Burning Love (TV series)

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Burning Love
Genre Parody
Deadpan
Created by Erica Oyama
Written by Erica Oyama
Directed by Ken Marino
Starring Michael Ian Black
Ken Marino
June Diane Raphael
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 42
Production
Executive producer(s) Jonathan Stern
Stuart Cornfeld
Michael J. Rosenstein
Ken Marino
Erica Oyama
Ben Stiller
Running time 12 minutes
22 minutes (syndicated version)
Production company(s) Red Hour Films
Abominable Pictures
Dancing Workfriend
Insurge Pictures
Yahoo! Studios
Release
Original network Yahoo! Screen
E! (syndicated version)
Original release June 4, 2012 – April 29, 2013
External links
Website

Burning Love is a scripted comedy series produced by Ben Stiller, which is a spoof of reality dating competition shows like The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad.[1] The show was created and written by Erica Oyama, while her husband, Ken Marino, co-produced, directed and starred in the series.

The show premiered on the web on Yahoo! Screen's Comedy Channel[2] and was later picked up for television.[3] In 2013, the series was nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Special Class - Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs category.[4]

Cast[edit]

Season 1[edit]

The contestants:

Other characters:

Season 2 cast[edit]

The contestants:

Other characters:

Season 3 cast[edit]

The contestants:

  • June Diane Raphael as Julie, the "damaged goods" contestant (Mark's season, Julie's season)
  • Joe Lo Truglio as Alex, the single dad who’s emotional about not seeing his son (Julie's season)
  • Natasha Leggero as Haley, the sex freak (Mark's season)
  • Rob Huebel as Simon, a prince (Julie's season)
  • Leslie Bibb as Bevarly, the southern party girl (Joe's season)
  • Ryan Hansen as Blaze, the bad boy (Julie's season)
  • Abigail Spencer as Annie, the "too perfect" contestant (Mark's season, Annie's season)
  • Alex Anfanger as Noah, the virgin (Annie's season)
  • Carly Craig as Felicia, the hot one (Joe's season)
  • Kumail Nanjiani as Zakir, the bonus contestant (Julie's season)
  • Helen Slayton-Hughes as Virginia, the twin of Agnes the older woman
  • Armen Weitzman as Hathwell, the super fan
  • Morgan Walsh as Vivian, a formerly pregnant contestant (Mark's season)
  • Ken Marino as Mark, the sexy fireman (Mark's season)
  • Christine Taylor as Symphony, the regretful winner (Joe's season)
  • Beth Dover as Lexie, a contestant obsessed with Blaze (Mark's season)
  • Janet Varney as Carly, the lesbian (Mark's season)
  • Rob Delaney as Kirk, the life of the party (Annie's season)

Other characters:

  • Thomas Lennon as Lev Realness, a pop singer who sleeps with Haley
  • Casey Wilson as Aunt Pam, Julie's aunt who gives her and Mark relationship counseling over the phone.
  • Jeff Ross as himself
  • Seth Rogen as Roger, a trainee medic
  • Colton Dunn as Tim, the medic
  • Paul Scheer as Robby Z, who returns as a judge for the dancing competition
  • Carla Gallo as Tamara P, who returns as a judge for the dancing competition
  • David Wain as Reg Durjmah, a "famed raincoat designer" who is the third judge for the dancing competition

Story and episodes[edit]

Depending on the season, the show either follows a man or a woman who is looking for the perfect mate from a pool of contestants, or has contestants living together in a mansion competing for a cash prize. Season one showcases fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) as the bachelor. Season two of the series, which premiered in February 2013, stars June Diane Raphael reprising her role as season one contestant Julie, now the bachelorette given the chance to find the perfect man. Season three also premiered in 2013 and starred former contestants from seasons one and two competing for a $900 prize rather than for love (similar to Bachelor spin-off, Bachelor Pad).[5]

Season chronology[edit]

The seasons of the show as listed do not match the internally referenced season chronology because of two fictitious seasons. Internally season one references the Joe Rutherford (Ben Stiller) season, and seasons two and three reference the Annie (Abigail Spencer) season. Neither of these seasons actually occurred but are frequently mentioned during the course of various real episodes. Season three also announced a nonexistent season with superfan Hathwell Crisping.

Burning Love with Joe Rutherford (nonexistent)

1. Burning Love with Mark Orlando

Burning Love: Hot For Teacher (nonexistent) with Annie

2. Burning Love with Julie Gristlewhite

3. Burning Love: Burning Down The House

Burning Love: A Fanty Tale (nonexistent) with Hathwell Granger Crisping

Season 1[edit]

