Another day, another curveball.
RuPaul's Drag Race, a show that's become a global phenom, is switching things up. Again. Today, In a tweet, the longrunning series announced that it will change networks for the "biggest" season yet.
"I want my MTV!" the official RuPaul's Drag Raceaccount tweeted. "We're revving our engines for the BIGGEST season of #DragRace yet -- premieres Friday Jan 6 at 8/7c on its new home @MTV." Season 15, here we come.
What is the reason RuPaul? What is the reason?!
Day 1 fans of the franchise will remember that Drag Race started on Logo -- insert joke about Vaseline-coated camera lenses here. Then, the series moved to VH1 in season 9. With it, Viacom, the company that owns both networks, leaned into the show. The move to VH1 brought judges like Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, and more. And that's where it has been for the past five seasons.
One of the show's spinoffs, RuPaul's Drag Race: All Stars hopped ship from VH1 with season six -- this was originally going to happen with season five and was supposed to be for Showtime but the pandemic changed those plans. Beginning with season six, the series ran on Paramount+, and remains there.
There's a chance that this move to MTV for the flagship show will also come with renewed investment, giving us the "biggest" season that the series promises.
RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race will enter its third season in 2023 and as of now is still slated for VH1. The year will also bring more international versions.
"With the global expansion of RuPaul's Drag Race, we're thrilled to bring the franchise into three new Paramount+ territories - Germany, Brazil and Mexico - and are very excited that RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race will return for a third season with our partners at VH1/BET," Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios, said in a release.
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