The Colonel's Kitchen Boot Camp Is Revealed in KFC's New Campaign

Plus, Four 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, a pair wishes upon what they think is a shooting star in time for the Mercedes-Benz Summer Event; a young girl enjoys a Yoplait snack after a late-night debate with her dad over who's the boss in their household; a father comes to an acceptable solution of his son's theft of his Craftsman's tools; and employees at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, King Courier and Hudson Web Design explain the benefits of T-Mobile @Work.

Elizabeth Banks appears in a man's dream to tell him more about what he can find on in a new campaign from Pereira & O'Dell New York.

Finally, new recruits are put through their paces in The Colonel's kitchen boot camp for KFC's latest campaign, which hit the top of the Most Engaging chart.

Today's TV Ad Highlights
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New Releases
Top new ads recently aired on national TV Dream Deck: Elizabeth Banks Dream Deck: Elizabeth Banks
Network: Investigation Discovery
Show: The Perfect Murder
Primetime Airing: Jun. 1, 9:40 pm ET
Mercedes-Benz: 2016 Summer Event: Streak Mercedes-Benz: 2016 Summer Event: Streak
Network: Tennis Channel
Show: 2016 French Open Tennis
Airing Date: Jun. 1, 3:25 am ET
Yoplait: Late-Night Snack Yoplait: Late-Night Snack
Network: WE TV
Show: Law & Order
Airing Date: Jun. 1, 7:04 am ET
Craftsman: This Father's Day, Pass Down a Legacy Craftsman: This Father's Day, Pass Down a Legacy
Network: Investigation Discovery
Show: American Monster
Primetime Airing: Jun. 1, 10:39 pm ET
T-Mobile: Your Business T-Mobile: Your Business
Network: CNBC
Show: Shark Tank
Primetime Airing: Jun. 1, 8:10 pm ET
Most Engaging
Top ads by SpotShare for the past 7 days
KFC: Lieutenant Col. Cooks KFC: KFC TV Spot, 'Lieutenant Col. Cooks'
Online Views: 1,992,477
Social Actions: 7,583
SpotShare: 2.81%
Budweiser: Freedom Budweiser: Budweiser America TV Spot, 'Freedom'
Online Views: 54,724
Social Actions: 17,131
SpotShare: 1.47%
Amazon: Lion Amazon: Amazon Prime TV Spot, 'Lion'
Online Views: 101,789
Social Actions: 10,021
SpotShare: 0.93%
DirecTV: 72 Hour Rewind DirecTV: DirecTV TV Spot, '72 Hour Rewind' Featuring Jon Bon Jovi
Online Views: 243,995
Social Actions: 1,589
SpotShare: 0.63%
Mazda: Driving Matters: Crafted Mazda: 2016 Mazda CX-9 TV Spot, 'Driving Matters: Crafted'
Online Views: 358,057
Social Actions: 2,762
SpotShare: 0.62%

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

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