“RuPaul’s Drag Race” has been renewed for a seventh season — one week ahead of its sixth season debut on Monday, Feb. 24 at 9/8c.
Production began on Season 7 on Monday with a casting call for contenders. Prospective contestants can audition at rdrcasting.com.
The move is expected for Logo’s most popular show, but the announcement is also being timed to promote the upcoming sixth season and the fact that viewers can watch the premiere episode (sans the elimination results) early starting Monday on the new Logo viewing app for iPhone and iPad.
Logo’s vice president of programming, Pamela Post, said in a statement, “RuPaul’s Drag Race continues to be a perennial fan favorite that has slowly become a pop culture phenomenon attracting a wide-range of viewers.”
RuPaul, the show’s host and an executive producer also used the opportunity to hint at a new album, “Born Naked.” Her last album, “Glamazon” was released in 2011.
“A new album, a season premiere and the official greenlight for season 7… all in the same week!?! I’m so verklemplt I could plotz,” said RuPaul.
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RuPaul will debut the video for her new single, “Geronimo,” on LogoTV.com during the first week in March. Directed by Steven Corfe and edited by Michael Roha, the music video features Julian Serrano and his twerking.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which pits drag queens against each other in various challenges for the opportunity to become a world renown performer like RuPaul, is Logo’s highest-rated show. Its fifth season was viewed by more than 1.3 million viewers and earned a .8 rating among the advertiser-coveted Adults 18-49 demographic.
It is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Post serves as Executive Producer for Logo.