Emmy award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race is about to begin its ninth season, on a new network.
The reality competition series will move from its original home, Logo TV, to VH1 on Friday, March 24 at 8 p.m. A second run will air on Logo the following week. Both cable channels are owned by Viacom.
Each episode features challenges, runway walks and lip sync showdowns as drag queens from around the world compete to become “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” The winner also goes home with a $100,000 cash prize.
“Broadcasting the show on VH1 will allow more fans to experience the energy, heart and talent these fierce Queens bring to the stage every week,” said Pamela Post, the svp of original programming and development at Logo.
The show’s host, RuPaul, won his first Emmy in September as Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program. The latest season of Drag Race All-Stars also broke Logo’s previous ratings records.
Combining those factors with the increase in fandom and conversation surrounding the series led VH1 and Logo TV to come to this decision.
The season premiere will include Lady Gaga’s first appearance on Drag Race, which was first announced around the time of her Super Bowl halftime performance. Watch the trailer for the new season below.