Logo TV has renewed RuPaul’s Drag Race for a seventh season and has announced that casting for the competition series is now underway.
The first episode of season six (except the elimination portion) has been made available via the cable channel’s app. The season kicks off on television on Monday, February 24th.
Here are the details:
LOGO TV GREENLIGHTS “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” SEASON SEVEN WITH ANNOUNCEMENT OF NATIONWIDE CASTING CALL
First Episode of Season Six Available Now Exclusively on the Logo TV App
RuPaul’s New Music Video “Geronimo” Premieres Exclusively on LogoTV.com Beginning Monday, February 24
NEW YORK, NY – February 17, 2014 – All hail the queens! One week before the sixth season premiere of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” on February 24th at 9 PM ET/PT, Logo TV, Viacom’s television, digital and social brand focused on the LGBT community, today announced that the mega-hit franchise has been greenlit for a seventh season. Production kicks off today with a nationwide casting call to find the fiercest queens across the land to compete in this genre-defining, battle royale of drag. To get fans revved up for the new season, starting today, Logo TV is pre-releasing the first episode (sans the elimination) exclusively on the new Logo TV app. A week later, LogoTV.com will exclusively premiere RuPaul’s new single “Geronimo,” from forthcoming album BORN NAKED on Monday, February 24.
“A new album, a season premiere and the official greenlight for season 7…all in the same week!?! I’m so verklemplt I could plotz,” said Executive Producer, RuPaul.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race continues to be a perennial fan favorite that has slowly become a pop culture phenomenon attracting a wide-range of viewers,” said Pamela Post, Vice President of Programming for Logo TV.
As Logo TV’s highest-rated series to date, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” has consistently grown its audience across all platforms each season. At present, it’s just shy of three million fans across all of Logo TV’s social platforms, including 1 million fans on Facebook, with tens of millions of video views online.
Starting today, fans that can’t wait another minute for the season six premiere on February 24th, can download the Logo TV app for free on iPhone and iPad to stream the first episode exclusively in the app (sans the elimination). Fans can also exclusively stream “21 1/2 Moments that Made Us Gag,” which is packed with unseen footage and insider insights featuring RuPaul, Michelle Visage, former contestants and journalists who countdown the most outrageous, shocking and heartfelt moments from the first five season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and “All Stars.”
The following week, LogoTV.com will exclusively premiere the music video for RuPaul’s double-dutch jump-rope booty bounce anthem, “Geronimo” from the album BORN NAKED. Directed by Steven Corfe and edited by Michael Roha, the music video features close-up ass-tastic twerking from Julian Serrano. To check out more RuPaul videos, interviews and news, go to LogoTV.Artists.com.
Think you have what it takes to be “America’s Next Drag Superstar?” Head to rdrcasting.com to audition for season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Races as casting begins this week… and remember.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Pamela Post serves as Executive Producer for Logo.
For more information on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and sneak preview clips, go to LogoTV.com. For up-to-date “RuPaul’s Drag Race” news and exclusives, join the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Facebook page or follow the series on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace and #DragRace. Follow along with the live gifs from the show on Tumblr and see photos on the show’s Instagram page.
Logo TV is the largest LGBT focused trendsetting entertainment brand that extends across television, digital and social. Featuring one-of-a-kind personalities and unconventional stories, Logo TV attracts a diverse audience that’s interested in staying in the forefront of pop culture. Launched in 2005, Logo TV is currently in more than 52 million homes across the United States and accessible on the web via LogoTV.com, social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as a newly launched three-in-video app. Logo is part of Viacom Music and Logo Group (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB) which features a roster of popular and highly targeted brands that include MTV, VH1 and CMT.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
Award-winning production company World of Wonder has been creating groundbreaking, non-fiction film and television for more than two decades and is responsible for over 1,200 hours of provocative, original programming. WOW’s TV series include “RuPaul’s Drag U” (Logo), “Million Dollar Listing LA,” “Million Dollar Listing NY” & “Million Dollar Listing Miami” (Bravo), “Life With La Toya” (OWN), “Island Hunters” (HGTV) and “Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce” (Fuse). World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as “Inside Deep Throat,” “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” “Party Monster,” “Monica in Black and White” and “The Last Beekeeper,” which won a 2010 Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Nature Programming, and “The Strange History of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” for HBO, which chronicles the repeal of the controversial military policy. The 2011 Sundance Film Festival hit “Becoming Chaz” and HBO special “Wishful Drinking” both garnered a total of five Emmy(R) nominations. “Becoming Chaz” went on to win the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Documentary. “In Vogue: The Editor’s Eye” brings to life the stories behind the most iconic images from the past 120 years of Vogue magazine, premiered on HBO last December. The documentary “Esquire’s 80th” launched the Esquire Network in September 2013. And most recently, “I Am Britney Jean” offers an intimate look into Britney Spears’ journey to her residency in Las Vegas premiered on E! in December 2013.
In celebration of 21 years of storytelling, World of Wonder published its first book, “The World According To Wonder” – featuring 300 never-before-seen portraits and exclusive interviews from the world’s most controversial, exposed and fascinating personalities, available now on Amazon. With offices in Hollywood and London, the company has produced cutting-edge fiction and non-fiction programming for HBO, Showtime, VH1, TLC, IFC, Discovery, MTV, E! Entertainment, Oxygen, BBC, PBS, Channel 4 UK, and other digital outlets that can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. The World of Wonder blog, The WOW Report receives more than 300,000 visitors a month.
What do you think? Do you like RuPaul’s Drag Race? Is it as good as it ever was?