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'Burning Love' Is Done (For Now)

It looks like Yahoo!'s Emmy-nominated web series Burning Love, a parody of dating shows, may have come to an end. "I think we’re all done," creator Erica Oyama told Variety this week. "I addressed each incarnation of the source material – The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. But if we had a great idea to reinvent it, I would be all for it." Variety writes that there are currently no plans for a fourth season of the series. Written by Oyama, who produces the show alongside writing partner/husband Ken Marino, Burning Love debuted on Yahoo! to critical acclaim in 2012. Its third season finished airing last spring, [...]

Ken Marino and Erica Oyama Hired to Write the College Comedy 'True Freshman'

Husband and wife screenwriting team Ken Marino and Erica Oyama are writing a college comedy together. Deadline reports that they've been hired to write the studio comedy True Freshman, about "a team of underdogs attempt to restore athletics to their long past position of greatness at a snooty Ivy League school." The movie has been described as being in the same vein as Animal House and Revenge of the Nerds. Marino and Oyama have previously collaborated on episodes of Adult Swim's Childrens Hospital, on which Marino also stars, and on the Yahoo! web series Burning Love. They were hired last month to adapt Go the Fuck to [...]

'Burning Love' Season 3 Is Here

Yahoo's excellent web series Burning Love, a parody of The Bachelor, returns for its third season, with three brand new episodes dropping today. New episodes will begin dropping daily on Monday. Entitled Burning Down the House, Season 3 features a lot of familiar faces from the dating competitions in Seasons 1 and 2 coming back to compete for a 900 dollar prize. The first episode's above, second and third are below:

June Diane Raphael Cast in ABC's Pilot 'Pulling'

June Diane Raphael, star of Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV and Yahoo's Burning Love, has just been cast in a new ABC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The single-camera show is Pulling, based on the British series of the same name about a trio of dysfunctional women in their 30s. Raphael will play Donna, who got a great job at a publishing company as the result of a computer error and who is bored with her fiance. Mandy Moore also stars as Donna's best friend Louise. The third lead has not been cast, but I'm assuming they'll do that before they start filming the pilot because otherwise that would [...]

Ken Marino's Web Series 'Burning Love' Is Coming to TV

The Yahoo! web series Burning Love is being edited into a TV show that will begin airing on the E! network next month, Entertainment Weekly reports. For those who haven't seen it, the show is a Bachelor parody that starred Ken Marino as a firefighter looking for love during its first season and is written by Marino's wife Erica Oyama (Childrens Hospital). Burning Love aired last year on Yahoo! Screen and was a big viral hit. The 14-episode first season will be edited into seven half-hour episodes much in the way that Rob Corddry's web series Childrens Hospital was edited into a 15-minute series for Adult Swim its [...]

Talking to June Diane Raphael about ‘Ass Backwards’, ‘Burning Love’, and ‘NTSF:SD:SUV’

June Diane Raphael is a familiar face in the comedy world. She’s known for her starring roles in the web series Burning Love and Adult Swim’s NTSF: SD: SUV:: in addition to guest and recurring appearances on the likes of Party Down, Happy Endings, New Girl, Drunk History, and more.

In her time away from TV, Raphael also performs at the UCB in LA and co-hosts the popular Earwolf podcast How Did This Get Made? with Paul Scheer and Jason Mantzoukas.

Most recently, she stars alongside her writing partner Casey Wilson in Ass Backwards, a raunchy road trip buddy comedy about two best friends revisiting the beauty pageant they [...]

Talking to Armen Weitzman About MTV's 'Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous'

It's been a busy year for Armen Weitzman. The comedy actor/writer joined the cast of the Yahoo! web series Burning Love for its third season, has been working on a movie script with writing partner Harris Wittels, and he's playing his first regular TV role as comedian Bo Burnham's sidekick on the MTV show Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous. I recently had the chance to talk to Weitzman about Zach Stone, his beginnings in comedy, and relating to the characters he plays.

