As Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race begins on Friday, Feb. 28th on VH1 at 8pm, my Afterbuzz TV weekly recap panel is getting ready to come back together to discuss each episode for all the Drag Race Super-fans.
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Starting Sunday, Feb. 23rd at 4pm PST, hosts Jayla Roxx, Ollie Drennan, Jacque Borowski & myself will kick-off the Season 12 run with a very special “Meet the Queens” episode. Be sure to tune in live that day with your thoughts on the 13 new queens, and then tune in each Sunday after that for our thoughts on each episode.
Well, looks like RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars Season 5 has a new home! According to World Of Wonder, it has just been announced that the All-Stars version of RuPaul’s Drag Race will now be home on Showtime.
Even though All Stars Season 5 will no longer be airing on VH1, you can still watch on WOWPresents Plus.
It is suggested that the move to Showtime is due to Showtime’s growing lineup of LGBTQ programming like, The L Word: Generation Q, Shameless, and Work in Progress.
Drag Race Fans are not taking the news so well. One Instagram user says,
“Sad to see this change networks. Lots of fans don’t have Showtime.”
Another says, “Well that’s unfortunate. Guess I’m relying on Reddit and bootlegs”.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 5 will air on its new home on June 5th at 8pm after the season finale of Season 12 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on VH1.
We already told you about Nubia, the all-new drag spectacular making its world premiere in Brooklyn in March. But this live-out-loud, show-stopping extravaganza that counters racial and political division has two exciting new updates for you! First, they have added a sixth cast member, Season 9 finalist, Miss Shea Couleé will also be joining the roster, along with the other five Drag Race Royalty of colour: Bebe Zahara Benet, Peppermint, The Vixen, Monique Heart & Bob the Drag Queen.
Not only have they added another cast member, but they have also added a third and final performance. So, there will be two performances on Friday, March 6th, one at 8pm and the added performance at 11pm. Plus there is an 8pm performance on Thursday, March 5th.
Looks like tickets are going quickly, so please be sure to get them now, do not wait! This will be a show you won’t want to miss.
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Cast member, and Season 1 winner, BeBe Zahara Benet, says: “Nubia was born out of necessity. I grew tired of seeing tours with casts that don’t represent the diversity or talent within the LGBTQ community—or the world around us. And that’s not a sentiment that is exclusive to me. Many performers of color feel the same way. I wanted to shake things up and show people that a tour headlined by entertainers of color is worthy, exciting and profitable.”
For tickets, go to nubia.ticketleap.com and follow the show on Instagram @nubiatour for more. And again, show your love for these queens by using #BlackQueensMatter
About The Author:
Mark J. Freeman is a host, comic, actor and drag queen from the midwest and transplanted in the City Of Angels.
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