Drag Race All Stars has a new home… again!
In 2017 the Drag Race franchise made a big leap from LOGO to VH1, and now All Stars is packing up its wigs for another move, this time to VH1 sister channel Showtime.
Season 5 of All Stars will premiere June 5 on the L Word and Homeland network, though it’s not clear if any structural changes will accompany the move (except no commercials!).
“We are excited to take advantage of our relationship with our new sister company VH1 to present a special edition of this sensational series and bring in this passionate and robust fanbase,” Jana Winograde, co-president of entertainment at Showtime Networks Inc, said in a statement.
“It’s the latest example of how we can leverage our combined portfolio to provide new experiences for our audience.”
She added: “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars is a culture-defining show that fits perfectly within the contemporary programming Showtime offers in both scripted and unscripted.”
The Drag Race team couldn’t resist a little wordplay in their announcement: “SHAMELESS plug, but All Stars has a new HOMELAND! So, everybody say THE L WORD (love!) because a special edition of ALL STARS is coming to @Showtime June 5″
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) February 20, 2020
Meanwhile, the upcoming 12th season of Drag Race premiers Friday, February 28th at 8PM ET on VH1.