Unscripted

TLC preps Alkemy X’s makeover series “Dragnificent!”

Discovery-owned lifestyle network TLC has scheduled an April premiere date for makeover series Dragnificent! from Philadelphia-headquartered non-fiction studio Alkemy X. Following a 2019 special, Dragnificent! will follow four drag queens as ...
January 15, 2020

Discovery-owned lifestyle network TLC has scheduled an April premiere date for makeover series Dragnificent! from Philadelphia-headquartered non-fiction studio Alkemy X.

Following a 2019 special, Dragnificent! will follow four drag queens as they draw on their individual expertise to provide glamorous makeovers to those in desperate need.

Each episode will document the cast of drag stars as they help transform an individual’s appearance for a special day while taking viewers on a “touching journey” of their life and struggles to this point, from a bride-to-be who wants to feel beautiful walking down the aisle to a woman learning to love herself after losing a massive amount of weight.

Featured throughout the series will be Alexis Michelle, a makeup artist specializing in weddings and special events; BeBe, an event planner who can transform any room into a fantasy space; Jujubee, a fashion expert who draws on her deep knowledge in drag couture and women’s fashion; and Thorgy Thor, a classically trained musician who knows how to get the party started.

“The response to our special with Alexis, BeBe, Jujubee and Thorgy last year was an enthusiastic ‘heck yeah,’ and we are so proud to bring them all back for a full season run in Dragnificent!” said Howard Lee, president and GM at TLC, in a statement. “TLC viewers love our tears-of-joy stories of transformation, self-discovery and self-love.  We can’t think of a better treat for viewers than following four of America’s favorite drag queens as they help someone feel as fabulous and confident as they deserve to be.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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