MTV is expanding RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 15 to 90-minute episodes from the current 60-minute format. The announcement was made today via the Rupaul’s Drag Race official Twitter account.
“Get ready, racers 🏁 #DragRace returns to 90-minute episodes starting Friday March 10 at 8/7c on @MTV”
— RuPaul's Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) February 9, 2023
Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 15 fans asked that the The Real Friends of WeHo reality show sashay away and bring back the 90-minute episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race. A petition launched in Change.org by Brandon Wu is currently at 34,622 signatures. It is not yet clear if the switch was all part of the programing, or if the petition influenced the decision.
It is also not yet known how this will impact The Real Friends of WeHo, which was sandwiched between RuPaul’s Drag Race and the show’s UnTucked series.
“I know this is probably petty, but MTV and WOWPresents, we would like RuPaul’s Drag Race to return to 90 minute episodes,” reads the petition. “The 90 minute format was unique to any other reality competition show where we actually have context for the content of episodes. Also, we really don’t want ‘The Real Friends of WeHo’ to air. Given Todrick Hall’s problematic behavior last year on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, it’s irresponsible to give him a platform he doesn’t deserve, and he refuses to take accountability. So we ask politely and aggressively to allow Drag Race to have the 90 minutes fans deserve.”
The petition was clear when it asked for the return of 90 minute episodes of RuPaul’s Drag Race and demanded that MTV not air the new gay reality series that follows the lives of six LGBTQ+ celebrities, personalities, and entrepreneurs allegedly living in West Hollywood, featuring Brad Goreski, Todrick Hall, Curtis Hamilton, Dorión Renaud, Jaymes Vaughan, and Joey Zauzig.
The petition can be found by clicking on the link below:
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