The release date for RuPaul`s Drag Race season 9 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of RuPaul`s Drag Race season 9 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Logo has officially renewed the series for another season expected to debut in 2017. To get notified of the exact premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
About the show
RuPaul`s Drag Race is a US reality competition TV series airing on Logo TV and produced by World of Wonder. The show`s been broadcast since 2009 and is in its 8th season which has aired on March 7, 2016.
RuPaul Charles searches for the next American drag superstar, and acts as host, mentor, and continuous inspiration for the show. He also heads the panel of judges on the program. Contestants go through a variety of challenges each week- these may include clothing design and construction, comedy presentations and on-stage performances. Besides the coveted title of America`s Next Drag Superstar, the prize package includes $100,000, a huge supply of cosmetics and a headliner spot on the Drag Race Tour.
Awards, ratings and renewal potential
The program has ranked the most-watched show on Logo TV, and has been nominated for a number of significant awards, including a Creative Arms Emmy Award and four Critics` Choice Television Award. It also received the Outstanding Reality Program award at the 21st GLAAD Media Award. The series airs internationally in Europe, Latin America, Australia, Canada and the Philippines. The season premiere viewership has fluctuated from 301,000 for season 1, to 565,000 to the series high in season 5, to the season 6 series low with 205,000. Season 7, the last completed one, rebounded with 348,000 viewers for the opening episode. With the degree of popularity and the steady support that RuPaul`s Drag Race enjoys there seems to be no chance of it being canceled.
UPDATED July 21, 2016: Logo`s highest-rated series, RuPaul`s Drag Race, has been renewed for a ninth season immediately after the exciting season 8 has scored two Emmy Award nominations – for costumes and for RuPaul as outstanding reality host. The show`s been a solid hit for Logo and enjoys a huge social media following. The next season of the intensely competitive program might be the most exciting one yet, although it`s difficult to imagine. Sign up for our automatic updates, and we`ll inform you as soon as the release date for RuPaul`s Drag Race is announced.
UPDATED December 4, 2016: Bigger and crazier than ever, the ninth season of reality competition series RuPaul`s Drag Race will premiere some time in 2017, Logo TV announced. The cast of the upcoming chapter has not yet been confirmed, but rumors have it that Aja, Eva Styled, Farrah Moan, Valentina, Eureka O`Hara, Kimora Blac, Charlie Hides Peppermint and Trinity Taylor will all be back to compete. Stay tuned, and we`ll bring you the most relevant details and the exact release date of RuPaul`s Drag Race season 9.