Yahoo and Paramount announced the renewal of its comedy series Burning Love, which debuted in June on Yahoo Screen. There will be at least two more seasons, beginning next year.
“The star-studded first season of Burning Love, produced by Ben Stiller (among others), premiered to critical acclaim and is coming back with another exciting season that will feature Ken Marino, June Diane Raphael and Natasha Leggero as well as new characters in their quest to find true love,” a spokesperson for Yahoo tells WebProNews. “The series has been renewed for two more seasons to give comedy fans more of the content they want.”
“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.”
Ben Stiller says, “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.”
The next two installments will be written by Erica Oyama (Childrens’ Hospital) and directed by Ken Marino.