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Ingrid Michaelson/Liz Tigelaar Comedy Series ‘The Way I Am’ In Works At Hulu

Deadline logo Deadline 4/24/2017 Nellie Andreeva
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In a competitive situation, Hulu has landed The Way I Am, a half-hour single-camera comedy from singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and Casual showrunner Liz Tigelaar, with Michaelson set to star.

Created by Michaelson and Tigelaar and written by Tigelaar, The Way I Am, now in development, is based on loosely Michaelson, who’s at the height of her career (even if everyone thinks she’s Lisa Loeb).

Michaelson and Tigelaar executive produce with Lynn Grossman.

The Way I Am expands Tigelaar’s relationship with Hulu, where she executive produces and showruns the Golden Globe-nominated comedy Casual, which returns for a third season next month. Additionally, Tigelaar has comedy project The Middlesteins in the works at Showtime with former CBS chairman Nina Tassler producing.

Michaelson, who had been mulling a starring TV vehicle based on her life for a while, will be releasing a five-song duets EP, titled Alter Egos, which will feature re-imagined versions of select songs from her most recent record, 2016’s It Doesn’t Have to Make Sense. The Way I Am also is the name of her most successful single to date, peaking at No. 37 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007 (you can watch its video below).

Tigelaar is repped by UTA, and Ziffren Brittenham. Michaelson is repped by UTA and Secret Road Management.


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