Did you know that House of Cards and its Netflix cohorts were not the only online TV programs to score Primetime Emmy nods? Burning Love, which landed on E! back in February, also received a nomination (along other web favorites) in the category for ‘Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format, Live-Action, Entertainment Program.’ As it turns out, Ken Marino and Erica Oyama‘s hilarious parody of The Bachelor was a big hit on TV, and its small screen distributor is hungry for more. E! has also picked up the show’s second and third seasons, and will air them beginning in the fall.
Burning Love‘s first season, which originally debuted on Yahoo in 2012, made the move to TV just eight days after it obliterated the competition at the 3rd Streamy Awards, where it scooped up four trophies. TV viewers instantly took to the pitch-perfect satire, and it scored more than seven million viewers across its seven full-length episodes.
The second and third seasons, though they each switch up the format, were similarly well-received when they arrived last February and April respectively. Going off of E!’s policy for the first season, I would expect seasons two and three to be removed from Yahoo once the TV version debuts, so if you haven’t seen them yet (or if you’d like to watch them again), you should do that ASAP.
“The success that Burning Love has found on E! is the only thing keeping our marriage together,” joked Marino and Oyama. “For the sake of our children, we hope viewers continue to watch!” So there you have it. If you don’t want to see this adorable couple split up, you know what to do.