Wednesday, March 1, 2017

"RuPaul's Drag Race" Sashaying To VH1

Lady Gaga (L) is set to appear during Season 9 of "RuPaul's Drag Race"

RuPaul's Drag Race, in the wake of it's highest rated season ever, is sashaying away from Logo heading to greener pastures on VH1.

“Broadcasting the show on VH1 will allow more fans to experience the energy, heart and talent these fierce queens bring to the stage every week," said Senior VP of Original Programming at Logo.

Logo long ago left it's original mission of creating LGBT-centric original programming, other than RuPaul's Drag Race.

At times, Ru's relationship with the network has been a bit tempestuous. Back in 2014, the drag diva took offense to the idea that Logo would "distance" itself over a kerfuffle over the use of the word "tranny." Ru took to Twitter to remind folks who was "payin’ the f%kin’ light bill."

Via press release:

“Coming off RuPaul’s Emmy win and a ratings record-breaking season of All Stars, the fandom around RuPaul’s Drag Race has only continued to swell as we head into season nine,” said Pamela Post, SVP of Original Programming & Development at Logo. “Broadcasting the show on VH1 will allow more fans to experience the energy, heart and talent these fierce Queens bring to the stage every week.”

To celebrate the gag-worthy new season, Logo will exclusively air a Race to the Nines marathon of non-stop episodes beginning on Sunday, March 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT leading up to VH1’s season nine premiere on Friday, March 24, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. Throughout the five-day marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new bonus content including never before seen footage from the cutting room floor and interviews with previous contestants, judges and super fans including Michelle Visage, Bob the Drag Queen, Ginger Minj, Jujubee, Todrick Hall, and Lance Bass who will spill all of the “T” on the new queens.

It was recently announced that Lady Gaga will make an appearance at some time during the upcoming season.

The new season of RuPaul's Drag Race premiere's March 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on VH1.

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