Watch the Trailer for 'Burning Love' Season 3

The Yahoo web series Burning Love wrapped up a second season last week, but Season 3 has already been filmed and is coming out April 12th. Written by Erica Oyama (Childrens Hospital) and directed by Ken Marino, the third season of Burning Love is titled "Burning Down the House" and it's an all-star edition that brings back favorite guests from the previous two seasons. Instead of the contestants competing for love this time around, they're all fighting to win $900. The Season 3 cast features Ken Marino, June Diane Raphael, Michael Ian Black, Tom Lennon, Natasha Leggero, Abigail Spencer, Beth Dover, Kumail Nanjiani, Rob Huebel, Joe Lo Truglio, Ryan [...]

Watch the First Two Episodes of 'Burning Love' Season 2

Yahoo!'s web series Burning Love kicked off its second season today with the debut of two new episodes. This season stars NTSF:SD:SUV's June Diane Raphael as dating show bachelorette Julie, with Ken Marino directing, Erica Oyama writing, and Ben Stiller's company Red Hour producing. Here are the first two episodes, which you should get super emotionally invested in like a real reality show.

The 'Burning Love' Season Two Trailer Will Make You Wish It Was February 14th

Here's the brand new trailer for the second season of Yahoo's web series Burning Love. Created by Erica Oyama, directed by Ken Marino, and produced by Ben Stiller's company Red Hour, Burning Love is a Bachelor parody that will focus on June Diane Raphael's (Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV, How Did This Get Made?) character Julie looking for love this time around. The show has an insanely cool lineup of bachelors this year, including Michael Cera, Adam Scott, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, Jerry O'Connell, Joe Lo Truglio, Martin Starr, Colin Hanks, Ryan Hansen, Nick Kroll, Kumail Nanjiani, Nick Thune, Brandon Johnson, Adam Brody, and if it's anything like last season, a big [...]

Watch Ken Marino Twirl a Sign Around Shirtless for 'Burning Love's Emmy Campaign

Here's a clip from TMZ (I know, gross) of a shirtless Ken Marino in a fireman's outfit, twirling a sign around in the middle of an LA street to get people to vote for his Yahoo! web series Burning Love at the Emmys. It's not usually how people campaign for Emmys votes.

Talking to Erica Oyama, Creator of 'Burning Love'

Since debuting last year, the Yahoo web series Burning Love has quickly grown into not just one of the best comedies on the internet but one of the best comedies anywhere – web, movies, TV. Centered on a reality dating show, Burning Love masterfully mocks all the vapid, fame-hungry weirdos who populate America's reality shows, while also expertly satirizing the reality shows themselves.

Burning Love was created by Erica Oyama, a comedy writer who's previously penned scripts for Childrens Hospital and David Wain's web series Wainy Days, and directed by Oyama's husband, Ken Marino of The State and Party Down fame. With Burning Love's third season having just kicked off, I had [...]

'Burning Love's All-Star Season Three to Launch April 12th

Yahoo's web series Burning Love, a comedic fictional reality dating show, is set to debut a third season next month that will bring back members of reunite its all-star cast. Created by Childrens Hospital writer Erica Oyama, Burning Love starred Ken Marino in Season 1 and June Diane Raphael in Season 2, which concluded this week. The third season, entitled "Burning Down the House," will bring back favorites from the first two seasons and have them compete against each other for $900 cash instead of competing for love. Burning Love's third season will kick off with three new episodes on April 12th, and a new episode will debut [...]

Talking to Ken Marino and June Diane Raphael About the New Season of 'Burning Love'

Yahoo! debuted its first batch of web series last year via its video site Yahoo! screen, and they had a massive success right off the bat with Burning Love, a Bachelor parody starring Ken Marino and written by Erica Oyama. Today marks the launch of Burning Love's second season, with the incredibly funny June Diane Raphael (NTSF:SD:SUV) playing the lead role this time around. The contestants this year are played by an impressive bunch of comedians and comedic actors that includes Michael Cera, Adam Scott, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and tons more. Burning Love is also making the jump to TV on February 25th, when doubled-up [...]