'Ditch That Old Clunker,' Urges Jim Parsons in New Intel Campaign

Plus, the Five 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 iSpot.tv, 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, Lunchables rolls out work that's more like an informercial for its Uploaded Walking Taco; Toyota gives a woman a "flash-forward" of her life after buying her first Corolla; T-Mobile promotes its Mother's Day deal; and BMW shows how its 3 Series can assist with curves and challenges in life.

Finally, in Intel's latest campaign, Jim Parsons has a theory about the laptop a woman forgets in a cab -- if it's so old, why bother chasing it?

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV
Intel: The Chase: Jim Parsons Intel: The Chase: Jim Parsons
Network: NBA TV
Show: The Starters
Primetime Airing: May. 4, 8:27 pm ET
Lunchables: Infomercial: Potato Chips Lunchables: Infomercial: Potato Chips
Network: Nick
Show: Full House
Primetime Airing: May. 4, 10:41 pm ET
Toyota: Toyota Time Sales Event: Flash Forward Toyota: Toyota Time Sales Event: Flash Forward
Network: TNT
Show: NBA Basketball
Primetime Airing: May. 4, 9:21 pm ET
T-Mobile: Mother's Day: Unconditional Love T-Mobile: Mother's Day: Unconditional Love
Network: Comedy Central
Show: South Park
Primetime Airing: May. 4, 9:38 pm ET
BMW: Curves BMW: Curves
Network: MSNBC
Show: MTP Daily
Airing Date: May. 4, 2:48 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
Audi: Captain America: Civil War - The Chase Audi: Audi TV Spot, 'Captain America: Civil War - The Chase'
Online Views: 951,319
Social Actions: 25,054
SpotShare: 2.00%
LG Mobile: World of Play LG Mobile: LG G5 TV Spot, 'World of Play' Featuring Jason Statham, Song by Busy Signal
Online Views: 347,341
Social Actions: 31,465
SpotShare: 1.95%
Ford: We Are All Champions Ford: 2017 Ford Escape TV Spot, 'We Are All Champions'
Online Views: 1,975,700
Social Actions: 7,301
SpotShare: 1.75%
Coca-Cola: Share a Coke And a Song: Dance Coca-Cola: Coca-Cola TV Spot, 'Share a Coke And a Song: Dance' Song by Prince Royce
Online Views: 156,081
Social Actions: 29,307
SpotShare: 1.69%
Apple Music: Taylor vs. Treadmill Apple Music: Apple Music TV Spot, 'Taylor vs. Treadmill' Song by Drake & Future
Online Views: 472,204
Social Actions: 22,052
SpotShare: 1.51%

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

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