[04/10/20 - 09:01 AM] VH1 Launches Event Series "RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race" Premiering Friday, April 24th at 9:30pm ET/PT During this four-part event series, the audience must tune-in to find out which film, music, television, and comedy stars will be featured in the competition.
[via press release from VH1]
VH1 launches event series "RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race" premiering Friday, April 24th at 9:30pm ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY - April 10, 2020 - VH1 today announced that "RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race," an expansion of the Emmy(R) award-winning franchise, will premiere on Friday, April 24th at 9:30pm ET/PT following an all-new episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race." "Untucked" will move to 11:00pm ET/PT to make room for the fierce stars.
During this four-part event series, the audience must tune-in to find out which film, music, television, and comedy stars will be featured in the competition. Each week, a trio of celebrities open up their heart and mind to the transformative power of drag, embracing the inner fierce queen inside of them. They all step onto the runway feeling beautiful, powerful and inspired in their own way, realizing that drag doesn't change who they are, but reveals who they are.
With the help of beloved "Queen Supremes" Alyssa Edwards, Asia O'Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, the celebrities undergo a drag transformation and compete in fan-favorite challenges to win prize money for the charity of their choice. At the end of every episode, RuPaul will crown "America's Next Celebrity Drag Race Superstar."
"RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race is a blast," said four-time Emmy(R) Award-winning host and Executive Producer RuPaul. "We put these celebrities through it! Because no matter how famous your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent is, you still put your pantyhose on one leg at a time."
Season 12 of "RuPaul's Drag Race" airs every Friday at 8:00pm ET/PT on VH1 followed by "Untucked." This week, the remaining queens get into the groove in a Queen of Pop inspired musical. Guest judges are U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and supermodel Winnie Harlow. View Promo Here
The current season of "RuPaul's Drag Race" continues to dominate in the ratings with last Friday's episode posting the franchises' highest ratings in nearly two years. Additionally, the season is pacing up +17% versus last season with P18-49.
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"RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race" is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang, San Heng and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producer for VH1 and Jen Passovoy serves as Producer.
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About World of Wonder:
For more than two decades, award-winning production company World of Wonder has introduced audiences to new worlds, talent and ideas that have shaped culture. Programming highlights include: Emmy(R) Award winning "RuPaul's Drag Race" (VH1/Logo), "Million Dollar Listing" LA & NY (Bravo), "Dancing Queen" (Netflix), "Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce" (Fuse), and "Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric" (National Geographic); award-winning films and documentaries including "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures," "Menendez: Blood Brothers," "Inside Deep Throat," "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," "I Am Britney Jean," "In Vogue: The Editor's Eye," "Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking," "Monica in Black and White," Emmy-winning "The Last Beekeeper," and Emmy-winning "Out of Iraq." Seven of WOW's films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including "Becoming Chaz" and "Party Monster." World of Wonder has also created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents (1M+ subs), SVOD digital platform WOW Presents Plus, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. World of Wonder's bi-annual RuPaul's DragCon is the world's largest drag culture convention, welcoming 100,000 attendees across LA and NYC in 2018. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating decades of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community, named to Variety's Reality Leaders List in 2017, and chosen for the OUT100 list in 2018 for their trailblazing work in the LGBTQ+ community. World of Wonder was also selected for Realscreen's 2018 Global 100 list, which recognizes the top international non-fiction and unscripted production companies working in the industry today. World of Wonder creates out of a historic building/gallery space in the heart of Hollywood.
Source: Nielsen, P18-49 Live+SD, Coverage Ratings, Season 12: 02/28/20-04/03/20 vs. Season 11: 02/28/19-05/30/19; Highest rated since Season 10, Episode #1007 on 05/03/18