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RuPaul’s Drag Tots is not Drag Race Junior, alas. But Jasmine Masters’ etiquette show is reality TV.

Drag Race contestant Jasmine Masters, who will star in the new etiquette series Jasmine Masters Master Class. Inset: The animated characters of Drag Tots. (Photos by WOW)

When I read the subject line of a press release about a new show called Drag Tots, which is executive produced by RuPaul, I was so excited that Drag Race was going to produce a junior edition, like Project Runway and MasterChef have done.

Alas, I missed the key word: “animated.”

The animated series will be available only on Drag Race production company World of Wonder’s new subscription service, WOW Presents Plus, starting early next year. On the show, the press release says, “Baby drag queens attend grammar school,” and they include “Dina Saur, a colorful drag tot whose aesthetic is inspired by dinosaurs”; “Roxy Moron, innocent, lovable and totally gullible”; and “Lady Liber T, an African American queen with a talent for putting haters in their place.”

Although Drag Tots isn’t going to be a reality show—again, alas—WOW Presents Plus has announced four other non-animated reality TV shows, including one starring a former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant.

These shows will be available “in early 2018”:

  1. Jasmine Masters Master Class, which WOW says is “a modern-day look at polite behavior delivered drag-queen style,” and starring the season 7 queen, who “has something to say about manners and etiquette.”
  2. His Vintage Touch follows hair stylist Tony Medina, who WOW says “is known for his iconic vintage looks and a specialty in creating old-Hollywood glamour.” The show will be “a cutting look at how he creates works of art.”
  3. Seth Bogart: Feeling Fruity is an interview show that involves painting. On each episode, “Seth invites celebrities, friends, & unexpected strangers to his art studio to paint while enjoying some titillating conversation,” WOW says.
  4. Kaplan Twins’ Adventures in Painting follows twins and social media stars “as they create new works of art in unexpected ways”—and that, WOW says, means things like “dipping stuffed animals in paint” and “rolling around naked on a canvas in front of a live audience.”