‘RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars’ Moving From VH1 To Showtime With New Season This June
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is being moved from VH1 to premium cable network Showtime with the premiere of its new season this June.
According E! News, Viacom has decided to move the show following the season 12 finale of the regular Drag Race.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is a culture-defining show that fits perfectly within the contemporary programming Showtime offers in both scripted and unscripted,” Jana Winograde, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc., said in a statement according to the outlet.
“We are excited to take advantage of our relationship with our new sister company VH1 to present a special edition of this sensational series and bring in this passionate and robust fanbase,” she continued. “It’s the latest example of how we can leverage our combined portfolio to provide new experiences for our audience.”
The move, which is huge for the brand and expected to drive subscribers to Showtime, comes following the massive Viacom merger which saw VH1 and Showtime come together.
In addition, the premium cable network was previously the home of The L Word and Queer as Folk, so it has a connection to the LGBTQ community.
RuPaul’s Drag Race premieres this Friday on VH1.