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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Renewed for Season 16, ‘All Stars’ Season 9 Is a Go

Monica Beverly Hillz, Naysha Lopez, Mrs. Kasha Davis, Darienne Lake, Jaymes Mansfield, Kahanna Montrese, LaLa Ri, Alexis Michelle, Jessica Wild, Kandy Muse and Jimbo in RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars season 8Credit: World of Wonder/Paramount+ ©2023 World of Wonder Productions, Inc.

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MTV and Paramount+ have officially said “shantay you stay” to RuPaul’s Drag Race and its spin off, All Stars. It’s time to celebrate, because RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 16 and All Stars Season 9 have both been greenlit at MTV and Paramount+. Fans of the franchise will have plenty more to enjoy as the show approaches 15 years on the air.


RuPaul’s Drag Race Has Been Renewed for Season 16

According to Variety, a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked will also premiere after each new episode of Season 16. There will also be new Untucked episodes for Season 9 of All Stars. Drag Race is the most-nominated reality program at this year’s Emmys.

The show’s casting directors Goloka Bolte and Ethan Peterson said they’re looking for contestants “that are going to step up and fight” for the LGBTQ+ community, with Peterson saying the show is “a beacon of hope for a lot of people.”

He added that “in these scary times for our community, it’s important to put people on the show that are going to fight and be examples to help evoke change.” Production company World of Wonder is also doing its part through the ACLU’s Drag Defense Fund.


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The Show First Premiered in 2009

Next year marks the 15th anniversary of RuPaul’s Drag Race premiering on Logo TV in 2009. Since then, the show has had a few different homes, including VH1 and MTV. The show’s All Stars spin-off premiered in 2012 and currently streams on Paramount+.

Drag Race Season 15 aired earlier this year on MTV, with Sasha Colby becoming the first trans woman to win the main series. All Stars Season 8 recently wrapped up on Paramount+, with Canada’s Drag Race star Jimbo being crowned the winner.


Are you excited to watch the upcoming new seasons of Rupaul’s Drag Race and its spin-offs? Are there any queens you’re hoping to see return for the new season of All Stars? Let us know in the comments below.

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