On the Heels of 11 Emmy(R) Nominations for the "RuPaul's Drag Race" Franchise, VH1 Greenlights New Seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked"
Herstoric Season 15 to mark the 200th episode of RuPaul's Drag Race
New York, NY - August 15, 2022 - On the heels of an impressive 11 Emmy(R) Award nominations across the franchise, VH1 today announced that RuPaul's Drag Race and RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked have been greenlit for new seasons. The record breaking competition series, RuPaul's Drag Race, will introduce a new group of sickening queens for a highly anticipated 15th season which will also include the landmark 200th episode. The Emmy(R) Award-winning after-show, RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked also returns, airing each week after brand new episodes of Drag Race.
"When I hear season 15 of RuPaul's Drag Race, I have to pinch myself - I just won't tell you where," said six-time Emmy(R) Award-winning host and Executive Producer, RuPaul. "We never take for granted the opportunity we've been given to showcase drag excellence and tell authentic queer stories. Thank you to the fans, World of Wonder, VH1, our cast and crew, and most of all, our brave and beautiful queens."
The season 14 grand finale of RuPaul's Drag Race saw the final five queens, Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Bosco, Daya Betty, Lady Camden and Willow Pill go head-to-head for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Willow Pill was crowned winner and Kornbread was named "Miss Congeniality." The season also garnered some viewership milestones including the premiere, which marked the show's highest rated debut since 2018.
Throughout the month of August in Los Angeles, fans can strut down to Carrera Cafe to visit the RuPaul's Drag Race mural. The cafe will have special RuPaul's Drag Race coffee topper promotions along with coffee cup sleeves for a limited time. Fans can upload their photo, story or reel across social media platforms using the hashtag #DragRaceFYCMural and tag @RuPaulsDragRace and @lalgbtcenter. For each post with the hashtag and tags, VH1 will make a donation to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Every Friday at 8:00pm ET/PT on VH1, fans can experience the new season of RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, nine celebrities from all walks of life have agreed to leave their famous identities behind as they fully embrace the miracle of drag. Each week the celebs will compete in an epic lipsync showdown - the best queens will move on and the bottom two queens will lipsync for their lives sending one celebrity home. The contestants will be mentored by "Queen Supremes" Brooke Lynn Hytes, Jujubee, and Monét X Change. Additional Drag Race legends set to make special appearances this season include Eureka, Gottmik, Katya, Morgan McMichaels, Silky Nutmeg Ganache, and Violet Chachki. RuPaul returns as host alongside resident judges Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, and Ross Mathews.
Viewers will get to relive the season 14 eleganza with a marathon viewing event on Monday, August 15, beginning at 9pm ET/PT on Logo.
For more information and up-to-date news, go to www.vh1press.com. Join the conversation by using #DragRace and follow the official accounts on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and TikTok.
"RuPaul's Drag Race," and "RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked" are produced by World of Wonder Productions.
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About World of Wonder:
World of Wonder (WOW) has reshaped international pop culture, earning 28 Emmys, inspiring two Oscars, creating global network WOW Presents Plus across 190 territories, and bringing drag culture to the world stage via RuPaul's Drag Race and DragCon. WOW's pioneering television portfolio includes other smash-hit franchises like Million Dollar Listing. Their film division WOW Docs produces groundbreaking documentaries including Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Party Monster, and The Eyes of Tammy Faye. WOW also operates YouTube channel WOWPresents, music label World of Wonder Records, the WOW Podcast Network, and year-round international live events. Co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato have been profiled in Variety's Reality TV Impact Report. Honors for their trailblazing work include the IDA Pioneer Award, Realscreen's Global 100 list, and the OUT 100. In 2022, World of Wonder was ranked #2 among film and TV powerhouses in Fast Company's World's 50 Most Innovative Companies.