff'
Online Views: 1,833,484
Social Actions: 2,842
SpotShare: 6.47%
GEICO: Butt Dial: It's What You Do GEICO: GEICO TV Spot, 'Butt Dial: It's What You Do'
Online Views: 1,202,732
Social Actions: 3,519
SpotShare: 4.43%
State Farm: Furniture State Farm: State Farm TV Spot, 'Furniture'
Online Views: 1,107,801
Social Actions: 2,306
SpotShare: 3.98%
Amazon: Prime Day: Deals Are Everywhere Amazon: Amazon Prime Day TV Spot, 'Deals Are Everywhere'
Online Views: 4,352
Social Actions: 25,731
SpotShare: 2.60%

As always, you can find out more about the best commercials on TV at Ad Age's Creativity.

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