Mark's Call-Out Order
# Bachelorettes Episodes
1 2 4 5 6/7 8/9/10 11 13 14
1 Annie Tamara G. Titi Tamara G. Annie Willow Titi Annie Annie Annie
2 Agnes Julie Julie Titi Julie Titi Carly Carly Carly Titi
3 Ballerina Annie Lexie Haley Tamara G. Carly Annie Titi Ballerina1 Carly
4 Carly Haley Haley Agnes Titi Tamara G. Willow Tamara G.
5 Dana Mandy Agnes Annie Vivian Haley Tamara G.
6 Destiny Willow Willow Vivian Carly Annie Haley
7 Haley Titi Carly Willow Willow Vivian
8 Julie Carly Mandy Carly Haley Julie
9 Lexie Agnes Vivian Lexi Agnes Agnes
10 Mandy Lexie Annie Julie Lexi
11 Shera Tamara P. Tamara G. Mandy
12 Tamara G. Destiny Dana
13 Tamara P. Vivian Destiny
14 Titi Dana Tamara P.
15 Vivian Ballerina Ballerina
16 Willow Shera
  • 1 Bachelor Mark decided that this contestant was who he wanted to propose to.
  • The after the final hose ceremony episode.
     The contestant was eliminated when bachelorettes first arrived.
     The contestant was eliminated during hose ceremony.
     The contestant was eliminated by other contestants.
     The contestant received hose on group date.
     The contestant was eliminated in episode 6 on one-on-one date.
     The contestant was eliminated in episode 8 for violating rules.
     The contestant was eliminated in episode 9 on two-on-one date.
     The contestant was eliminated in the final proposal ceremony.
     The contestant was proposed to and accepted proposal.
     The contestant was proposed to and rejected proposal.

Season 2[edit]

Julie's Call-Out Order
Order Episode
1/2 3/4 5 6/7 8/9/10 11 12/13
1 Blaze Blaze Blaze Simon Blaze Alex* Mark
2 Simon Henry Allison Leo Henry Henry* Blaze
3 Alex Wally Henry Henry Alex Blaze Alex
4 Max Alex Alex Max Max Henry
5 Leo Max Max Alex Leo
6 Henry Allison Teddy Blaze Simon
7 Wally Teddy Leo Teddy
8 Damien Leo Simon Allison
9 Robby Z Simon Wally
10 Teddy Damien
11 Allison Robby Z
12 Zakir Zakir
13 Khris
  • * Both contestants were given the box simultaneously
     The contestant was eliminated at the box ceremony
     The contestant was eliminated for being too drunk, getting into a fight, and urinating in the wine cellar.
     The contestant was eliminated while on the puppet date for calling it 'dumb'
     The contestant left on his own for not being into Julie
     The contestant was given a box while on zoo date
     The contestant was given a box while on camping date
     The contestant left on his own since Julie isn't Jewish
     The contestant proposed to Julie but she rejected him
     The contestant proposed to Julie but then he had to bounce because he wasn't into Julie
     The contestant proposed to Julie who accepted but then removed her acceptance to accept Blaze's then Mark's Proposal
     The contestant proposed to Julie and she accepted

Season 3: Contestant standings by episode[edit]

# Contestants Episodes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
1 Annie IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN WIN
2 Blaze IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
3 Julie IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT IN IN OUT
4 Mark IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
5 Carly IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
6 Zakir IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
7 Felicia IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
8 Hathwell IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
9 Simon IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
10 Virginia IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
11 Alex IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
12 Lexi IN IN IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
13 Haley IN IN IN IN IN IN OUT
14 Bevarly IN IN IN IN OUT
15 Noah IN IN IN IN OUT
16 Kirk IN OUT
17 Vivian IN OUT
18 Symphony OUT
     The contestant won the challenge
     The contestant was eliminated by other players
     The contestant quit
     The contestant was taken on a date by the challenge winner
     The contestant was taken on a date by the challenge winner and was granted immunity
     The contestant was forced to leave when she was arrested
     The contestant left because she was impregnated
     The contestant was eliminated when they lost the challenge
     The contestant returned because the rule book states that everyone needed a partner
     The contestant was voted by the other contestant as a member of the winning couple and chose the money over the relationship, therefore winning overall
     The contestant was voted by the other contestant as a member of the winning couple and chose the relationship over the money, therefore losing out on the prize money

Television[edit]

The first season of Burning Love had its worldwide television premiere on E! in Australia in January 2013 and E! in America on February 25, 2013.[3] In Canada, the series premiered on Much; a sister to the local version of E!.[6]

The first season premiered in the UK on Netflix in October 2013, edited into a 110-minute movie.[7] The second season premiered on Australia's E! in February 2014, with the third season premiering on March 6, 2014.

Home media[edit]

Season one was released on DVD on November 12, 2013. A year later, seasons two and three were released together as a two-disc set on September 16, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ben Stiller Spoofs 'The Bachelor' In Yahoo's 'Burning Love'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  2. ^ Bort, Ryan (May 14, 2012). "Ken Marino's The Bachelor Parody, Burning Love". Paste Magazine. Paste Media Group. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Bierly, Mandi (January 28, 2013). "'Burning Love' comes to E!". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Burning Love". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 22 July 2015. 
  5. ^ Stransky, Tanner. "Ken Marino talks 'Burning Love' seasons 2 and 3 - EXCLUSIVE | PopWatch | EW.com". Popwatch.ew.com. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  6. ^ "Press Room". Bell Media. 
  7. ^ "Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online". 

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