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:

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

about the writer

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.