'RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race' Returning for Second Season on Logo TV
Start your All Stars engines! Logo TV has announced that RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race is returning for a second season.
"Ending years of fan speculation," reads a statement from the network, "RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race will return for a second season, packed with more eleganza and double-lashed side eye than Drag Race has ever seen." Contestants from previous seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race will compete in the new All Stars edition of the show.
The new season of All Stars is slated to air following the eighth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. A premiere date for the latter has yet to be announced, but each new season of RuPaul's Drag Race usually launches between January and March each year. The seventh season premiered on March 2, 2015.
"Every season they arrive as drag artists, and they leave as international stars," RuPaul says in a statement provided by Logo. "The chance to bring back my best girls for a new season All Stars is a dream come true for me and all the fans around the world.
The first RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race aired in 2012, following the first four seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race, and crowned Chad Michaels as its winner. (Michaels had previously competed on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race.)
As for the contestants on the new season RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race, those details have yet to be revealed (or, ruvealed, as fans of the show might say). Jokes RuPaul: "Now I'd like to tell you which queens are coming back, but then I'd have to kill you," jokes RuPaul. "But, never the lest, stay tuned for more updates. Because this new season of All Stars honey is going to be like no other, and it will leave you gagging!"
Many competitors on Drag Race go on to notch Billboard chart hits, following in the footsteps of the show's namesake host and co-executive producer, RuPaul. Most recently, contestants from the seventh season -- including winner Violet Chachki and runner-up Pearl -- both notched their first Billboard chart entries. The former reached No. 11 on the Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart with the Gagged (EP) and Pearl also hit No. 11 on the same list with Pleasure.