VH1 GREENLIGHTS NEW SEASONS OF EMMY(R) AWARD-WINNING "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE" AND "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE: UNTUCKED" AFTERSHOW
NEW YORK, NY - June 13, 2018 - VH1 today announced that Emmy(R) Award-winning "RuPaul's Drag Race," has been greenlit for a new season, bringing viewers more sickening queens and killer lip syncs. The new season will follow a record-breaking season 10, which is currently the most watched in franchise history. Additionally, the network renewed the Emmy(R) Award-nominated aftershow, "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked," which provides an intimate look into the conversations between the queens as they await to learn their fate behind the mainstage.
"After ten sickening seasons, the Drag Race phenomenon is just getting started," said executive producer and Emmy(R) Award-winning host RuPaul Charles. "I want to thank VH1 for providing this amazing platform for a whole new generation of super talented drag queens."
"We are thrilled that 'Drag Race' will continue to lead the conversation of inclusion and diversity as the show embarks on its eleventh season," said Pamela Post, SVP Original Programming & Development at VH1. "It's unprecedented for a show to continue to grow on the scale that 'Drag Race' has, and it's just the beginning."
"RuPaul's Drag Race" milestone season 10 is currently the most watched season in franchise history across both "Drag Race" and "All Stars." The season is averaging 794,000 P18-49 Live+7 viewers and 1.2 million Live+7 total viewers.
Tune-in on Thursday, June 14th at 8:00 PM ET/PT as the top four queens must write and perform a verse in a performance of RuPaul's hit single, "American," and guest on RuPaul's podcast with Michelle Visage. Choreographer Todrick Hall, style superstar Carson Kressley and the hilarious Ross Mathews guest judge. Then, on Thursday, June 21st at 8:00 PM ET/PT watch the queens spill the tea for the season 10 reunion, and be there for the highly-anticipated finale on Thursday, June 28th at 8:00 PM ET/PT.
For more information on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and up-to-date news, go to RuPaulsDragRace.com. Follow @RuPaulsDragRace on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for all of the latest tea and use #DragRace to join the conversation.
"RuPaul's Drag Race" and "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" are produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers for VH1, and Jen Passovoy serves as Producer.
Source: NMR, Live+7, P18-49 and P2+ 000s, S10: 3/22/18-5/24/18 compared to all other seasons of Ru across VH1 and Logo (Ru 2-9 + AS 1-3), ranked on impressions.
VH1 is the dominant pop culture brand for adults 18-34. The network is available in 86 million U.S. households and has an array of digital channels and services including the VH1 App, VH1.com and @VH1. VH1 is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).
About World of Wonder:
Award-winning production company World of Wonder is behind entertaining and critically acclaimed hit series including the Emmy(R) Award winning RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1/Logo), which received a groundbreaking seven 2017 Emmy(R) nominations, Million Dollar Listing LA & NY (Bravo), Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce (Fuse), and Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric (National Geographic). World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Menendez: Blood Brothers, Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, I Am Britney Jean, In Vogue: The Editor's Eye, Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Nature Programming and Out of Iraq, which won an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Special Class Special. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.