MTV's Logo reportedly renews 'RuPaul's Drag Race' for second season
By John Bracchitta, 03/31/2009
RuPaul is reportedly gearing up for another search for America's Next Drag Queen Star.
One day after the first season finale of RuPaul's Drag Race, Logo has reportedly ordered a second season of the drag queen reality competition, two people familiar with the situation toldTV Week last week.
While a spokesman for the network would not confirm if Drag Race had been renewed for a new season, a publicist for the network confirmed that the show had been the most streamed show in the history of the network's website, TV Week reported.
The first season of RuPaul's Drag Race featured the legendary drag queen as host, mentor and judge as she welcomed nine drag queens to compete for the title of America's Next Drag Queen Star.
RuPaul was joined on the show's judges panel with fashion journalist and author Merle Ginsberg, former Project Runway designer Santino Rice, and a range of celebrity guest judges.
Among the celebrity guest judges who participated on the show were show were designer Bob Mackie, former Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams, actress Lucy Lawless, singer/actress Maria Conchita Alonso, The Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin, former MAD TV cast member Debra Wilson, model/actress Jenny Shimizu, actress Tori Spelling, actor Dean McDermott, author Howard Bragman, choreographer Frank Gatson, and M.A.C vice president of makeup artistry Gordon Espinet.
RuPaul's Drag Race is produced by World of Wonder Productions, with RuPaul, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell serving as executive producers.