I know, I know Drag Race fans. We’ve been told RuPaul’s Drag Race season 7 cast announcement has been coming for what seems like months. They’ve psyched us out on social media – thanks a lot, Bianca del Rio.
But now it looks like it’s really, REALLY going to happen. Logo TV is airing their New Now Next awards on Sunday, December 7. Sometime during that broadcast (spoiler alert: probably toward the END of the show) they will announce the cast for season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
For those of you who remember The Hunty Games on Facebook last year, it looks like that will happen again in the days leading up to the December 7 final reveal.
So December 7 is the date kids. What follows is the official word from Logo TV.
LOGO TV MAKES TELEVISION HISTORY AS IT REVEALS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED CAST OF “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” FOR THE FIRST TIME LIVE DURING 2014 “NEW NOW NEXT AWARDS” FROM MIAMI ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 8:00 PM ET/PT
All New “RuPaul’s Drag Race: 15 Fan Favorite Queens of All Time” Countdown Show Kicks Off the Not-To-Be-Missed Night at 7:30 PM ET/PT
New York, December 4, 2014 – Logo TV today announced that for the first time in network history, the new cast of queens competing on the upcoming season of mega-hit reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” will be revealed live during the 2014 “New Now Next Awards.” The shroud of secrecy surrounding the 14 elite drag performers who’ll comprise the seventh season cast will be lifted via a series of OMFG interstitials interspersed throughout the “New Now Next” telecast on Sunday, December 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
“I’ve devoted my life to the art of drag. But NOTHING could have prepared me for this season’s queens,” warned Executive Producer, RuPaul. “They are truly twisted, sickening, and out of control.”
As a lead up to the big reveal during the 2014 “New Now Next Awards,” Logo TV will air “RuPaul’s Drag Race: 15 Fan Favorite Queens of All Time” on Sunday, December 7 at 7:30- p.m. ET/PT. This all-new, half-hour countdown special will unveil the fifteen favorite queens of all time as voted on by fans. Packed with the most gag-worthy clips from all six seasons of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” former drag racers share their thoughts on the most surprising and significant moments that made fans fall in love with these now-iconic contestants.
Additionally, starting Thursday, December 4, diehard fans can embark on a social scavenger hunt across Logo’s social channels to “ruveal” a Season 7 queen ahead of the“New Now Next Awards” on the 7th. Logo will be sharing exclusive sneak peeks at the upcoming cast via Snapchat (username: LogoTV), with snaps featuring pieces of a digital code which fans will then use to unlock their first look at the exciting new cast. To piece together the clues, fans will be encouraged to screen grab and share these messages from the popular self-destructing message app on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #ruveal, all to be featured on ruveal.logotv.com, where fans will be inputting the individual clues to form a 7-digit code to claim their prize.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” fans can keep the party going as season six winner Bianca Del Rio takes to the stage at the 2014 “New Now Next Awards,” which honor the year’s best new actors, artists, films, television and more. The event will include performances by Kristin Chenoweth, Jessie J and Betty Who as well as special appearances from Jennifer Hudson, Joe Jonas, Laverne Cox, Tyler Oakley, “Looking’s” Raul Castillo, Fifth Harmony, and more.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: 15 Fan Favorite Queens of All Time” is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Mandy Salangsang, Steven Corfe and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Chris McCarthy, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola serve as Executive Producers for Logo.
For more information on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and sneak preview clips, go to LogoTV.com. For up-to-date “RuPaul’s Drag Race” news and exclusives, join the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Facebook page or follow #DragRace conversation on Twitter at @RuPaulsDragRace. Follow along with live gifs from the show on Tumblr and additional content on the show’s Instagram page.
Logo TV is a leading entertainment brand inspired by the LGBT community and reflects the creative class across television, digital and social platforms. Logo features one-of-a-kind personalities, shows, specials, and unique stories. Logo is part of MTV’s network of brands including MTV, MTV2, MTV.com, mtvU, MTV Hits and MTV Jams.
ABOUT WORLD OF WONDER
Innovative production company World of Wonder is behind such entertaining hit series as “RuPaul’s Drag Race”(Logo), “Million Dollar Listing” (Bravo), “#CandidlyNicole” (Vh1), “Big Freedia”(Fuse), “Life With La Toya” (OWN), and “Island Hunters” (HGTV). “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (Logo) won the 2014 TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. “Big Freedia” (Fuse) won the 2014 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Reality Program, and “Million Dollar Listing NY” (Bravo) was a 2014 Emmy® Award nominee for Outstanding Unstructured 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® 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. Their most recent feature “I Am Britney Jean” (E!) offers an intimate look at Britney Spears’ journey into residency in Las Vegas. 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 will be honored with the IDA Pioneer Award in December 2014, celebrating exceptional achievement, leadership, and vision in the nonfiction and documentary community.
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