RuPaul’s Drag Race will return next week, and more information has been revealed about season nine of the reality competition series. The guest judges that will appear are now known. A new trailer has also been released. It was previously revealed that Lady Gaga would appear on the season nine premiere.
Logo shared a press statement with all of the new details. Check out both the press release and trailer below.
“Logo’s Emmy(R) Award-winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race” today revealed the guest judges that will sashay onto the runway when the new season begins on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT, now on VH1.
Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or “Sashay Away.” This season’s celebrity guest judges include Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow, Cheyenne Jackson, Meghan Trainor, Kesha, The B-52s, Naya Rivera, Andie MacDowell, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Denis O’Hare, Noah Galvin, Todrick Hall, Tamar Braxton, Lisa Robertson, Joan Smalls, Candis Cayne, Fortune Feimster and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.
To celebrate the new season, Logo will exclusively air a ‘Race to the Nines’ marathon of non-stop episodes beginning on Sunday, March 19th at 8:00 PM ET/PT leading up to VH1’s season nine premiere on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Throughout the five day marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new bonus content including never before seen footage from the cutting room floor and interviews with previous contestants, judges and super fans including Michelle Visage, Bob the Drag Queen, Ginger Minj, Jujubee, Todrick Hall, and Lance Bass who will spill all of the “T” on the new queens.
The ‘Race to the Nines’ series marathon leads into the season nine premiere extravaganza that will feature Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, and a shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in “Drag Race” herstory. Additionally, it will unveil a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Along the way, they’ll face an unpredictable competition and deliver watercooler moments as these talented ladies of drag join the fabulous 100 Queens who fought for the crown before them.
The 13 previously announced Queens include: Aja (Brooklyn, NY), Alexis Michelle (New York, NY), Charlie Hides (London, UK), Eureka (Johnson City, TN) Farrah Moan (Las Vegas, NV), Jaymes Mansfield (Madison, WI), Kimora Blac (Las Vegas, NV), Nina Bo’nina Brown (Atlanta, GA), Peppermint (New York, NY), Sasha Velour (Brooklyn, NY), Shea Couleé (Chicago, IL), Trinity Taylor (Orlando, FL), and Valentina (Los Angeles, CA).
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” season nine is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producer for Logo.
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