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Netflix announces new scripted series with YouTube star Miranda Sings

'Haters Back Off' gets an eight-episode order.


Rae Votta


Published Jan 14, 2016   Updated May 27, 2021, 9:00 am CDT

YouTube’s favorite lipstick-smeared comedian and songstress Miranda Sings will make the jump to Netflix with a new scripted series in development with the streaming network.

Miranda Sings, real name is Colleen Ballinger-Evans, will partner with Netflix for Haters Back Off, a half-hour sitcom following an talentless star on the rise. She announced the series on her own YouTube channel with a vlog titled, “I’m Pregnant!”

In addition to her popular YouTube clips, Ballinger-Evans also notably appeared on Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee, and Seinfeld took Ballinger-Evans along for an appearance on a Tonight Show appearance. 

Netflix has given Ballinger-Evans an eight-episode order for the series. This is not the first network that’s given a chance to a YouTuber. Grace Helbig helmed a weekly talk show for E! last year, and the RocketJump team recently finished an eight-episode stint on Hulu

Screengrab via Miranda Sings/YouTube

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*First Published: Jan 14, 2016, 6:35 pm CST