To kick off the season nine premiere of "RuPaul's Drag Race," VH1 is throwing a LIVE viewing party on Friday nights hosted by Wendy Williams. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judgeRoss Mathews will also join in on the fun beginning Friday, March 24th at 5:30 PM ET/PT during the broadcast of “Pitch Perfect.” The fabulous duo will go LIVE from New York City with the fiercest party of the week, leading into new episodes of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” Join Wendy and Ross throughout the night as they dish on the season nine queens, welcome surprise guests, and react in real time to the gag-worthy new season.
To celebrate the new season, Logo will exclusively air a ‘Race to the Nines’ marathon of non-stop episodes beginning on Sunday, March 19th at 8:00 PM ET/PT leading up to VH1’s season nine premiere on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 PM ET/PT. Throughout the five day marathon, viewers will be treated to all-new bonus content including never before seen footage from the cutting room floor and interviews with previous contestants, judges and super fans including Michelle Visage, Bob the Drag Queen, Ginger Minj, Jujubee, Todrick Hall, and Lance Bass who will spill all of the “T” on the new queens.
The ‘Race to the Nines’ series marathon leads into the season nine premiere extravaganza that will feature Mother Monster herself, Lady Gaga, and a shocking opening that will go down as one of the most jaw-dropping moments in “Drag Race” herstory. Additionally, it will unveil a court of cut-throat Queens each competing to snatch the crown and strut away with a $100,000 cash prize and the coveted title of “America’s Next Drag Superstar.” Along the way, they’ll face an unpredictable competition and deliver watercooler moments as these talented ladies of drag join the fabulous 100 Queens who fought for the crown before them This season’s previously announced celebrity guest judges include Lady Gaga, Lisa Kudrow, Cheyenne Jackson, Meghan Trainor, Kesha, The B-52s, Naya Rivera, Andie MacDowell, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Denis O’Hare, Noah Galvin, Todrick Hall, Tamar Braxton, Lisa Robertson, Joan Smalls, Candis Cayne, Fortune Feimster and Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman.
The 13 previously announced Queens include: Aja (Brooklyn, NY), Alexis Michelle (New York, NY),Charlie Hides (London, UK), Eureka (Johnson City, TN) Farrah Moan (Las Vegas, NV), Jaymes Mansfield(Madison, WI), Kimora Blac (Las Vegas, NV), Nina Bo'nina Brown (Atlanta, GA), Peppermint (New York, NY), Sasha Velour (Brooklyn, NY), Shea Couleé (Chicago, IL), Trinity Taylor (Orlando, FL), and Valentina(Los Angeles, CA).