Bachelor parody starring cast members from Party Down, Parks & Rec: awesome

This summer, Yahoo will air Burning Love, a web series that’s a parody of The Bachelor, but what separates this one from those that have come before it is the pedigree of its actors. It’s hard to parody reality television, but these actors have done it before, starring in series that borrow reality television’s form and feel authentic despite being fictional.

They come from outstanding comedy series, such as Parks & Recreation (Adam Scott), Party Down (Ken Marino, Adam Scott, Kristen Bell), and highly underrated reality parody The Comeback (Malin Akerman). The series debuts June 4, and is produced by Ben Stiller and others; written by Erica Oyama; and directed by its star, Ken Marino. But just watch the trailer:

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.