On the heels of the franchise's 11 Emmy(R) nominations, VH1 greenlights new seasons of "RuPaul's Drag Race," "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked," and "RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race"
The global phenomenon celebrated its most watched episode ever this year
New York, NY - August 23, 2021 - 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 talented queens for an iconic 14th season. The Emmy(R) nominated after-show, "RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked" also returns, airing each week after brand new episodes of "Drag Race."
Additionally, "RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race" has been greenlit for a second season, giving a new batch of unexpected celebrities the chance to become "America's Next Celeb Drag Superstar" and donate to the charity of their choice.
"I am extremely grateful to all the amazing and talented Drag Race queens - past, present and future - that continue to inspire us to find new ways to tell their stories," said five-time Emmy(R) Award-winning Host and Executive Producer, RuPaul. "Through love, light and laughter, they remind all of us that the most powerful thing you can do is to become the image of your own imagination."
The season 13 grand finale of "RuPaul's Drag Race" saw the final 4 queens, Gottmik, Kandy Muse, Symone and Rosé battle it out for the title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." Symone was crowned winner with LaLa Ri named as reigning "Miss Congeniality." The season also garnered multiple viewership milestones including the premiere which was the most watched episode in franchise history and a series high on share for the finale with a 4.6 L3. Additionally, season 13 was the #2 most social cable program of 2021 thus far.
Throughout the month of August in Los Angeles, fans can sashay down to Melrose & North La Jolla Avenue to visit the "RuPaul's Drag Race" mural from artist Antonio Rael. Guests who visit the mural can upload their photo to their story, reel, or Instagram using the hashtag #DragRaceFYCMural and tag @RuPaulsDragRace and @lalgbtcenter. For each post with the hashtag and tags, VH1 will make a donation, up to a total donation of $5,000, to the Los Angeles LGBT Center.
Viewers will get to relive the season 13 eleganza with a marathon viewing event on Monday, August 23, 2021 beginning at 6 a.m. ET 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," "RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked" and "RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race" are produced by World of Wonder Productions.
Source: Nielsen, L3 data unless noted; most watched based on P2+ 000s; social- SCR.