For its landmark 15th season, RuPaul’s Drag Race is moving from VH1 to MTV and the first Drag Race Global All Stars is coming to Paramount+ worldwide. In addition, three new international versions are coming in Mexico, Germany and Brazil, airing on MTV/Parmount+ in their countries.
The main series moving to MTV comes after a Paramount Global restructuring that now sees VH1 under the purview of BET Networks. Season 15 premieres Jan. 6 at 8 p.m. on MTV. VH1 will still house RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race, which has been renewed for season 3.
“With the global expansion of RuPaul’s Drag Race, we’re thrilled to bring the franchise into three new Paramount+ territories – Germany, Brazil and Mexico – and are very excited that RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race will return for a third season with our partners at VH1/BET,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.
“We are big fans of the Drag Race franchise and thrilled to bring back RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race for another season on VH1,” said Scott Mills, President/CEO, BET Media Group.“World of Wonder is delighted to expand its partnership with MTV Entertainment Studios,” said Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, CEOs of World of Wonder. “Drag Race is about universal themes of love, self-expression, and acceptance – and there has never been a more important time than now for these ideas to be expressed internationally. Thanks to Chris McCarthy, Nina L. Diaz and their incredible team at MTV Entertainment Studios, we are honored to continue our mission to showcase the artistry of drag in different languages, and cultures around the world.”
More information about season 15, including the cast of queens, is expected to be unveiled soon.