Fridays have been getting fiercer and fiercer thanks to RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 on VH1 at 8/7C. And with only three episodes in, drastic times DO call for DRAGTASTIC measures hunties because Variety announced today that ‘Drag Race’ has been renewed for a 10th season! Hooray!
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VH1 is now billing itself as “the place where pop culture comes to party.” The emphasis is on fun, frothy and pop culture-centric unscripted material.
Chris McCarthy, president of VH1, MTV and Logo, said the party motif has influenced VH1’s development focus with shows revolving around food (“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”), games (“Hip Hop Squares”) and entertainment from “lively and ambitious friends.” “America’s Next Top Model,” “Love and Hip Hop” and “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” which shifted this year from Logo to VH1, fall into the entertainment category. “Drag Race” has been renewed for a 10th season.
Joining the VH1 rotation in August is “Baller Wives,” a look at a group of Miami-based pro athletes and their wives. “Scared Famous,” to premiere in October, is an effort to tap into the comedy-horror genre with a competition series that promises to send 10 celebrities into a “spooky” mansion to face “chilling challenges” derived from classic horror pics.
Another big priority that bows June 5 is “Daytime Divas,” a scripted behind-the-scenes look at a daytime talk show based on the roman a clef “Satan’s Sisters” by Star Jones, a former panelist on ABC’s “The View.” The Sony Pictures Television show, which has a 10-episode order, is toplined by Vanessa Williams and Tichina Arnold. McCarthy sees it as in keeping with the theme of embracing pop culture.
An all new RuPaul’s Drag Race airs THIS Friday, April 14th at 8/7C on VH1!
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