YouTube stardom is no guarantee of success on other streaming services, it appears. Netflix has dropped Miranda Sings’ Haters Back Off after two seasons, marking a short run for the first YouTuber to land a scripted series. It’s not certain exactly why Netflix ditched the show, but it’s reasonable to say that lukewarm reviews played a part. Colleen Ballinger’s over-the-top performance as Sings made her a hit on YouTube, where short off-the-cuff videos thrive, but critics have argued that it didn’t work so well when stretched out to TV-length episodes with the scripting to match.



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