RUPAUL IS TURNING THE COMPETITION UP TO 100 AND ADDING AN ALL-STAR PANEL OF GUEST JUDGES FOR THE UPCOMING SEASON OF "RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE"
Guest Judges Include Marc Jacobs, Gigi Hadid, Nicole Richie, Faith Evans, David and Amy Sedaris, Todrick Hall, Debbie Harry, Thomas Roberts and more
Network to Air Full Series Marathon and All-New Interviews with Fan Favorite Queens Leading Up to the 100th Episode Season Premiere on Monday, March 7 at 9:00 PM ET/PT
Link to All-New Promo: http://logo.to/1Qo2UFE
NEW YORK, NY - February 18, 2016 - "RuPaul's Drag Race" is celebrating all things 100! The mega-hit competition series returns to Logo with a Queen-sized 90-minute premiere on Monday, March 7th at 9:00 PM ET/PT that also marks the 100th episode and 100th Queen to sashay into the workroom. To celebrate the milestone, Logo will air a 'Runway to 100' marathon of the full series beginning on Thursday, March 3rd at 7:00 PM ET/PT. Throughout the marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new interviews with previous contestants who will spill all of the behind-the-scenes T on their seasons.
The 'Runway to 100' series marathon leads into the 100th episode extravaganza and the kick-off of a historic new season featuring a court of cutthroat Queens competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize as well as the coveted title of "America's Next Drag Superstar." RuPaul welcomes backCarson Kressley and Ross Mathews to the permanent judging panel alongside Michelle Visage. Think you know this race? Honey, you have no idea.
Once again, RuPaul will be joined by the hottest celebrities today to help alongside show regulars Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley and Ross Mathews as they decide who will stay, lip-synch for their life or "Sashay Away." This season's celebrity guest judges include Nicole Richie, Gigi Hadid, Marc Jacobs, David and Amy Sedaris, Debbie Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Ester Dean, Faith Evans, Jamal Sims, Chanel Iman, Todrick Hall, Thomas Roberts, Tasha Smith and Vivica A. Fox.
The 12 previously announced Queens include: Acid Betty (Brooklyn, NY), Bob The Drag Queen (New York, NY), Chi Chi DeVayne (Shreveport, LA), Cynthia Lee Fontaine (Austin, TX), Dax ExclamationPoint (Savannah, GA), Derrick Barry (Las Vegas, NV), Kim Chi (Chicago, IL), Laila McQueen (Gloucester, MA), Naomi Smalls(Redlands, CA), Naysha Lopez (Chicago, IL), Robbie Turner (Seattle, WA) and Thorgy Thor (Brooklyn, NY).
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 8 is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Kate Fisher and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for Logo.
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Logo is celebrating the return of "RuPaul's Drag Race" with premiere events nationwide featuring gag-worthy performances by the entire season 8 cast and beats from DJ Lady Bunny. Surprise hosts to be announced soon. Events to take place in New York City on February 22, Chicago on February 24th, Austin on February 26th, San Francisco on February 28th and Los Angeles on March 1st. For ticket information go tovossevents.com.
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ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining and award-winning hit series as RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo), Million Dollar Listings (Bravo), #CandidlyNicole (Vh1), Big Freedia (Fuse), and Island Hunters (HGTV). Million Dollar Listing NY was a 2015 Emmy(R) Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program. RuPaul's Drag Race won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. Big Freedia (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program. World of Wonder has also created award-winning films and documentaries such as Inside Deep Throat, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Wishful Drinking, Monica in Black and White, and The Last Beekeeper, which won an Emmy(R) Award for Outstanding Nature Programming. Seven of their films have premiered at the Sundance Film festival including Becoming Chaz and Party Monster, the documentary and feature film starring Macaulay Culkin. World of Wonder has created a substantial digital footprint with its YouTube channel WOWPresents, along with an award-winning blog, The WOW Report. Co-founders Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey authored The World According to Wonder, celebrating 21 years of production, which can be found online at http://worldofwonder.net/. Randy and Fenton were honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.