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“Drag Race” Alums Return to TV in New Documentary, Comedy Specials

Hold on to your wigs!

We might be out of season for RuPaul’s Drag Race, but honey, plenty of Drag Race alums are about to appear on your TV screens.

Trixie Mattel’s new one-woman comedy show, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, will kick off a new series of specials starring Drag Race queens beginning Thursday, September 26, on Canada’s OUTtv. The following weeks will feature Katya’s Help Me I’m Dying, Bob the Drag Queen’s Crazy Black Lady, and All Stars Season 2 winner Alaska’s new special, which is currently untitled.

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Don’t worry, you won’t have to borrow Brooke Lynn Hytes’ OUTtv login to watch if you don’t live in Canada. The specials will be available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, and on-demand following their OUTtv premieres.

Not only that, but according to Entertainment Weekly, The Queens, a new feature-length documentary starring Alaska, Jinkx Monsoon, Katya, and Sharon Needles, will premiere Friday, September 13, on OUTtv, kicking off the upcoming month-long drag extravaganza.

“The film follows four of the world’s leading drag queens as they perform on stages around the world while grappling with ’major tragedies’ and their busy careers, according to the movie’s synopsis,” EW reports.

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“Drag, as an industry, has seen such explosive growth over the past few years, and we could not be happier to showcase the diverse talents of our clients in both the comedy specials and the documentary,” said Jacob Slane, a partner and talent manager at Producer Entertainment Group (PEG), which produced the new specials. “We are excited to once again be doing business with OUTtv, who has always been a supportive partner to drag artists and to our company.”

We don’t yet know when RuPaul’s flagship series will return to our screens, but with Drag Race U.K., Drag Race Canada, Werq the World, and now the OUTtv specials, we’ll have plenty of wigs and tucking tape drama to hold us over until Ru and Michelle sashay down the mainstage again.

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