ViacomCBS-owned network Showtime will air RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars for the first time this June with a new “special edition” of the competition series.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race spin-off sees previous contestants return for a second attempt to earn the crown, win a cash prize of US$100,000 and garner a spot in the “Drag Race Hall of Fame.”
Showtime’s special edition of All Stars, premiering June 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, will follow the season finale of Emmy Award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race on ViacomCBS pay-TV net VH1.
VH1 plans to use the new season of Drag Race, premiering Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, to drive audiences to Showtime for the premiere of All Stars.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is a culture-defining show that fits perfectly within the contemporary programming Showtime offers in both scripted and unscripted,” Jana Winograde, president of entertainment at Showtime Networks, said in a statement. “We are excited to take advantage of our relationship with our new sister company VH1 to present a special edition of this sensational series and bring in this passionate and robust fanbase. It’s the latest example of how we can leverage our combined portfolio to provide new experiences for our audience.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race are produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and host RuPaul Charles (pictured) serving as executive producers. Tim Palazzola serves as executive producer and Jen Passovoy serves as producer.