FRIDAYS ARE FIERCE ON OUTtv!
Emmy® Award-Winning RuPaul’s Drag Race Returns to OUTtv for Season 9
Episodes will stream on OUTtvGo following broadcast
Vancouver, BC, Canada – March 2, 2017 – Start your engines! This March RuPaul’s Drag Race will return to Canada’s national LGBTQ television network OUTtv on Fridays with an all-new cast of sickening queens who are ready to serve! The premiere episode features none other than the fabulous Lady Gaga and will air on Friday, March 24th at 8:00pm ET, followed by Untucked! Episodes will be available to stream on OUTtvGo after broadcast. Each episode will feature an eleganza extravaganza of challenges, runways and lipsync showdowns. Ahead of the Season 9 premiere OUTtv will air a marathon of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Season 2, on Friday March 24th starting at 11:00am ET.
The ninth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race features a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Along the way, they’ll face an unpredictable competition and deliver watercooler moments while joining the fabulous 100 Queens who fought for the crown before them. The 13 previously announced Queens include: Aja (Brooklyn, NY), Alexis Michelle (New York, NY), Charlie Hides (London, UK), Eureka (Johnson City, TN), Farrah Moan (Las Vegas, NV), Jaymes Mansfield (Madison, WI), Kimora Blac (Las Vegas, NV), Nina Bo’nina Brown (Atlanta, GA), Peppermint (New York, NY), Sasha Velour (Brooklyn, NY), Shea Couleé (Chicago, IL), Trinity Taylor (Orlando, FL) and Valentina (Los Angeles, CA).
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” season nine is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producers for Logo.
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About World of Wonder
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertainment and award-winning hit series as RuPaul’s Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), Transcendent (Fuse), Big Freedia (Fuse), Gay for Play (Logo), Then and Now with Andy Cohen (Bravo), Island Hunters (HGTV) and the recent documentary Out of Iraq: A Love Story (Logo). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. RuPaul’s Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Many of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film Festival including Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures, Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macauley Culkin. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube Channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. With over 430,000 subscribers and over 190 million views, the channel currently airs eleven weekly original series with a new episode every day of the week. In addition to its signature channel WOWPresents, they have launched an MCN (Multi-Channel Network) comprising 120 YouTube channels with over 215 million cumulative views and over 850 thousand subscribers. The popular WOW Report blog, which can be found at www.worldofwonder.net, receives more than 1 million visitors per month and was awarded the Best Counter Culture Blog by LA Weekly. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at http://mkt.com/worldofwonder
Logo is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials and unique stories. Logo is part of Viacom’s Music & Entertainment Group including VH1, MTV, MTV2, Comedy Central and Spike.
OUTtv is Canada’s national LGBTQ television network that offers a compelling mix of drama, comedy, talk and award-winning movies. Their original programming includes Sex & Violence, with Olympia Dukakis, Don’t Quit Your Gay Job, Knock Knock Ghost and Fabulocity. OUTtv is the exclusive initial license holder for the Canadian broadcast of The Collection, RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked. OUTtvGo is OUTtv’s streaming platform, subscribers can stream their favourite series and movies and discover new content exclusive to the service. OUTtvGo is available for iOS and Android devices, Roku and on web browsers for only $3.99 a month. OUTtv’s majority investor is Stern Partners.