RuPaul’s Drag Race will air a ninth season next year, Logo announced today, along with the pickup of a reality series called Fire Island.
RuPaul was quoted in Logo’s press release as saying season nine “will be bigger, better and more twisted than ever,” and thanked the network “for continuing to provide a powerful platform for these brave, gorgeous and creative souls to tell their stories. They represent the hopes and dreams of all the outsiders around the world.”
Explaining the renewal, Logo cited RuPaul’s Emmy nomination and its “year-over-year ratings growth, digital records shattered with the most watched premiere in series history, and highest digital downloads in network history.”
A second RuPaul’s All-Star Drag Race, which was filmed last year, debuts Aug. 25.
Meanwhile, the network also announced its order of the reality series Fire Island, produced by Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos’ Milojo Productions, which sounds very much like a Bravo-style Real Housewives.
Logo says it will be “following a group of young, New York City professionals who leave behind the stress of their big city lives and escape to the magical sun-soaked oasis that is Fire Island Pines” and “highlights the adventures and relationships of friends and lovers as they experience the magic and excitement of the landmark location.”