TruTV has procured the rights to broadcast RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK.
The deal includes all seven seasons of the American reality show and the rights to its companion series RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked.
“It’s official: @RuPaul is coming to truTV UK in June. Get your drag on.
#RuPaulsDragRace” – TruTV UK via Twitter
Presided over by drag queen RuPaul, the format endeavours to find ‘America’s next drag superstar’ with contestants undertaking a number of challenges. World of Wonder produces the show for Logo TV in the US.
The fourth season will debut in the UK on TruTV in June.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race is an entertaining, outrageous show packed full of larger-than-life characters with a balance of humour and warmth that our viewers love. It’s a perfect fit for truTV, complementing the existing slate and showcasing the channel’s sense of fun.
“We’re really excited to become its TV home in the UK and to be working with [distributer] Passion and creators and producers World of Wonder to spread the RuPaul love to new audiences.” – Channel Director, Turner Broadcasting UK, Jane Mote
Celebrity Big Brother participant Michelle Visage has been a judge on the show since its third season.
The first six seasons of the show can also be seen on Netflix in the UK. In unrelated news, Jonathan Ross’s Hot Sauce TV is overseeing a UK adaption with Jodie Harsh.