EMMY-NOMINATED "BURNING LOVE" HEATS UP ON E! FOR TWO MORE SEASONS
Breakout Comedy Series is produced by Ben Stiller's Red Hour Digital, Abominable Pictures, Paramount's Insurge Pictures, Ken Marino and Erica Oyama
July 29, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA - E! and Paramount's Insurge Pictures today announced that seasons two and three of "Burning Love," the award-winning online series that spoofs reality dating shows, will air on E! this fall. The announcement follows the success of season one on E! this spring, which was seen by nearly seven million total unique viewers. "Burning Love" is nominated for a 2013 Primetime Emmy Award in the category of "Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format, Live-Action, Entertainment Program."
In season two, the men will compete in the quest to find true love. New cast members include Jerry O'Connell, Michael Cera, Adam Brody, Colin Hanks, Joe Lo Truglio, Ryan Hansen, Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Nick Kroll, Nick Thune, Martin Starr and Kumail Nanjiani who join returning cast members Ken Marino, June Diane Raphael, Michael Ian Black and Adam Scott.
Season three, "Burning Love: Burning Down the House," sees your favorite rejects return to the mansion in the hopes of winning the staggering prize of $900 in a hilarious take on ABC's "Bachelor Pad."
"E! is the perfect television home for this hilarious series that has received so much buzz," said Cyndi McClellan, President, Network Strategy and E! News, E! "We're excited to bring our viewers more of the clever comedy and dead-on spoofs that have made this acclaimed series such a hit."
Ken Marino and Erica Oyama said "The success that Burning Love has found on E! is the only thing keeping our marriage together. For the sake of our children, we hope viewers continue to watch!"
The series is distributed and produced by Paramount's Insurge Pictures, and executive produced by Red Hour's Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Mike Rosenstein, Abominable Pictures' Jonathan Stern, Ken Marino and Erica Oyama. The series was created and written by Erica Oyama and directed by Ken Marino.
Season two and three of Burning Love will air on E! this fall.
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