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RuPaul’s Drag Race gets an early renewal from VH1

RuPaul and Lady Gaga on the season nine premiere of RuPaul's Drag Race, which was renewed for a 10th season. (Photo by VH1)

VH1 gave RuPaul’s Drag Race an early renewal today, confirming that the show will return for season 10.

That renewal came after just three episodes. Last year, Logo announced the ninth-season renewal in July, though Logo did give an early renewal for season eight the previous March.

Season 10 will air in March 2018—that’s perhaps the only slightly disappointing part of this news, because I was curious if VH1 would do more than one season a year, or at least decrease the time between seasons.

VH1 says “the series’ tenth season is positioned to be its biggest eleganza extravaganza ever.”

VH1 and MTV president Chris McCarthy told Deadline today that the show’s move from Logo:

“…was unrelated to anything else other than the fact that it is such a cultural phenomenon. It was so ahead of its time, and it’s only grown, so to be able to give it a bigger platform, it felt like the right thing to do. It wasn’t about switching assets, it was how do we satisfy the audience’s demand to see the show.

It’s been amazing to see the show get its highest season ever on a whole new night on a whole new network. We brought in a whole new set of audience that is loving the show.”