Paramount’s Insurge Pictures and Yahoo! Announce Hit Comedy Series ‘Burning Love’ Will Return to Yahoo! Screen for Two

  Paramount’s Insurge Pictures and Yahoo! Announce Hit Comedy Series ‘Burning
  Love’ Will Return to Yahoo! Screen for Two More Seasons

  Breakout Series is Produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Digital, Abominable
                     Pictures, Ken Marino and Erica Oyama

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- October 25, 2012

Paramount’s Insurge Pictures and Yahoo! today announced that Burning Love, the
popular comedy series that spoofs reality dating shows, will return for two
more hilarious seasons on Yahoo! Screen ( in 2013.

“At Yahoo!, we program based on insights about what our users want to watch,”
said Erin McPherson, VP and Head of Video at Yahoo!. “We knew we found a hit
with Burning Love given the caliber of the talent and the subject matter—and
it was proven shortly after the launch with all the binge viewing that took
place. We’re excited to offer two more seasons of it to our audience.”

“The success of Burning Love is a testament to the unparalleled creative team
that delivered a truly hilarious series and set a new bar for original digital
entertainment,” said Amy Powell, President of Insurge Pictures and EVP of
Interactive Theatrical Marketing for Paramount Pictures. “Yahoo! did a
tremendous job of getting the series in front of their audience, and we are
thrilled to be working with them to bring the next two seasons to fans.”

The first season of Burning Love ( launched June 4^th
domestically on Yahoo! Screen to critical acclaim. The series media called
‘ridiculously awesome’ (Buzz Sugar), and ‘a hilarious parody series’
(Entertainment Weekly), followed fireman Mark Orlando (Ken Marino) in his
search for the perfect woman to marry or at least be engaged. Burning Love
featured an impressive line up of comedic actors from film and television
including Marino, Ben Stiller, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Michael Ian Black,
Ken Jeong, Adam Scott, Abigail Spencer, Natasha Leggero, June Diane Raphael,
Noureen DeWulf, Janet Varney, Kerri Kenney Silver, Paul Scheer, Beth Dover,
and many more.

"We are very excited to keep Burning Love on the fire -- get ready for it to
get hotter and hotter till it scalds your comedy taste buds off," commented

The next two installments of Burning Love will also be written by Erica Oyama
(Childrens Hospital) and directed by Ken Marino and feature some returning
cast including Ken Marino, June Diane Raphael and Natasha Leggero as well as
new characters in their quest to find true love.

Season 2 follows Julie (June Diane Raphael), who failed to capture Mark
Orlando’s heart in Season 1 of Burning Love, as she searches for love in a
group of guys who are hopefully all there for the right reasons.

Season 3 Burning Down The House reunites our favorite rejected guys and girls
as they return to the Burning Love mansion to compete for a hefty prize and
for each other's affection.

Burning Love is executive produced by Red Hour’s Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld
and Mike Rosenstein, Abominable Pictures’ Jonathan Stern, Ken Marino and Erica
Oyama’s Dancing Workfriend with Paramount’s Insurge Pictures distributing the

Ben Stiller and Red Hour Films have an extensive history creating top tier
comedy in film and television as well as for digital platforms, including
Tropic Thunder, Zoolander, Dodgeball, Stiller and Meara for Yahoo!, and now
Burning Love. Jon Stern’s Abominable Pictures has an impressive track record
for creating successful comedy television and digital series including
Childrens Hospital and NTSF: SD: SUV.

For more information on Burning Love visit or follow Mark
Orlando on Twitter at @BurningLoveMark or Facebook at

Yahoo! sets the bar for best-in-class original video programming. With its
recently launched video destination, Yahoo! Screen (,
the development of women’s, men’s and comedy slates, and collaborations with
world-class storytellers, creative partners and original voices, Yahoo!
continues to build on its leadership position in video and to provide
consumers and advertisers with the best premium content online.

About Paramount

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of
filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading
content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital
entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most
powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures,
Paramount Animation, ParamountVantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures,
MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount
Famous Productions, ParamountHome Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures
International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

About Yahoo!

Yahoo! is focused on creating deeply personal digital experiences that keep
more than half a billion people connected to what matters most to them, across
devices and around the globe. Yahoo!'s unique combination of Science + Art +
Scale connects advertisers to the consumers who build their businesses. Yahoo!
is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. For more information, visit the
pressroom ( or the company's blog, Yodel Anecdotal


Paramount Pictures
Jennifer St. Clair, 323-956-2993
Yahoo! Global Communications
Bahareh Ramin, 310-907-2931
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