‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ renewed for Season 9 on Logo


Logo has renewed “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for a ninth season. The Viacom-owned cabler has also greenlit a new reality series from Kelly Ripa.

The “Drag Race” renewal comes after the competition show landed two Emmy nominations — one for RuPaul as outstanding reality host and another for costumes.

“Season 9 of ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ will be bigger, better and more twisted than ever,” host and exec producer RuPaul says in a statement. “Thank you, Logo, for continuing to provide a powerful platform for these brave, gorgeous and creative souls to tell their stories. They represent the hopes and dreams of all the outsiders around the world.”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” is Logo’s highest-rated series. The drag queen competition has become a franchise for the cable net with an “All Stars” spinoff, which heads into its second season on Aug. 25.

In addition to renewing “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Logo announced a new series “Fire Island,” hailing from “Live!” host Ripa and her husband/producing partner Mark Consuelos.

“Fire Island” is a docuseries following a group of New York City professionals who leave behind the stress of their big city lives and escape to Fire Island. The series highlights the adventure, romance and relationships of friends and housemates as they vacation together in a share-house and experience the magic and drama of the landmark location.

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