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During a performance on the mainstage at VidCon, Colleen Ballinger-Evans -- the creator of one of YouTube’s most beloved characters, Miranda Sings -- announced that an original Netflix series starring the delusional diva is slated to premiere globally on October 14.
Titled Haters Back Off, the eight-episode series is “all about my life and how I came to be,” raps Sings in a video announcing the premiere date -- which she also shared for the first time at VidCon. At the event, Sings introduced fans to two of her co-stars: Erik Stocklin, who plays Miranda’s best friend, and Steve Little, who plays her uncle.
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- Geoff Weiss
The twisted universe of Miranda Sings just got a little more twisted. Colleen Evans, the YouTube mastermind behind the delusional chanteuse, just unveiled two of Miranda’s much-talked-about-but-never-before-seen family members, who are set to costar in the forthcoming scripted Netflix series Haters Back Off.
In a video on her personal channel, Evans shared that Miranda’s mother, Bethany, would be played by The Office’s Angela Kinsey. Miranda’s uncle, Jim, with whom she has an oddly-charged relationship, will be played by The Grinder’s Steve Little.
“They have been in my head for eight years,” Evans said of the characters. “You guys have been wanting to see Miranda’s mom and uncle in videos for years -- you’ve been begging for it -- and I’ve been saving them for this Netflix original series.” Following the announcement, Kinsey joined Evans for a classic YouTube collaboration in which they »
- Geoff Weiss
In Tuesday’s news round-up, “Scream Queens” star Keke Palmer is being presented with the Nab Television Chairman’s Award. Plus, Wgn America has announced the Season 3 return of “Salem” and Netflix has released a trailer for Season 2 of “Grace and Frankie”. . .
Wgn America has set a Halloween week premiere date for Season 3 of its supernatural drama “Salem,” and released a 30-second teaser trailer for the upcoming season. Marilyn Manson will guest star as multitasking barber-surgeon Thomas Dinley in Season 3, which also stars Janet Montgomery, Shane West, Seth Gabel and Ashley Madekwe.
Since her breakout role in the 2006 drama “Akeelah and the Bee,” Palmer has starred in the hit Nickelodeon series “True Jackson, VP,” performed as the first African American Cinderella on Broadway and »
- Alyssa Sage
The CW is going to take that empty storage space on your DVR and make it disappear.
The network on Tuesday announced summer return dates for its magic-centric series, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and Masters of Illusion, as well as improv staple Whose Line Is It Anyway?
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Now hosted by Himym‘s Alyson Hannigan, Penn & Teller will be back for Season 3 on Monday, July 11, at 8/7c. Masters of Illusion, also returning for its third cycle, premieres with back-to-back episodes on Friday, May 20 at 8 pm.
Rounding out the lineup is Whose Line, »
Meet Miranda Sing’s mother and uncle. The Office alumna Angela Kinsey and Steve Little (The Grinder) are set to co-star opposite Colleen Ballinger-Evans in the YouTube personality’s eight-episode Netflix half-hour comedy series Haters Back Off, from The Firm. Based on actress-comedian-singer Ballinger-Evans's most popular character, Miranda Sings, Haters Back Off delves into the oddball family life of Miranda Sings (Ballinger-Evans), an incredibly confident, totally… »
5 items from 2016
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