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Yahoo in Talks to Add New Comedy '34 and Pregnant' from 'Girls' Writer Lesley Arfin

Yahoo hasn't had a comedy hit since Erica Oyama's Burning Love, but they're currently working on an original programming push that potentially includes a new series from Lesley Arfin called 34 and Pregnant, Variety reports. Arfin — whose writing credits include Girls and Brooklyn Nine-Nine — initially developed the show for HBO's digital-only venue HBO Go. No more details on the show have been released yet, but it's part of Yahoo's search both for YouTube stars and "female-friendly comedies" to add to their developing lineup.

Ranking Yahoo's 5 New Comedy Shows, from Worst to First

We're still in the very early days of web TV, with Amazon, Yahoo!, Netflix, and Hulu having emerged as the first generation of high-quality streaming content creators. Yahoo! rebranded its video site "Yahoo! Screen" in 2011 and soon got into the comedy game with Ken Marino and Erica Oyama's Emmy-nominated Burning Love, Seth Morris's First Dates with Toby Harris, and the sketch show Sketchy amongst their first batch of shows.

Today, Yahoo! debuts five new original 10-minute (or less) comedies, including projects from Ed Helms, Jack Black, Cheryl Hines, and more. All 10-12 episodes of each show have been posted today, instead of rolling them out week by week. [...]

'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:

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 [...]

'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, [...]

Watch Trailers for Yahoo!'s Five New Comedy Shows from Jack Black, Ed Helms, and Other People

After getting into the original programming game last year with shows like Ken Marino's Burning Love and Seth Morris's First Dates with Toby Harris, Yahoo! is amping up their comedy lineup with five new shows that are set to debut September 9th. The new shows come from people like Jack Black, Ed Helms, Cheryl Hines, and more, and you can check out trailers for all five of them below:

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 [...]

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 [...]

Jack Black Is Producing a Web Series Called 'Ghost Ghirls' for Yahoo

Jack Black has partnered with the production company Shine America to make Ghost Ghirls, a new Yahoo original web series, Variety reports. It's a 12-episode comedy that stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci as two twentysomething ghost hunters and will feature cameos from Jake Johnson, Molly Shannon, Jason Schwartzman, and Jack Black himself. The show was in development at SyFy t be a TV series last year, but the cable channel ultimately passed on it. Created by Jeremy Konner (Drunk History), Ghost Ghirls is just the latest move in Yahoo's push towards becoming a major online comedy provider, following in the footsteps of series like Seth Morris and Funny or Die's [...]

Why Has Netflix Removed Most of Its 'SNL' Library?

Back in September 2010, Netflix made the amazing announcement that they'd soon begin streaming every single episode of Saturday Night Live for "at least the next three years." Well, those three years have come and gone, and over the past few months, huge chunks of classic SNL episodes have been slowly lifted from Netflix's streaming selection.

As of today, the 1970s episodes are available as discs only, all 1980s and 1990s seasons are completely unavailable, and only seven seasons are streaming between 2000-2013. While temporary removal of shows on Netflix is pretty common, going from a full 38-season database to a measly 7-season offering paints a worrisome [...]

The 'SNL' Library Is Coming to Yahoo in September

Yahoo! announced today that they've obtained  rights to the Saturday Night Live archive from 1975 to 2013 and they'll begin streaming sketches from the show's 38-year history in September. All the content currently on Hulu and Netflix, including Netflix's streaming of every episode, will still be available come September under the Yahoo! deal. This is part of a big comedy push Yahoo! is making that also includes offering the excellent original web series Burning Love and First Dates with Toby Harris. Here's the SNL content Yahoo! says they'll be offering:

●        A library of show clips from the 1975/76 – 2012/13 seasons ●        Select SNL musical performances ●        Making-of and behind-the-scenes clips [...]

'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 [...]

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 [...]