Logo and World of Wonder have announced the premiere date of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars” the six episode mini-series where 12 former contestants (and, non-winners) from Seasons 1-4 will compete to enter the “Drag Race Hall of Fame” and a cash prize of $100,000. Debuting on Monday, October 22nd, the first episode will be “super-sized” and contain an additional 10 minutes of show…and “UnTucked” fans will be happy to know that the beloved “behind the scenes” show will also return immediately following each “All-Stars” episode.
RuPaul declared, “Unlike other reality competition shows, when contestants leave ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ they don’t fade away, they become internationally famous performers. ‘RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race’ is the perfect new franchise for fans to fall in love all over again with some of the most talented and unforgettable queens.”
The 12 queens entering the “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star” drag battle this season are: Pandora Boxx, Tammie Brown, Nina Flowers, Jujubee, Mimi Imfurst, Manila Luzon, Alexis Mateo, Chad Michaels, Raven, Latrice Royale, Shannel and Yara Sofia. Only one will walk out as the ultimate queen among queens.
And, as always, the Drag Race franchise has been synonymous with the coolest (and campiest) guest judges. “RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race” will not disappoint as it brings Rosie Perez, Ross Matthews, Rachel Hunter, Vicki Lawrence, Busy Phillips, Rachel Dratch, Janice Dickinson, Wendy McClendon-Covey, Elvira, Beth Ditto and Cheri Oteri to the guest judges table alongside RuPaul, Michelle Visage and Santino Rice. Together, they will decide who will “Shante! Stay!“ or “Sashay Away.”
Are y’all excited about this or is it just a case of Logo and RuPaul milking their cash cow?
Frankly, we’re delighted because it will be VERY interesting to see some of these queens interact…remember, we have performers from DIFFERENT seasons meeting up for the first time, on television, and these are all power divas who don’t mince words. We’re guessing/hoping the sparks will fly.
And, to be honest, we’re most excited about the presence of the “oddball” contestants Tammie Brown and Mimi Imfurst…we’re guessing that their unique personalities will not always blend well with the more mainstream girls.
We hope they don’t get booted off too quickly…
(We’ve heard who got booted off first and if it’s true, you might be surprised…)
And, the presence of Vicki Lawrence as a judge excites us…we hope she comes in character as “Mama”.