RuPaul's Drag Race Announces Plans For Historic 15th Season

There's plenty more charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent ahead. On Aug. 15, RuPaul's Drag Race announced plans for its 15th season. Find out what RuPaul said about the big announcement.

By Daniel Trainor Aug 15, 2022 3:30 PMTags
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RuPaul's Drag Race is sashaying into history.

On Aug. 15, VH1 officially announced plans for the drag competition show's landmark 15th season, which will include the show's 200th episode. 

"When I hear season 15 of RuPaul's Drag Race, I have to pinch myself—I just won't tell you where," host RuPaul said in a statement. "We never take for granted the opportunity we've been given to showcase drag excellence and tell authentic queer stories. Thank you to the fans, World of Wonder, VH1, our cast and crew, and most of all, our brave and beautiful queens." 

While no premiere date has been announced yet, new episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked are also on the way. They will air each week after regular episodes of Drag Race.

Since its premiere in February 2009, RuPaul's Drag Race has gone on to become a cultural force. The show has won a total of 24 Emmys, including four consecutive wins for Outstanding Competition Program and six consecutive wins for RuPaul for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. 

Both the series and RuPaul are nominated again this year.

Secrets About RuPaul's Drag Race's First 10 Years

Drag Race fans who need their fix before the premiere of season 15 are in luck. 

The second season of RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race premiered Aug. 12 on VH1 with an entirely new format from season one, which aired in April 2020.

Filmed live in front of a studio audience, the series features nine mysterious celebrities competing in full drag for a shot at earning a $100,000 donation for their favorite charity.

Loretta Devine was the first celebrity revealed and eliminated on the premiere episode.

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While we wait for season 15 of Drag Race, catch RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race when it airs Fridays at 8 p.m. on VH1 and see if RuPaul and the rest of the gang take home more hardware when the Emmys air Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. on NBC and Peacock.

(E!, NBC and Peacock are all part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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