Dating-show spoof to return to E! after successful first-season outing
“Burning Love” is a spoof of dating reality shows. 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.
The announcement follows the success of season one on E! this spring. “Burning Love” is nominated for a 2013 Prime-time Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format, Live-Action, Entertainment Program.”
In season two, men will compete in a 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 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.”