MTV & Paramount+ extend ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ franchise

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MTV and Paramount+ have extended RuPaul’s Drag Race and several of its spin-offs for new seasons.

The reality drag competition show will return next year for a 16th season, marking 15 years since the show first debuted in 2009.

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked also returns, airing each week after brand new episodes of Drag Race, in addition to the return of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars: Untucked.

The renewals follow nine Emmy nominations across the franchise and after a year in whuch the show’s production company, World of Wonder, created the first-ever Drag Defense Fund with a donation from MTV and RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The fund was created due to the threats and censorship against drag performers and the LGBTQ+ community to defend and ensure LGBTQ+ rights, and has already raised over $1.5m.

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