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TV News: Netflix Series ‘Haters Back Off’ First Look; Disney XD Orders ‘MECH-X4’ Season 2

In today’s TV news roundup, Netflix released the first images for the upcoming series “Haters Back Off” starring Colleen Ballinger as Miranda SingsAlso, Disney XD greenlit the second season of “MECH-X4” ahead of the series’ premiere.

DEVELOPMENT

Disney XD has ordered a second season of the sci-fi adventure series “MECH-X4,” ahead its two-episode debut on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. Newcomer Nathaniel James Potvin stars as Ryan Walker, a student who discovers he is able to control technology with his mind. The series also includes Raymond Cham (“Teen Beach 2”), Kamran Lucas (“Girl Meets World”), Pearce Joza (“Lab Rats”) and Alyssa Jirrels (“Girl Meets World”). “MECH-X4” is created and executive produced by Steve Marmel (“Sonny with a Chance”), with Anupam Nigam (“Defiance”) and Brian Hamilton (“Robson Arms”) also serving as executive producers.

ABC announced on Thursday that the network will air a two-hour program of music, dance and the spoken word called “Taking the Stage – Changing America” to honor the unveiling of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Executive produced by Don Mischer and Quincy Jones, along with Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare, the broadcast will include dignitaries, athletes and artists from around the world to “explore and celebrate African-American contributions to the global landscape.” The program will also feature exclusive footage at some of the museum’s collections. “Taking the Stage – Changing America” will be filmed Sept. 23 and will air during the 2016-17 television season.

FIRST LOOK

The first images of the upcoming Netflix series “Haters Back Off” were released by the company on Thursday. The series stars Colleen Ballinger as her iconic YouTube persona Miranda Sings, and explores the peculiar life of the self-proclaimed quadruple threat. The show will also include Steve Little (“Eastbound & Down”), Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) and Erik Stocklin (“Mistresses”). “Haters Back Off” is scheduled to premiere on Friday, Oct. 14.

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