RuPaul's Drag Race is a reality competition series produced by World of Wonder for the Logo TV Network. It is also the subject of this wiki. Drag superstar RuPaul is the host, mentor, main judge and inspiration for this series, which details RuPaul's search for "America's Next Drag Superstar".
The show was greenlit in May 2008 and premiered on February 2, 2009 on Logo in the US. The show has been aired on Australia, Brasil, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latin America, Spain, Sweden, the Philippines and the UK; the streaming service Netflix haves from Season 2 to Season 7 available on their online contents.
The show was marked as the most watched series on Logo in its first season, and it became the most streamed series ever on LogoTV.com during its second.
The title of the show is a play on drag queen and racing, with the title sequence and theme song "Drag Race - Original Theme", both having a "drag racing" theme.
The 9th season of this show moved from the Logo TV Network to VH1, with Logo TV still airing the episodes, but the week after it will originally air on VH1.
In addition to RuPaul, each season of Drag Race has featured two other regular judges. Additionally, each episode has guest judges who only appear in that episode.
All StarsSee: All Stars (Season 1), All Stars (Season 2), and All Stars (Season 3)
All Stars series are special seasons in which past contestants compete for a spot in the Drag Race Hall of Fame. The show's format is similar to the regular series, with challenges and a panel of judges. The first season started six months after the finale of Season 4, and 12 queens from the first four seasons competed. The second season aired in 2016, a few months after the Season 8 finale, and 10 queens from Season 2 to Season 7 competed. In 2017, it was announced that a third season would air in January of 2018.
UntuckedSee: RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked
RuPaul's Drag Race Untucked is a companion series that airs after the main series. The focus of the series is footage of the queens' conversations while backstage during the judges' deliberations. Sometimes there is also bonus footage from the workroom or runway.
RuPaul's Drag USee: RuPaul's Drag U
RuPaul's Drag U is a spin-off that ran from 2010 to 2012. In each episode, three women were paired with former Drag Race contestants, now known as "Drag Professors", who give them drag makeovers and help them to access their "inner divas".
|1||9||February 2, 2009||March 23, 2009|
|2||12||February 1, 2010||April 26, 2010|
|3||16||January 24, 2011||May 2, 2011|
|4||14||January 30, 2012||April 30, 2012|
|AS1||6||October 22, 2012||November 26, 2012|
|5||14||January 28, 2013||May 6, 2013|
|6||14||February 24, 2014||May 19, 2014|
|7||14||March 2, 2015||June 1, 2015|
|8||10||March 7, 2016||May 16, 2016|
|AS2||9||August 25, 2016||October 27, 2016|
|9||14||March 24, 2017||June 23, 2017|