Paramounts Insurge Pictures and Yahoo! today announced that “Burning Love,” the comedy series that spoofs reality dating shows, will return for two more hilarious seasons on Yahoo! Screen in 2013.
At Yahoo!, we program based on insights about what our users want to watch, said Erin McPherson, VP and Head of Video at Yahoo!. We knew we found a hit with Burning Love given the caliber of the talent and the subject matterand it was proven shortly after the launch with all the binge viewing that took place. Were excited to offer two more seasons of it to our audience.
The success of ‘Burning Love’ is a testament to the unparalleled creative team that delivered a truly hilarious series and set a new bar for original digital entertainment, said Amy Powell, President of Insurge Pictures and EVP of Interactive Theatrical Marketing for Paramount Pictures. Yahoo! did a tremendous job of getting the series in front of their audience, and we are thrilled to be working with them to bring the next two seasons to fans.
The first season of “Burning Love: launched June 4th domestically on Yahoo! Screen to critical acclaim. The series followed fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) in his search for the perfect woman to marry or at least be engaged. “Burning Love” featured a line up of comedic actors from film and television including Marino, Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Michael Ian Black, Ken Jeong, Adam Scott, Abigail Spencer, Natasha Leggero, June Diane Raphael, Noureen DeWulf, Janet Varney, Kerri Kenney Silver, Paul Scheer, Beth Dover, and many more.
“We are very excited to keep ‘Burning Love’ on the fire — get ready for it to get hotter and hotter till it scalds your comedy taste buds off,” commented Stiller.
The next two installments of “Burning Love” will also be written by Erica Oyama (“Childrens Hospital”) and directed by Ken Marino and feature some returning cast including Ken Marino, June Diane Raphael and Natasha Leggero as well as new characters in their quest to find true love.
Season 2 follows Julie (June Diane Raphael), who failed to capture Mark Orlandos heart in Season 1 of “Burning Love,” as she searches for love in a group of guys who are hopefully all there for the right reasons.
Season 3 “Burning Down The House” reunites our favorite rejected guys and girls as they return to the “Burning Love” mansion to compete for a hefty prize and for each other’s affection.
“Burning Love” is executive produced by Red Hours Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein, Abominable Pictures Jonathan Stern, Ken Marino and Erica Oyamas Dancing Workfriend with Paramounts Insurge Pictures distributing the project.
Ben Stiller and Red Hour Films have an extensive history creating top tier comedy in film and television as well as for digital platforms, including Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, Dodgeball, Stiller and Meara for Yahoo!, and now “Burning Love.” Jon Sterns Abominable Pictures has an impressive track record for creating successful comedy television and digital series including “Childrens Hospital” and “NTSF: SD: SUV.”
You can check out the first season of the series by clicking here.