Bachelors everywhere better brace themselves for some laughter at their expense, because the new Yahoo Comedy web series Burning Love has its sights set on making fun of over-the-top reality show drama — especially the dating kind.
In an exclusive sneak preview on Entertainment Weekly’s PopWatch, the show’s co-creator and star Ken Marino (Party Down) explains that the obvious skewering of The Bachelor comes from a place of love, calling the ABC reality show a “very guilty pleasure” shared by he and his wife, Erica Oyama Marino, who co-wrote the scripted comedy series together.
Ken’s character is fire-fighter Mark Orlando, whom Ken describes as “oblivious to other people's feelings — basically to the point of insult." Contestants vying for Mark’s love include a homeless woman and a frisky senior citizen (clearly an homage to Season 16’s Ben Flajnik and Grandma Sheryl).
Ben Stiller, who plays a former Bachelor-type leading man, executive produced the series, which also boasts appearances by Ken Jeong (Community), Adam Scott (Parks & Rec), Michael Ian Black, Kristen Bell and even former Bachelor Jake Pavelka! According to Ken, Jake plays a character that “is a little disapproving of the show and the whole set-up.”
Jake has a sense of humor about himself — gotta love that.
Source: Entertainment Weekly
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